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Discussion: World MTBO Champs

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Jul 25, 2016 7:46 AM # 
Starts today. All the best tRicky and your young team mates Fergus and Lucy.
Jul 25, 2016 8:12 AM # 
Are you saying tRicky doesn't qualify as 'young' any more? :)
Jul 25, 2016 12:26 PM # 
17th place for Fergus's first Junior World Champs is a great result.
Jul 25, 2016 6:36 PM # 
Lucy had a ten minute blow out on her second last control otherwise she was well up there too. I was just my usual shit self.
Jul 25, 2016 7:04 PM # 
Is US team there also? There is nothing on the team's blog.
Jul 25, 2016 7:36 PM # 
The US MTBO Team is updating their Facebook page.

Does anyone have the link to the results? I couldn't find it.
Jul 25, 2016 7:50 PM # 
non-official live results:
Jul 25, 2016 8:56 PM # 
US team has three guys and four girls. Tom and Sarah both wore GPS trackers today.
Jul 26, 2016 2:18 AM # 
Thanks tR. To save plunging into the bulletins, could you tell us what the rules are in Portugal for off-track travel?
Jul 26, 2016 2:28 AM # 
If you're going to do it, don't ride into a hole.
Jul 26, 2016 3:52 AM # 
Off track riding is legal anywhere if I remember what TRicky said earlier in the week.
Jul 26, 2016 5:33 AM # 
Are you in charge of team nutrition tRicky ?
Jul 26, 2016 5:36 AM # 
Is that Britain's first MTBO medal in WE ?
Jul 26, 2016 6:51 AM # 
No Emily's won medals before. She's ranked #2 in the world.

Off track is allowable through anything except vineyards (yellow with short green stripes), orchards (yellow with green dots) and olive green. They also recommend not going through green mapped forested areas but we already knew that was a bad idea from the model events. White seems okay.
Jul 26, 2016 6:54 AM # 
Undy, that dinner blew our budget. Hamish just told me last night when he was doing the budget that we spent 100 Euros on that dinner, compared to around 30-35 on everything else. Suckling pig is now off the menu! As is dinner for the rest of the week if the 160 Euros we have left is anything to go by.
Jul 27, 2016 12:22 PM # 
Fergus has backed up his sprint with 15th in the middle. And Lucy, 5th!!! Oldies riding now. All, do you notice the brief gap in postings from tRicky?
Jul 27, 2016 12:42 PM # 
Seems the first radio control didn't register Tricky but the second one did. He should be crossing the line any time now.

Emily Benham could be on another ride for a podium position. Currently tracking second after the first radio control
Jul 27, 2016 4:25 PM # 
My start was a total fuck up. Organisers were too busy sorting out the SI stick of the girl starting one minute ahead to notice I was waiting for them to put me through. Consequently she started with me instead of a minute ahead and I was too flustered to start properly, ballsing up the 2nd and 3rd controls in the process.

Gruver, what do you mean? I cannot post whilst I'm out riding. We had to hang around for presentations.
Jul 28, 2016 12:31 AM # 
I think that was Gruver's point tRicky - you weren't posting on AP, so must have been off riding. (If you were really committed to AP, you would have a decent phone and post updates from out on the course though)
Jul 28, 2016 5:17 AM # 
Boltboi, and Benham finished in 2nd, by the huge margin of 3sec. She'll be kicking herself about the overshoot on the way to #1, if I read tracking correctly. Looks like a tricky area, surprised that times are almost all within 150% of the winner's.
Jul 28, 2016 7:39 AM # 
She was saying something about losing time to a stick through the derailleur out there or something like that. I'm sure that's what cost me the win too ;-)
Jul 28, 2016 10:28 AM # 
Good luck in the long distance
Jul 28, 2016 2:38 PM # 
"ballsing up the 2nd and 3rd controls" is that a technical term? kind of like "aiming off"?
Jul 28, 2016 3:35 PM # 
No, just didn't execute the plan properly. Granted I did take the route I planned for #2 but didn't notice it went longer than another route and also through a 'difficult' grade track (it was deep mud).
Jul 28, 2016 9:19 PM # 
Fergus is the youngest in the junior category by two years. Everyone else his age and even a year older are all riding in the M17 (youth) category.
Jul 29, 2016 9:03 AM # 
He'll learn a lot from the experience (and you - hopefully the best bits).
Jul 30, 2016 12:56 AM # 
Well done all for the long, careful with the codes Lucy:-). Am having difficulty getting tracking to work all I can see is a topo map. Will we see a relay team for Australia? Who are the riders for USA?
Jul 30, 2016 1:33 AM # 
Lucy tore a hole in her rear tyre hence the MP. Aus relay team have a GPS for tmoro.
Jul 30, 2016 11:52 AM # 
... and in the race for the Attackpoint Cup, Fergus has opened up a 4min lead over Tomas Puzak! tRicky is out there now, trying to defend the lead against Mark Prior. Can he do it? Yes he's eked out another 2min at half way. Is it enough? Can Lucy riding on a flat tire stay ahead of... who's 3rd for US?
Jul 30, 2016 12:40 PM # 
... it's Dave Swanson! He's taken the baton with 12 minutes to catch. But there aren't any intermediate times on the live results. Tracking isn't working for me and the video looks like the silent movies at 2 frames a second. Aaaaargh.
Jul 30, 2016 12:47 PM # 
Germany is home, got past Australia. (They too had a mixed team but they ran their girl first). Hey tRicky, you've done your ride, you could be calling the race for us!
Jul 30, 2016 12:53 PM # 
And Australia has finished. Woo!
Jul 30, 2016 12:54 PM # 
Jul 30, 2016 12:56 PM # 
That's gold to Australia (in the Aus / USA showdown).
Gotta get in some practice for bias and distorted reporting to get ready for the Oz coverage of the Olympics. Expecting to see 'Gold medals per capita' frequently until someone smaller than us (like New Zealand) win something.
Jul 30, 2016 12:59 PM # 
Jul 30, 2016 1:04 PM # 
And USA has finished, overtaking Japan in the process. Hey shall we call this the Pacific Cup? How about the Asia-Pacific Orienteering Cup. APOC. Sort of rolls off the tongue, don't you think?
Jul 30, 2016 1:23 PM # 
Rolls off the tongue better than APMTBOC.
Jul 30, 2016 2:59 PM # 
We called it the non-Euro Cup. Gold to Aus!

Gruver, you could probably see more online than we could out there.

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