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Discussion: Follow U.S. MTBO Team blog here

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Aug 24, 2013 5:37 AM # 
Four U.S. team members are here at training camp. Sue Grandjean, Susan Sherman, Abra McNair and Tom Puzak. Three more, Joe Brautigam, Fletcher Hamel and Dave Ashley, will arrive in the coming days. We will be updating our blog through training camp and worlds next week. Thanks to O-USA for its support!

Blog link:

Facebook link:
Aug 24, 2013 4:40 PM # 
Thanks, will be great to follow you guys, good luck with everything and Go USA!!
Aug 24, 2013 5:00 PM # 
Yes go AUS!

You'll be happy to know the US team got a nice big dinner tonight courtesy of the young kids leaving all their potatoes behind.
Aug 24, 2013 5:26 PM # 
I got those potatoes for you, Ricky! :)
Aug 25, 2013 8:19 PM # 
Finish Webcam/Audio

The following web pages will have links to: Start lists, Live/GPS, Preliminary Online Results, Official Results, Split Times, Maps, Split Time Graphs, RouteGadget, and Photos:
Sprint - August 27
Middle - August 28
Relay - August 30
Long - August 31

Eastern European Summer Time minus 7 hours = Eastern Daylight Time
e.g. August 27, 2013, 11:00 EEST = August 27, 2013, 04:00 EDT
Aug 25, 2013 9:28 PM # 
Cool, the event areas are marked in Google Maps, and the Sprint Area (I assume) has Street View along the roadways...
Aug 25, 2013 10:28 PM # 
Have you guys got a blog or facebook page tRicky? ...or will we have to support the yankees?
Aug 26, 2013 1:21 AM # 
They have a facebook page, just search 'Aus MTBO Team' and you'll get them. They also have twitter and blogspot but I've only been checking facebook.
Aug 26, 2013 5:46 AM # 
The Facebook page is updated intermittently. Our media liaison officer is a bit slack so Boltboi has been posting a few updates.
Aug 27, 2013 2:06 PM # 
Lots of DQs...apparently going through an out of bounds area. There may have been some ambiguity with the map (and/or poor printing?).
Aug 27, 2013 2:09 PM # 
We haven't yet got our maps back so I cannot check. The online version shows it pretty clearly but that doesn't mean much. At the time I didn't even see it as a viable route choice but I was too busy focusing on what a crap race I'd had so far.
Aug 29, 2013 12:21 AM # 
Not a lot of news from Eastland guys. There must be more to come out about the sprint, here's one view:
Aug 30, 2013 2:44 PM # 
Gruver wants my contribution so here it is:

The B team finished and we beat the US (sorry US). Unfortunately our A team mispunched.
Aug 30, 2013 2:59 PM # 
Is your B team the one with a chick, a coach and a punter in it?
Aug 30, 2013 3:26 PM # 
Yes that was me punting along.
Aug 30, 2013 7:01 PM # 
Congratulations to the Aussie B Team! And of course that also means the US team beat the Australian A team, eh?
Aug 30, 2013 7:35 PM # 
Yes I was told there was some sort of beer bet between our team and the aussies. Not sure what the details were, however. Regardless, a nice ride out there by all three of the Aussie B's today.
Aug 30, 2013 7:46 PM # 
The 1st ever Pan Pacific MTBO Relay Cup award goes to ..... the Men's Aussie B Team! Beer to flow. This is basically a way to have a competition within a competition. We hope in future years it will expand to include more countries touching the Pacific Ocean, as well as more women's teams.
Aug 30, 2013 9:03 PM # 
Pink Socks:
If it's about nations touching the Pacific, then Russia would have technically won, right? ;-)
Aug 30, 2013 10:24 PM # 
Technically true if and only if the "Pacific" criteria is the sole criteria ... which thanks to you we shall now clarify as false. Maybe pointing out that Russia in in the European Olympic Committee and not the Olympic Committee of Asia helps? Or should we just quote Vladimir "Russia is a part of Europe" Putin?
Aug 30, 2013 10:53 PM # 
Check out the blog post from today too - it's even got a photo of Joe with the can of "Jungled Battery" energy drink that he won (along with some other things) for coming in 2nd in the M50 Open Sprint.

And tomorrow's Long races will probably require all the energy the Team members have left, given their distances of 19km - 35km!
Aug 31, 2013 12:31 AM # 
Bring back APOC.
Aug 31, 2013 1:41 AM # 
I loved it when, in 1990, the APOC men's individual race was won by an Estonian.
Aug 31, 2013 2:14 AM # 
I didn't love it when in 1991 I overheard the Estonians and Russians arguing over who was going to start in the Ski-O World Cup the next day.
Aug 31, 2013 3:14 AM # 
Greg, note that those distances are straight line. The ME long final is more like 47km.
Aug 31, 2013 3:23 AM # 
Yup. And even longer when 'scenic' routes are taken.
Aug 31, 2013 4:02 AM # 
Incidentally I think Japan trumped both USA and Aus in the Pan Pacific Cup.

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