Thanks for sharing!
Hmmmm... the situation with the compasses reminds me of the saying that a man with two watches is never sure what time it is...
I LOVE those holiday crackers!!
Awesome report. Don't be so hard on yourself. (Let's go compass shopping before Australia)
Going this weekend to look for a Universal compass.
I can lend a Zone 5 compass for Australia if you'd like.
Great report! And I agree with Hermes; you are too hard on yourself. For a team with a 24-hr newbie and no experience racing together, your result was impressive. You've focused on telling us what you did wrong but you obviously did FAR more things right as team captain.
With one possible exception... If you put two compasses side by side, the north needle of each will be attracted by the south needle of the other, so they were probably both wrong at that moment.
Why no bike computers on your team?
Will was supposed to bring his computer (correction, my computer that's somehow on his bike) but he only brought his saddle. He rode my old bike for this race. No brakes, but it has at least half a dozen working gears! :-)
I think I still owe you a compass Bash. It may have been in Will's stolen backpack!! :-(
That's the beauty of borrowing outdoor gear from someone older than you. I'd totally forgotten that!
Thanks for sharing the race report FB. You seemed to have downplayed the fact that you rocked the role of team captain and always seemed to no when to push your team (literally and figuratively )..well aside from when you were sleep riding ;) I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I joined the team 4 weeks before race day . Lucky for me, I couldn't have asked for a better 1st WT experience if I tried. Big thanks FB, Will and Tom for giving me a chance.
My Pleasure! :-)
... I didn't know you were lurking here, I thought you'd left AP long ago..
Oh I lurk..just not consistent with recording my training lol
Good read FB, thanks for sharing. It was fun to see you guys at multiple spots during the race.
Great report FB. Nice to see you out on course! Compasses are overrated for longer rated no?
That compass issue reminds me of a race we did a while ago now where multiple compasses on the team had air bubbles in them, causing the needle to bounce around if you weren't careful. I was told after the race that they'd likely go away...nope...and I've chucked them since.