Glad you're still alive dude! You looked slightly traumatised and very uncomfortable in the cafe afterwards!
It took me a good 2 hours to warm up after i got home.
P.S. I'm also in the camp of tending to avoid LK for group rides (going up or down). I'm wary riding the hairpin and the steep bend at the bottom, and wouldn't want to even try it in a bunch, particularly in the wet (and the steepest bits are often wet even if it hasn't been raining recently).
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