It was a smart move in my opinion. That way you've got the rest of the weekend to get all the water out of it and not miss any work the following week.And Rich - I notice you put the James x-ing early on the first day - a weeding out move? A little map study shows a route around it without deviating from the route too much.
We'll be checking out the river. I seen the videos and I want to lay eyes on this bad boy - just not my bike.
I agree with you. But I might be tempted to give it a go if I go look at it.