Hi Craig, Just letting you know that I survived Taupo and had no problems whatsoever with my knee.  I managed a couple of 100km+ training rides after seeing you, it’s just a pity I didn’t know about you/see you earlier then I wouldn’t have lost a couple of weeks training so close to the event.  My time was slow, but probably fair considering I felt a bit underdone training-wise and I had a couple of punctures. Anyway thanks for the set up – I don’t believe I could have completed Taupo without it.