I'm sure you'll figure something out sooner or later for less money. Hope you have fun on Wednesday!
@M_V Bikes also used to have iron shod wheels and no drivetrain. What's your point?
I've got a rigid Klein Attitude Comp, a Litespeed Obed with White Brothers sc70 forks (80mm travel) and a full sus Evil the Calling with a RC3 Debonair shock and Pike RCT3 forks (140mm Travel). I've done the same trails on all three and the difference between them is night and day. Suspension is forgiving and inspires confidence and you just end up going faster, way faster.