pleased to hear your bike is good. That's probably a good idea to wearn your old rims some more. I was a little concerned with the rim-wear but if Tony is OK with them and you keep an eye on them then you might as well get your money's worth.
Sorry to hear you're not doing the Hanover. Trust all's well.
Pls give Paidi something to slow him down. Can you get him to eat a brick mabe? Even 10 large blocks of chocolate the night before might do it. Or a bottle of excellent whiskey? - the whole bottle. Maybe start with the whiskey and end with the brick. :-)