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in: OutdoorsMama; OutdoorsMama > 2015-12-04

Dec 6, 2015 2:21 AM # 
Mr Wonderful:
It seems less route planning yielded better performances yesterday!

So...during scouting....there was a lot of the different mowed trails weren't quite so pronounced (plus there wasn't a lot of time to run them), then when I hung the bags, I started to think, aw man, I wish I had these right. Thankfully all of you night o folks are a kind, forgiving, roll with it sort of crowd. I will try to get the trails rechecked prior to the next event.

This is a common occurrence in MI prairie - Huron Meadows doesn't always mow theirs the same either.
Dec 6, 2015 2:46 AM # 
What about doing a Maybury meet (or another park) with only the paved/park roads marked on the map? Then we would have to navigate more strictly by topography.

Or let it be known that only randomly selected trails, or only parts of trails, are printed on the map? I have seen that done before.....really makes you pay attention to topography/water features etc.
Dec 6, 2015 11:56 AM # 
Mr Wonderful:
I think for training, yes. For racing, I've felt trail omission gives locals a big advantage. (In part because I've used missing trails to my advantage in my home parks)
Dec 6, 2015 2:55 PM # 
That's true. Something to think of if there is new terrain mapped out (like the last fall meet this year, where it was new to everyone).

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