A very, very close friend of mine, in response to my latest M25 experience, texted this:
You ok mate ?
That must of put the fear of god in you
Hope you ok?
It was only when I read that text that I realised that fear is the normal emotion in this circumstance.
As it was though, I felt no fear at all. Nothing. All I thought about was moving my leg off the brake.
I suppose that the obvious conclusion is that I have little sense of self preservation, or fear of death.