riding (Brownhill Creek) 1:10:00  19.5 km (3:35 / km)
Was rather tired today - not having slept well, partly because it was so cold in the big tent (about -1 overnight rather than the forecast +5) and also because of the freight trains which seemed to come roaring through the tent at intervals throughout the night - so after being at the start for a couple of hours, I was grateful for the other Wallaringans who helped me collect controls, and in fact the event was all packed up by 2pm, by which time it was getting rather warm. And since it was still a pleasant spring afternoon after we came home, I eventually went for a bike ride even though what I really felt like was a nap.
Today's courses used the same controls as yesterday and offered either last night's courses approximately in reverse (before anybody asks, no, there weren't any hidden messages) or a score event, which although people like John managed to complete in under an hour, allowed walkers and juniors to spend up to 2 hours getting all 30 controls - one of the limitations of planning courses in this area being the train line, but I'd managed to identify 3 culverts of varying sizes for people to stroll or stoop through. In general, although there were some controls which people found difficult, particularly at night, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and I received good feedback. Everyone loved our pet echidna, too, which Geoff snaffled when we were in Cheap As Chips yesterday buying the glowsticks and which a surprising number of people thought was real when they saw him in the grass near the start :)