We've been away 5 weekends in a row so I can't do this one but it really appeals to me (although not to 'Bent). Have a great time and tell us all about it!
The laps thing might get monotonous but the conditions will change due to weather, daylight, traffic etc. We'll see how much it changes and if it improves the enjoyment factor.
I do like regular access to gear/food/drinks and the regular opportunity to get out and walk for a minute or two
I don't like the no beer drinking while racing rule (I need to double check that one)
What?! I wonder if that's why 'Bent wasn't interested. ;)