Great report Gul and you look sooo happy on that photo. Love it.
Your wife will be expecting an equally brilliant 50th bd celebration!
I think you get more of a benefit from caffeine depletion of you abstain until just before the race and then seriously dose up - I seem to remember the effect lasts for about 5hrs.
Rodeo - we are neighbours. I'm in grange and ride through levens several times a week either turn left to go through brigsteer around to lyth valley road or turn right to do a loop round silverdale
I'll keep an eye out for you!