The Kayak event, the swim event, and the 4 inch lift kit I can understand!
And nope Lex, mate I LIVE in Prestons so the M7 is on my back door but you couldn't really call it challenging or a hell of a lot fun after you've done it a few hundred times could you??
and I agree that people could (and a lot do) ride on the same route as the Bobbin Head classic every day of the week for free, though I doubt they had the marshaling and support we got, a fair whack of the proceeds went to Turramurra Rotary if I remember correctly.
Hopefully will see you out there one day soon!