Wow, I thought Task 1 was a long one, but Task 2 sent us 100 kilometers south of launch! Or it did for the lucky sods who got that far. Yeah, I wasn't one of them. :(
|On launch and waiting for the window to open|
5 minutes later I tagged the first and last turn point before goal. That sounds pretty good, but my GPS then said I had 84 km left to fly! Yikes. Lift was good, there were wings around me...yet 10 km later I found myself on the ground. My wing isn't as fast as the comp pilots (it's safer, but that's a tradeoff for speed), and their glide got them to lift, and mine didn't. Retrospect gives me lots of better choices to stay in the air but then again it always does!
The cows barely cared that I landed in their pasture. It was hot I got back to Roldanillo via a lift from a nice family and two buses. I seemed to be in good company at headquarters...many people were already there, so perhaps I hadn't fared too badly?
|Jim and I waiting for the bus up to launch.|
|The task briefing|
|Jim's cool colors for his new Ozone Delta 2|