This was really an EXPERIENCE!!! Very tough and as Nochain said, so VERY rewarding!!! I love climbing, but at one stage I just thought enough is enough!!! where does it end!! heheheh We got through everything just fine, totalled one brand spanking new set of brake pads, and needless to say, nobody had any spares left by day 4!! Got a set eventually from Dana and then we were well away. I'm soooo glad I didn't have to start in the horrible conditions the frontrunners had on the time trial!! [QUOTE=nochain] And to Beee and her partner who also completed this monster and ended up being 7th in the ladies...I am soooooo Proud of you!!!!!! ag dankie hoor my liefie!!! ons was actually 8ste, maar dit voel soos 7de so!!!