I love the downhill second half. Ran a massive neg split.
Did you follow it up with a ride to JFNP then a H1 course?
The Darlington HM was the first leg of the original Killamunda Challenge. Leg 2 - bike it to Jorgensen Park. Leg 3 - A course at Jorgensen. I chose to attempt to ride my (high school vintage 10 speed) bike across (and up) the Jorgensen map and that finished me off. A course was a DNF.
The O leg was actually on the East side of Kalamunda NP, off Fern Rd. There were no mountain bikes in those days, and most of the field pushed rather than rode their bikes up the powerline. Can't remember if anyone went the long way round on the road.
I seem to recall a couple of people going the long way around. Eddie and/or Brenda maybe?
Straight through was the winning way :-)
"...no mountain bikes in those days..."
I don't understand.
Mount'n bikes was what you used to do to get started