[EDIT] Odd. This was supposed to be post #4, not post #1. Oh well, whatever. Posts #4-6 happened first, then #1-3, then the rest.[/EDIT]
I think Mandy's SAG support would be much appreciated. Yeah, we'd be alone on the GMR segment, but she could meet us again at the top of GMR. And knowing we have water at the top of GMR would ensure that two water bottles is sufficient.
And it's not just the practical advantage Mandy's presence would provide. I really enjoyed having her share in the Pie ride experience, and I believe the rest of the group did, too. I see no reason she shouldn't take part again. In fact, I would welcome her participation.