I went, I started, I finished, I coughed my guts up!
Half the field of 28 didn't start, it was very wet and windy, lots of standing water in pools on the road. I got wetter from them than from the rain. I suppose I only started so as not to be embarrassed since everyone else who turned up also started.
My time was 30.43 - which was slowest out of all the starters, possibly my slowest 10 ever - but I claim a moral victory over all the non-starters. Winner did 23.04 which I consider to be good for the day.
I rode 'Old Skool' on my Dave Russell and actually used the big ring all the way round. First time I've used a big ring (52 - so not very big) on the flat since I started back. Got into the 14 sprocket at times with the wind coming back, amazing!
Plenty of room for improvement next year
Today is the yesterday of tomorrow.