Ok, so now that the event has been done, time to reflect! Destroyed both sets of brake pads and in the process some other bits and pieces. Service both front and back hubs and also crank bearings etc!!! All around quite an expensive ride - BUT BOY DID I HAVE FUN. Unfortunately i had to bail at the 30km mark of the long ride due to brake issues but i can honestly say this ride was the most fun on a bike i have had in a long time. Will i do it again? - If it is so wet probably no due only to the damage it causes. If it is dry - for sure! Out of interest, how many other hubbers did this and managed to make the full ride without issues? As i was riding back to the start/finish i past quite a few bikes sounding pretty dodgy.