No we didn't, we came in from the east. Remember we drove past the track junction on River Road twice before driving up it (it was the first CP we put out)! Maybe it was one of DPaW's Mundaring burn offs
that caused the tree to weaken and fall over.
Bryce, again, shortest isn't necessarily the fastest! Your way would/could have been quicker, just longer ;-) (maybe I should go down and test them out). This is what you have to take into account when riding one of my courses. Shame I didn't get the five people to take five different routes though :-(
I've seen from the traces on TBT (before Boltboi took his down) that course 2 had three people take three different routes from 7-8 (there were at least five potential routes on offer - more with minor variations - although one was total bollocks but shorter than the route Shane took).