Wow, that so much reminds me of a typical day on the way to college a couple of decades ago. Profs to the driver for lugging around a sizable pair of kahoneys.
The thing that most strikes me is that this 3rd gen MR suspension is nothing short of ZARKING MIRACULOUS.
From watching the vid, I do believe a few more seconds could be shaved off - but with a preliminary 7:41 I'm in no way complaining. I would wager that when the official time comes out it will be under 7:40.
I was lower than almost everyone when I guessed 7:47. Happily I was wrong.