I plan on being there. As for riding beforehand, I would join ya but I don't think I'll have my rear wheel back from getting repaired. I think a bunch of old dudes usually ride early on Saturdays.
Yeah, we might be old, but we are slow too.
I'm not sure about being there to ride, but for sure I will miss the workday. This is Meltdown weekend and there will be plenty to do at Palos and the workday starts at 1:00. (No I'm not doing both (I'm too old), as Palos will really start well before 1:00 and go until dark, I'm sure)