Putting out the remaining 24 controls and two more water stops. Didn't have a lot of time before the 9am MTBO start, so I had planned my exact route, and packed the controls and epunch boxes so they would come out of the bags in the order I needed them. Those old triangle shaped bags were good for that because while they smell like death, they were tight enough that they kept anything from getting mixed up.
The gate was open when I arrived at 5:30am, so I was able to drive all the way in. That was nice but messed up my plan a little. Set the first 5 or so controls in the dark with a tiny (sneaky?) headlamp, before it was light enough to go without it. Twice I got carried away and ran past planned stops only to realize from the code at the next one, luckily those were short legs. I had budgeted 10min/k plus 2 mins per control, which was about right. Then I made one more short loop to put out the remaining 6+3 gallons of water at two stops, and was done at around 8:45. (omitted 30mins of time for logging purposes)
I think the courses turned out ok, though I wasn't totally happy with all the MTBO legs. Part of the problem there was that I did my planning without realizing there was a MTBO version of the map, so I set some legs to force people away from super junky trails. In the park, a lot of the "big" trails aren't well used, and the small twisty perimeter trail is super nice. It turns out the MTBO map makes this much more obvious. Still, people seemed to have fun. I guess riding bikes is an automatic fun bonus, in addition to making anyone instantly more photogenic