well, it started out great. Rode/puffed/swore uphill (bloody steep uphill as well) from 250m - 900m summit that took 1.5hrs, had a biccy and a laugh at the top with my buddy in the pitch black.
Started on teh route down, first time on this route in teh dark, and with all the leaves we instantly got lost, found the trail again, had fun, then 15 minutes inot what should be 45 mins of the most glorious flowy singletrack descent, my rear mech ate itself. Joy. Had to freewheel down the road and get a bus home! poo!
Thought about single speeding it, but then remembered, thankfully, that that might not be a good idea on a full suss.
Did manage to clear, for the first time, a gnarly bit at the top that I normally bottle in the daytime. Wierd that.