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Discussion: Congrats! :)

in: Mr Wonderful; Mr Wonderful > 2014-07-12

Jul 14, 2014 7:19 PM # 
Nice racing!

A couple of thoughts on nav:

1) Distance estimation for longer distances (more than 800 m, say) is easier to do by keeping track of time rather than pace counting. Then you need to learn to estimate your pace for different disciplines in different types of terrain. It's not uncommon to bushwhack at 2-3 km/hr, for example. Steady paddling in canoes is 7-8 kph. Etc. The navigator can assign a teammate to track time starting at some location.

2) It is useful to look at Google Maps and Bing Maps in an event where you're getting the race maps the night before. Then you can look for lakes that may have turned marshy, see if you can see evidence of big trails, check the extent of wetlands, etc.

3) In Simpy's report, he said the bushwhack from CP5 to TA2 was his favourite part of the trek. We were surprised so many good teams took the road around!
Jul 15, 2014 1:55 AM # 
Super job coach! What a guys kept me checking all day and night. And, um, on passing the map...tough break there man..,tough break.
Jul 15, 2014 3:04 PM # 
Nice race in tough conditions Mr. W.
Jul 16, 2014 12:30 AM # 
Great job out there. Seeing you guys heading down the last bike section after all that rain. good on ya. I know we commented after we passed that you guys are tough to keep pushing through that. Great work out there.
Jul 16, 2014 2:04 PM # 
Great report and race! Always good to see your team out for WT and even thought it's the closest 24 hour race for you, it's not exactly next door. Kudos for you guys for continuing on with your bikes despite the slog!
Jul 16, 2014 2:32 PM # 
Great work to simpy and Double_Down11 too. When you guys passed us on the last trek you were all in great spirits (much more so then others we passed). lol. And you guys actually took the time and stopped to talk with us. I was in a daze at that point not sure what we all talked about but it was nice to chat on the course.
Jul 16, 2014 2:45 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
I was soooo jealous of their bug nuts. Who needs bug nets on a bike ride? Anyone pushing bikes on hydrocut or worse!
Jul 16, 2014 2:49 PM # 
Ummm, that typo in your first sentence was a little jarring, Mr. W. ;)
Jul 16, 2014 3:20 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Haha. In my defense we are in a bit of awe at all the awesome Canadian racers. (I am promising myself to start rereading things 2-3x before hitting send. I swear I'm not this stupid!)
Jul 17, 2014 2:11 PM # 
I know you aren't spelling-challenged, which just makes it funnier. ;)

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