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Discussion: Beating O-Ing

in: BB; BB > 2020-09-06

Sep 6, 2020 7:25 AM # 
LOST_Richard:
I think that 12-13 was when his chain fell off!
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Sep 6, 2020 7:47 AM # 
BB:
a win is a win !

OK I just saw that that had happened and wondered how I beat him as even tho I was going flat out he would have been just idling along faster then me. On that section I also passed about 8 MTBs going the other way really fast in a 4 by 4 peloton a la tour de France style.
Sep 6, 2020 9:45 AM # 
O-ing:
You got me on no. 10 as well! That was where I really thought my chain was going to pop off, so I braked all the way down that rough track.
Sep 6, 2020 10:57 PM # 
BB:
Yes it was rough - I got stuck in the muddy area going to 10 after I slowed down there. BTW which way did you go to 1? I went wider via 12 and approached it from the north - but had to walk the bike up most of that short hill where the so-called medium riding track joined the fast riding one as the dirt mounds were a bit too steep and eroded.
Sep 7, 2020 3:10 AM # 
BB:
I just checked your trace and see you did a different choice initially to 1 and you also saw the more direct track from near 11 to 12 while I zig zagged to it - but all the rest are the same route choices.
Sep 7, 2020 7:01 AM # 
O-ing:
Which way did you go to 1? via 12 is really wide, I'm sure the firetrail just west of 11 is better. Mind you Winsplits has me down for a mistake on 1, but I thought that was just slow uphill. I did ride all the way, even on those bumps near the flag. Actually, looking at it again I think all the no. 1 "mistakes" are due to a ridiculously fast time from Monica L. who supposedly beat Seb by a minute and a half on that leg.

I'm pretty sure the rough track left from 3 to 4 would have been better than the gates to the right, and same again back from 4 to 5. I didn't want to ride that track because I thought my chain would come off on it either way.
Sep 7, 2020 8:26 AM # 
BB:
The start of the route choice to 1 is often the same way I ride on a Friday so I was operating on habit rather than reading the map. Bit further but I think the climb is a bit gentler. As I said earlier my route choice to 4 and 5 was less than optimal - glad you agree.

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