Nothing to add really; I did my first (and only) lap at 3.00am Sunday, and conditions were....interesting, lots of sticky mud and lots of pushing up hills.
I do have one picturesque memory of coming to the bottom of the looooong grassy climb, and seeing two rows of pretty white lights, rather like lanterns on a ski lift, climbing up either side of the slope as everyone slowly fought their way to the top.
I'd like to say (another) massive thank you to all the riders on the West Midlands team who really worked hard, and but for a few short handover delays, we would have got that 20th lap. That takes nothing from the effort each of the riders put in and I think we showed them other b'stards what a 'real' bike can do, none of them fancy twenty niniers for us.
Special awards go to: Darren for being so bl**dy cheerful, Rupe for being 'solid', Rupe's dog for being so cool, No1 son Jon for putting in our fastest laps (and for putting up with me), Charlie for just getting on with it at stupid o'clock in the morning, Ted and Mark for getting the job done at even stupider O'clock, Dave for being Adrian, Lee for being fast and totally laid back, and Spencer for being.... Spencer.
As for the West Mids solos..... I really do not know what to say. How you faced that course for 24 hours is beyond me and we are all lesser men in your presence.
What a blinding weekend, we WILL be back again next year.
P.s. Nice to put faces to names, and Dan, you still owe me breakfast
P.p.s Love the T shirts, even Jon has been wearing his... and declared it COOL!
"Try not to punch any clowns"