Ski-WOC Men's relay leg 2. Good race, good conditions. Tracks were cold and solid, a few insane bottom ditches on the downhills, and lots of crazy 90 degree turns, but I managed to stay upright for all of them and didn't fall off any dodgy mini-bridges into any rivers. They had gps tracking
for everybody, which was pretty cool. No maps, since they're being all secretive about it, but you can just overlay it on the one I drew
from memory, since its totally correct. Except for the part where I'm a little biased towards drawing right turns, so the straight trail going into 8 should be pointing directly back at the finish. See the amended inset map
Had three mistakes, one at the end where I ended up on the wrong fork of a Y, but they both went where I was going so no time lost there. The first was coming down the hill from 5-6 on the big trail that mostly went right to the control, but I got out of control and bailed onto a side trail, which meant I had to zigzag a little to get down to the control. It was all downhill though, so probably only a few seconds. The third toward the end out of 15 where I missed the turn I wanted - saw it coming but too late to get the weight shifted enough to make a 90 degree downhill turn, so I kept going and looped below the biathlon range on a big trail. It was longer but faster skiing and less climb, so not sure how the time worked out.
Everything else was totally clean navigation and mostly clean skiing (a few sketchy turns and downhills, but nothing I bailed on). So I'll chalk that up a successful race. Feels good after the junk we had for the middle. Scott and Adrian also had pretty clean races, and we ended up a little behind Japan and a bit ahead of Germany in the fight for the third-world-ski-o championships.