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what an awesome few days!
everything was rushed for me in the run up to this event, the week before i rode Coed Y Brenin in north wales on thursday and friday then straight to a stag weekend in bristol, then to day shifts and one nightshift and then leave straight for mayhem after getting up after the nightshift!!
i had to be organised! so my bikes and kit were ready to be loaded almost 2 weeks in advance!!
i picked up my mate adam, headed for tesco's for the essentials, bread, butter, bacon and brown sauce!!
we rocked up around 5.30pm after taking a wrong turn somewhere an d built the tent, the bikes, the campbeds and started on the beer!!
by this time there were already quite a few people so it was getting pretty social and funny!
frday, wake up feeling a little worse for wear, shower, loads of water followed by a cup of tea and a couple of bacon sarnies, that'll fix any hangover! was starting to see more faces turn up, some i knew, some i didn't, by the evening it was like we'd all been mates for years!!
quality BBQ, and i had sampled the take-away curry shop aswel!! it was good!
i asked gus (wu tangled) why he was riding solo, got the best response ever, "you should know by now Jon that i am not a team player" said in the most dead pan jack dee style ever!
Tad (i believe in fixies) was also going solo, i have never seen a solo rider look as constantly happy and up for it as Tad, fair play buddy my hat goes off to you
i was in the 10 man team, the idea was go as fast as you want/can, and i think we did pretty well, we were a man down (still no contact from this naughty boy!) then stevo blew his knee out during the practise lap but Craig (chiswickcollectables) came to the rescue for a lap after a headset rebuild on his bike by me!
there was some confusion of laps, regarding who was going out when because of lights etc so i ended up going out for my first lap at midnight!! and due to the rain the previous day i hadn't test ridden the course!!
i was surprised though, i don't know what my lap time was, guessing 1 1/2 hours but it didn't feel like that, i didn't crash and i rode all the course, i was suprised by this because so many others had had problems, maybe they unleashed a little too much fury!!
my second lap was the last lap! i took out the proflex, only it's third ride since being rebuilt! it climbs pretty well but the last descent was awesome by comparison with the first lap on the P7! i hit the bombhole and launched it! unfortunately the photographer was fiddling with his camera and missed it!
i then came past the retro camp to be joined by Lookback, gravy monster and my buddy adam for a roll in together
quality weekend and i am already looking forward to next year!!
here's a couple of pics
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