Ended up giving parkrun a miss after failing to get the splinter out of my foot last night, Tash put some goo on it overnight that was meant to get it out but it didn't so we spent a half hour or more this morning doing it and missed the run. Probably a good thing anyway. Foot still feels like it has something stuck in it but could just be a result of all the digging around. Actually just had a look and there is still something stuck in there.
Went and did a ride instead around my KC long circuit... on the Anthem because the XTC is giving me grief and I also wanted to see if the Anthem was faster on the single track. Turns out it was and I knocked over two minutes off my best time on the XTC. Don't know if it's just because it maneuvers better, if the dual suspension bounces over rocks more easily or if the 26" wheels get around rocks. Only put the foot down once to get around a corner, never on rocks.
Remembered halfway up to KC that it was Saturday and that there'd be people out there and sure enough, Black Stump car park was half full. I ended up passing a fair number of people out there so that cost me a bit of time.
Another mapping session, this time on an existing bit of map south of MW Rd in the far west in between the powerlines. Mapping on the Anthem is terrible because the brakes make a hell of a noise when being used and I'm always stopping to write down stuff or testing track grades.