Navigation will be key
According to the organizers, navigation will be a key factor in this race. From what we’ve heard, it is not necessarily going be monster bushwalk but rather keeping track of where you are in an extensive network of trails and/or roads.
We had a chance to experience that yesterday when we went to the training camp meeting. We biked to the meeting from our house with pretty much only a printed Google map of the area that is too zoomed out to have street names on it… that was fun!! A very good learning experience.
With three very accomplished navigator on the team, we feel confident that this will be a positive aspect of the race for us. But we will have to be very disciplined and not let our guards down… even when miserably tired!