Cool pics Brewtus. Good luck with the event!
I have a new starting regimen for my TLR:
1) Get out the Swiss Army knife.
2) Flip out the bottle opener/screwdriver.
3) Crack open a beer (actually that's later) - Screw the idle screw in all the way.
4) Start it up, first kick.
5) Screw the idle screw out as it warms up.
That's been working this week.
The SOP says to skin the cat just so.