I was sure I would be able to have a chat with him later about the 2012 season. I was certain I would come across him "leaning" on the armco 2 or 3 k up the road. But no, I was mistaken. This was his pre season practice session and by my estimations would have reduced his previous best by at least 1m 38s over this 20km section of the Putty.
I never saw him again.
This is truely a fine piece of road, could I strongly suggest placing it high on your Bucket list if you have not already ridden it.