^Fantastic input, Jools. It was a cracking read.Jools said:
Well it seems this highly original topic full of well thought out posts has re-surfaced so I shall make my contribution.
This year I'm pleased to announce I am neglecting my usual early trip to Thorpe in favour of Alton on March 20. So I guess my first ride will be whatever the group decides to do which will presumably be Thirteen. However I shall not discount the possibilities that Thirteen may not be the initial destination due to the groups' decision or due to mechanical problems. So it is likely to be something at Alton.
Although there may be another twist to the tale should I go somewhere open before March, possibly Adventure Island.
Watch this space as my dramatic decision unfolds.