I've not done as much the last 2-3 years, but I've done a lot of endurance riding / racing in the past. I've competed in at least 20 or more 24hr team endurance races and have done one solo 24hr among lots of other long distance stuff. Lots of "fun"... for the masochist.
Good lord - no wonder you have the patience / stamina to handle a Jaguar hardware project
If it's not too much to ask, any chance of seeing the VLM stream some audio in an upcoming video? I had so much fun editing the effects BITD. I believe I still have a little over 2 hours recorded on VHS tape. I'll have to get that on my PC soon.