Panaracer Cinder 2.25″ tyres are quite nice. Rigid forks are less nice on hard rutted tracks.
Going back to work after just over a week away is always a bit of a shock, but I seemed to survive today with no major problems. Two day weeks are particularly nice though.
There is a new Pixies track out called “Bam Thwok”. No idea what it sounds like, but it’s bound to be good as it’s by the Pixies. [update: it’s fantastic]