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in: brycec; brycec > 2017-04-30

Apr 30, 2017 1:41 PM # 
I've had a couple of people ask why we use the map but truth is the good maps (Dryandra, Welly Dam, Pile Rd (which does have its steep bits)) are far away and people won't travel to them - let alone set them - so this is what you get close to Perth (without going to the Carinyah map every month). Unfortunately we are also going to the Goat Farm later in the year but Tash is setting so hopefully she'll be nice :-) I'll get her to make the courses there much shorter.

#19 is behind the 4WD clubhouse but I was under the impression it wasn't their property. It certainly doesn't have any warning signs. I did ask if we could use that open area for the start but they had a busy bee and weren't sure if they could accommodate us. Funny that you got a talking to and yet I was there earlier and they just stood around the fire as I rode in, got the CP and rode out again.

Incidentally, the last 'official' rider didn't come back until after 1:30 (there was one more out but he'd broken his chain) so we allow a bit of leeway, unlike the foot events (this tends to happen because people at MTBO - one in particular - ignore the course closure warning).
Apr 30, 2017 2:18 PM # 

Legally I'd say the control (roughly where the little red circle is) was inside their property, but their fire was borderline. It's not like there's any indication of where the boundary is, so...meh.
Apr 30, 2017 2:20 PM # 
yeah I dont mind the map tbh - I think if it didn't have 3 scarp climbs and used the eastern side more creatively could've made for a really nice day - the small tracks are really well mapped too so was nice and clean when my head was in the right space. yeah - I try not to be massively late - when i knew to finish it we would have been closer to 40 mins late wasnt going to do that to people.
Apr 30, 2017 2:30 PM # 
Good to know there is a boundary! I thought maybe they were like the rifle range on the Munday Brook map and just kept pushing their signs further and further out.

I stuck the eastern bit (across Canning Mills Rd) in there to be used but it didn't happen. I try not to impose too much of my will on the setters :-) Also a lot of the finer detail (e.g. around 8 & 11) didn't get updated this time around. I only updated the new single track bits and anything else I encountered whilst doing that. I did do a complete overhaul of the bush block with 6, 12 & 28 in it though. Didn't realise we were just going to be going in and out of that area multiple times though.

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