Here is the Susquehanna Stumble X, Loop 1 map, and here are my routes.
Here is the Susquehanna Stumble X, Loop 2 map, and here are my routes.
Good race. We had The Gathering, Helloween, then Powerslave
on the drive, so it was impossible not to be fired up. The
excessive heat was also welcome, which I tend to thrive in
perhaps more than my competition.
Kept up a good steady pace, and only boom was #37, and it
was only 30-45 seconds or so. Felt I had the optimal route
on all the windows except the first one, which was a train
wreck. Most green and slash on the map were totally white
woods, so the routes look odder than they are.
Finished 5th, which I think is best case. No interesting
stories -- I ran pretty much the entire race by myself. Best
part was running in the river on the route to the last
window. Not only do I think that was the best route, the
cooling benefit I think was helpful. Someone drank some
of my Gatorade, perhaps it is not clear that it is BYOB on
these sorts of things. And I saw someone drink directly
from the water jug. I wonder if Ted Good (who was with me
at the time), and myself are the only ones disgusted by that.
We both took the time to open a fresh one. I guess that's
the extent of my interesting stories.
Fine organization -- nothing to whine about except a couple
of map issues, which I'll let pass.