Thanks very much to one and all for taking the leap of faith to come along in the first place. It was great to meet everyone and put faces to names. It was also great that everyone was completely sound and there was an instant camaraderie. I'd been a bit nervous about trailing a huge group around the hills but it just worked out perfectly, thanks to you guys. Fair play to Andy for persevering as far as he did after that fall.
I really enjoyed myself. Saturday had its "moments" but it was worth it for that final descent - the kind of downhill where you have to just go for it because stopping makes it too difficult to even get clipped back in. Some impressive riding from Greg and Jojo on that bit! I still can't believe Greg managed to ride all the way up the other side - I felt I was in the presence of greatness ;o)
Sunday's ride was also fantastic. Shorter and much more rideable but still pretty taxing by the end. I'm willing to stick my neck out and say the Capel Mounth descent is the best in the UK... (whole other thread there, which would probably descend into vitriol within about 4 posts). OK, it's one of the best...
I'll post up some pictures later on today after I've built my shed foundations.