So the wheels were looking sad, took a front off to repaint, check the pads whist in there, not sure I like the look of that. So pull calliper off and take pad out "HOLY SH1T". It's like it had been dipped in HELL. All the edge crumbling. Part detached from back. Yet not that low on thickness. It was the edge that made me look closer, thank goodness. Now I'm used to arriving home from across the Pennines in cars with the front disks a dull red. But I'd never really considered just how much extra heat I was generating with 3.5 tonnes under my right foot. I'll certainly descend hills a bit more steadily from now on. I invite others to do the same. Would I have made Garda ? Probably not.