Well, that was short but sweet.
After a break I took on the final two of Ryan Dwyer's one-off records. Yesterday was Rescue PA. He set 3:37; I had 3:53 going in. This was harder than I expected, but a walk in the park compared to G5 and CI. It took me ages to figure out the drop-the-Dragon-in-the-lift trick; like, how it WORKED. Then I had to get a grip on the kind of pace which was necessary and the risks which needed taking. But after that it was a case of trial and error and getting the right kind of luck and 3:35. It's astonishing how much easier PA has become since I last played it.
Then today was Escape PA which was a complete walkover. I had 4:28 and beat it down to 4:16 in about an hour of attempts (Ryan's record being 4:17).
I should again say that I don't think 2:00:00 is within my reach right now. On the other hand, I only have three PRs over four minutes - Escape PA, Deep Sea PA and Attack Ship PA - which puts me rather closer to the Four Minute Club (I entered the Five Minute Club in December 2001). Attack Ship and Deep Sea are both pretty threatening prospects - I seem to recall 4:20 Attack Ship PA was an unbelievably fortuitous and swift run, so cutting a third of a minute off that could be torturously difficult. But then I won't know until I try.
And since I've already accomplished what I set out to do, I may not try immediately. Overall total: 2:04:17.
And just for posterity:
Im Ngamer: morning Sammy
Stickmansam 1024: Jon!
Stickmansam 1024: Jon, Jon, Jon.
Stickmansam 1024: I have a confession to make.
Stickmansam 1024: I wish I could have said this earlier, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.
Stickmansam 1024: It's been killing me to keep this from you for so long
Stickmansam 1024: I'm...
Stickmansam 1024: ahead of you in points
Im Ngamer: no
Im Ngamer: NO
Im Ngamer: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Stickmansam 1024: KaZPWNED
Stickmansam 1024: *cackles*
Im Ngamer: you told me you were just playing for fun!
Im Ngamer: not going Ngamer Headhunting!
Stickmansam 1024: I lied!
Stickmansam 1024: and I'd do it again!