Monday, May 14, 2007

Tennessee Back roads Heritage rally

Last weekend we ran the Tennessee back roads heritage rally in Middle Tennessee.

The course following navigation was a bit tricky in that they used an old set of general instructions and made the rally fit rather than the other way around. Complicating the course following was that route instructions might follow the main road or they might not. We made one bad turn that caused a .2 mile off course due to reading too much in to the pre event verbal instructions. However, we quickly recovered the route by simply following the instructions as written.

There was no time keeping other than an overall time limit for the event. Our strategy was to start early - we were the first car out of the parking lot - and to drive briskly on the twisty back roads.

We took time to read every sign and note the name of every side road along the route.

Our strategy paid off with a first overall finish and we finished well before the time limit so we had time to tour downtown Lynchburg while waiting for the results to be announced.