A fantastic weekend. Rain on Friday, cloudy sunshine on Saturday, and hot and sunny on Sunday.
We were camped with a number of team/pair/solo riders from the London-MTB list, we ended up with 4 gazebos, a proper cooking area, and virtually every camping amenity you can think of, defiantly a very civilised way to camp.
The course started off wet and slippy and was quite treacherous in places, but seemed to get better throughout the weekend. It was very similar to the 2002 course, with a slightly shorter route to the monument climb, but a longer route round the quarry involving two climbs and descents instead of just one.The ace rooty descent from the back of the quarry was still there which was a bonus.
Our team was somewhat slack. Grant, Andy, and I all did 2 laps each, and Tim did 6, bringing our total to 12. At one point overnight we were in penultimate place on 7 laps, the last placed team having also done 7, but not as quickly. By breakfast we had moved up a couple of places.
I am officially retiring from 24 hour racing as of now. I know I said the same after SitS 2002, but I mean it this time. Probably.