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Discussion: That gorge!

in: Jethro; Jethro > 2019-02-24

Feb 24, 2019 7:53 PM # 
BrandNewMe:
It’s like the land that time forgot! I forgot to take my machete todsy, so went out of my way to avoid it on brown. It’s horrid.
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Feb 25, 2019 9:18 AM # 
SarahD:
I thought it was really quite tame yesterday. Think you're both getting too soft.
Feb 25, 2019 1:50 PM # 
Jethro:
Tame as in pointless navigational challenge - especially when we didn't go into the nice area on the other side of the fence which is why I was disappointed. It made my course too similar to the one we had at the 6 Day. There are lots of nicer, more navigationally challenging bits of Birsemore.
Feb 25, 2019 2:08 PM # 
Chas:
The gorge was OK. What was a little surprising was the fact that both the start and #1 were identical to what I had at the 6 Days.
I agree it would have been nice to get into the complex area over the fence (the Fungle?)
It would have added an extra 10 mins too....
Feb 25, 2019 2:23 PM # 
BrandNewMe:
You should have done brown. Brown was a very pleasant tour of all of the nicest bits of the area. The gorge was very definitely NOT ok at the 6 day, but the winter would have killed the worst of the veg.
Feb 26, 2019 9:50 AM # 
forest grump:
I've been to Birsemore 3 times in the last 10 years (2 x SOLs & 6days), and I've had EXACTLY the same control all 3 times!! One thing I always do when planning is to look at where the controls were last time and try and avoid them!!
Feb 26, 2019 10:33 AM # 
Big Jon:
It must be a nice site :-)

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