Seems a harsh assessment of a pleasant event. The water tables were perfectly adequate (ice is not a requirement - but a nice-to-have) and staffed by cheerful and friendly people. The food post-race was ample; as was the cold beer. The event garment was excellent. The three days were all different and interesting to ride; and R620 for three days of car drop-off is not unreasonable. All riders were pleasant and seemed to be enjoying the laidback nature of the race. Personally, medals are a waste, but if you like them, then so be it. I'd rather have the lekker sweater. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable three days.