Wow. I did the same race and had a vastly different experience: * riding through incredible terrain with some brilliant sections of singletrack - and there wasn't that much climbing either; * Hugely impressed by the water tables and the super friendly people manning them. I had ice blocks popped into my bottle by kids at two of the stops; * As-much-as-you-can-pile-on-a-large-plate buffet at Tapas, with different main course each day; * Dinner after the prologue too; * Wine tasting on Saturday night. As for the rest - Rotary ran the car service and the proceeds go to their causes so I didn't begrudge the R620 I spent on getting my car back to Knysna over the three days. I don't have any insights into the time taken to treat the injured woman, but asking the question without knowing the answer is not playing fair. Obviously it was the new owners' first time organising the event and some things could be slicker, but I though it was an amazing experience.My first comment after finishing was: "I'll definitely be back next year."