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Discussion: DNF and DNS

in: Spike; Spike > 2022-12-04

Dec 5, 2022 3:20 PM # 
That’s what I thought when I got sick on the way to the Billygoat this year. Sick enough to that I figured I’d go to the start, get a map, maybe a control or two. Then I saw the hill I had to climb to get to the start and it looked pretty daunting, so I just went off and napped in the car. DNS was definitely the way to go.
Dec 5, 2022 4:37 PM # 
For the record, the start was downhill from the car. But you would have had to come back up.

I haven't seen the course, but I have been wondering: did you consider going to the last control, Spike?
(OK, now I've seen most of it, on Steve Tarry's log.)
Dec 5, 2022 6:45 PM # 
After some thought, I've decided to consider myself as finishing first in the "skip any 28 controls" category.

@jjcote my plan was to just do the first control. When I was at one I realized I could pick up 2 without my trouble and on my way back to the finish.
Dec 5, 2022 8:14 PM # 
@Charlie, you may not know that Mike is the only person to have started all 22 Possum Trots. So a DNS was not really an option....
Dec 6, 2022 1:19 PM # 
Yeah, if he ever breaks that streak he'll have no further excuse for not setting the next one.

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