From TheInvisibleLog (Neil Barr)
A very different (and much improved) local event. Quite a contrast to my last SS event. On that day, I filled out a paper entry form, went to the start, was given a paper map and asked to draw my course. I finished and left before I saw results. Today – rocked up and entered by dipping the SI stick and point at my preferred course on a touch screen. Done. Was then handed a pre-printed PreTex map. After a third of the course I went past the assembly and had people yelling out how far ahead or behind I was. On finish I immediately saw my results on the big screen and watched Nigel’s performance out there and knew he had blown a control before he arrived back to give me a rare 4 second win.
Thanks to Toph and Leon. Leon designed courses that made the most of the now quite old map I made back in 1998. I enjoyed them. Toph set up the radio controls and big screen, and also secured the first Australian use of the beta O-Lynx entry system. Its really a table front end to OE. But it does what OE fails to do – provide a simple easy to follow interface.
Job well done boys!
PS You can see from the photos that some people found it impossible to drag themselves away from the real time result system.
All the results are now available for Kooyoora from the results page. Please add your noodles to the Gadget
This week’s event is at Browns Reef, access from Rocky Rises Road, and set by Jack Wigney. Come along and support one of our newest and youngest course setters – he’s sure to challenge the old guard.
Well, it looks like the Noodle Award will have a new home this year. If it wasn’t the technical complexity of Cal Gully, it was the parallel gullies of Mosquito Creek. Had a clean run so far? If you are still looking for an opportunity to create an impressive Noodle of your own, then Mount Kooyoora may well be the place for you.
Travel to Inglewood, turn left towards Kooyoora State Park (just before the lights). Travel through Kingower towards Kooyoora State Park/Melville Caves. Continue 0.5km past the turn off to Melville Caves and take the right-hand turn signposted to Wedderburn. Travel 2.9km and turn right onto a gravel road. Travel 1.3km to the start/assembly area (signposted).
This be Noodle Country. Come and pit your wits against Derek and the vaguest terrain in Bendigo.
Directions from Bendigo: travel through Strathfieldsaye towards Lake Eppalock. Turn right at Axe Creek Church into Axe Creek Rd (O’sign). Travel 3.5km. Turn left into Patons Rd (O’sign). Travel 7 km to start, parking on the right side of road.
Neil, aka TheInvisibleLog, put on another fantastic event today on the re-mapped New(er) Saint Mungo map in California Gully.
Results will be available once we get the right computers talking to each other, but you can upload/draw your route on RouteGadget now.
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