The Jones was propably Biff's - I didn't see it though.
We got an early start at 9am on Sunday for the singlespeed race, it wasn't such a bad thing as we avoided the worst of the heat (I was woken up early anyway by a pressing bladder and singing birds).
Simon (not a forumer) and I spent the Saturday evening cooking burgers and sipping various blends of beer. We then headed to the SSUK stand for more free beer and the joustling matches. Had a chat with various acquaintances and called it quits shortly after midnight, having most probably complied with the 5-pint rule of old days.
I started the run towards the back so never got a chance to see the leaders go away. Found my bike easily and after passing a few people thought I was in the leader's wheel. The course was awesome but hard work on a fully rigid - my flimsy ti forks also meant I had to dodge big roots and rocks for fear of them bending so it was a bit of a gymkana in places. Then Superman on a 29" went pass and I had a hard time keeping up with him - perfect bike for this course. He had a mechanical though so it was again me and the other guy, had to let him go away on the second lap. Caught up with a guy who I thought I was lapping but then he shot off, I think he'd been ahead.
The beer was now taking its toll, and I was feeling slightly sick. I learned at the end of lap 2 that we were up for 3 laps, good as I couldn't have done more. Finished in 4th with a warm pint to drink in one go to officialize my position, urgh.
We drove back after the awards and I felt terrible for the rest of the day