Mtn Bike race (MTBO Pile Road) 2:56:35  40.0 km (13.6 kph)
shoes: Scott Spark 60 2011
Left my GPS at home, so guessed my distance as more the everyone else, since I took longer than everyone else.
Took it easy to 1. No idea which way I went to 2, oh I think I went some stupid way just about to 13. Reasonably good to 3 except that I headed up the singel track towards 7 before realising what I was doing and going back. Andre went past on the way to 4 then stopped to look at his map, then went past again just before the control. Passed Andre again on the way to 5 after his mapboard broke.
Wasn't sure I'd found the top end of the overgrown track down to 6, so I kept going another half a k before going back to it and passed Wally who was heading for 7, passed Andre again as he headed back up the track.
Straight forward to 7, then turned left off the main road onto the crap track and bashed through to the track into the private property, then stopped and thought about the track going past the private property sign for a while before eventually deciding it was OK to go through.
For some reason I decided that there was no way to get through down the track heading east from 8 towards 9, but then I refolded my map to get see the southern controls and then realised there was a way through.
OK to 9 and 10, somehow got to 11 ahead of Andre, then he took the main road up to 12, whilst I took the track along the southern edge of the OOB, so he get there before me. Behind Andre for a while until I decided he may not now where he was going, so I doubled back to the powerline trackto approach 13 from the west, but didn't see the track, spent some time pondering, kept heading north, then followed a roo track acroos to the track to the east of the control and found it easy from that side with Tim now behind me. Couldn't hold Tim through the single track cause my skillz are rubbish.