Getting Back on the Game
Nathan, not to be outdone, thrust his machinery into overdrive, and came back with a 31 minute lap, which proved he was still the team leader and the one we still needed to revere. As Grant left for his second lap, we couldn't help but observe the exertions of another Jetblack threesome, Nuts Galore, possibly named with the double entendre of James Bond's sexual conquests, Pussy Galore, Honey Rider, Holly Goodhead, Octopussy and Austin Power's Alotta Fagina, in mind. Ian Anderson, Dave Pickles and Shad Haous looked impressive and we knew we were in a fight to try and better their performances.
As I waited for Grant to come through, news emerged that Pickles had crashed and would subsequently be taken to hospital with head and rib injuries. There is always a danger at these events that someone can get hurt and our thoughts turned to his safety and well-being. Ian and Shad fought on valiantly and made light work of their absent accessory.