It's under two weeks until the 12/24 hrs of Exposure, which will see the Crack Velocake MTB Race Team (6 ft Plus Division) make a second crack at the Newcastleton course.
11.5 miles in length and 550 or so metres of climbing - it's the most singlespeed-unfriendly course I've ever ridden, so in a fit of common sense, that's staying at home and the geared XC bike I've been riding regularly for the last 9 months or so is propoted to Weapon of Choice.
That said, it's a great course and I'm looking forward to it, and have been since I finished the 2010 event. I'm still allowed the odd flash of nervousness though - apparently a solo 24 is a reasonably hefty undertaking... :-)
So, here's to Newcastleton and a gathering of the 'Cake Massive.
Oh, before someone called Mikey asks, the forecast, according to Metcheck, is for sun.........