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Race Evaluation

DVOA Frontier Festival: Blue - Day 1

Tundra/Desert

1. Around the field; did not have the balls to submerge myself into the bloodthirsty lifeforms quite yet.
2. Yes! Cincinnati style. I hear ze peeg crash through ze bush.
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5. Around, left, field/trail.
6. Got stuck in a gap between blobs of green in the fields.
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8. Bad map reading
Not thinking clearly
Disturbed by others
+01:00
Only mistake of the day, under peculiar circumstances. Hear fire trucks, ambulance trucks over on Rt. 422; sounds like a dosen or more; there's also some visible smoke coming from ESE. Then it sounds like the county tornado alarm goes off. If it stays on for over a couple of minutes, I reason, that must be the big party at the 2.3 GW facility over in Limerick. I start thinking about what the first isotopes out would be, and what symptoms they'd tag along, and how to tell radiation-induced stomach cramps and vomiting from orienteering and redeye flight-induced stomach cramps and vomiting. In the meanwhile, I mistake the fat brown contour crossing the swamp for a trail, and spend some time running around the swamp looking for it.
9. Sirens slowly subside. Tornado alarm shuts up. Maybe the isotopes aren't on their way after all.
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11. Went through all the crap, almost straight, following whatever elephant tracks available. Ended up attacking from the trail W of the control. It was probably OK timewise, but an unnecessary blood draw.
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13. Very carefully, stopping at each junction and verifying the direction.
14. ZZ through the "World Cup Terrain" nominee present, cross the stream, a minute or so through the green, then trail over to the fields, attack from the fields. Eric super-simplified this one, going out to the L-shaped farmhouse NW of 12, and that may have been the thing to do.
15. Chase biggins on the trail up the hill, towards #17, then a 135 deg. and in using the logging trail for approach. Pushed it hard on all trail runs.
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18. Using the most obvious trail, pushing quite hard. In through the marshy reentrant.
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F. Pushed a bit but not very hard.

Total Time Lost - 00:01:00


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