That was my first mayhem, Managed to do 6 laps solo after taking on Mathew71's entry at the last minute which given the conditions and my level of training I was pretty pleased with.
The RB set up, BBQ, spencers beer, meeting more people from the forum, see old friends, Heckling around the course (even those baying for Retro blood on the first decent
), banter with other riders on modern bikes. De-NOSing a pair of Porcupines, (could I sell them as 'nearly NOS' after a few laps of mayhem?!).
The course was OK, but my phone mapped it as 1600ft of climbing in 7 miles, and a large number of those were already steep and became un-ridable for most mortals once it rained was a shame.
No route through the camping area did make it a bit soulless at times - they could have easily laid it out differently.
Dave in his one piece Proflex Lycra. As good as an incentive as you can have to try to stay ahead of him for as much of the course as possible!
Having the Formula win the judging competition (thanks for the mug John), but not having the heart to beat it up on that course
Thanks to Dave for the general encouragement through the weekend and for setting me up a small tent in the solo area to dump a few essentials.
Well done to all RB'ers at the event - anyone who took a old bike around that course deserves a medal - some great results too!