As above really. I've been invited to partake in a 32km XC race in Val d'Intelvi near Lake Como in Italy in a couple of weeks, racing in the non-ranked amateur category. My fitness is definitely up to scratch (I've been averaging 13.2mph on our local 20 mile trails although granted this course will definitely have some longer extended climbs which I'm sure will bring that average down) so am quite looking forward to the opportunity to push myself a bit.
I'm currently riding a 2012 alloy Speccy Camber 26er which I've lightened up a bit with Reba forks (new ones with the SID lowers), Fulcrum wheelset (a reasonable 1600 grams) and a few other odd bits and bobs. Current weight is bang on 13kg which admittedly isn't the lightest for racing but should be ok for a non-competitive event.
Any tips / advice for a training regime leading up to the event? Last-minute component tweaks / changes to the bike that could lighten it up a bit without spending megabucks?