A mountain of momentum behind you ah... Ok. I'll post today's run after I've uploaded it tomorrow. It will give you a good laugh at the very least... The last 15km was a cross country slog of gargantuan proportions because it's one of the worse planets I've had the misfortune to find myself trying to cross in an SRV. Skiddy doesn't do it justice!It's why this race is brilliant and also a nice change of pace. It's not just about going really fast and blazing across the finish, but quickly and safely coming to a stop.
The difficulty of this is wonderfully compounded by the literal mountain of momentum behind you.
I fished (it sure as hell wasn't in a straight line!) the course but was it a good time...? [haha]
The only upside was the 2+ km altitude I managed at one point. I'll find the actual figures from the video footage tomorrow.
PS... The fun part was speaking to my wife Zoe, (lesbian couple) on the phone just before I got to the base as I was supposed to go pick her up at 4.30 (you'll see the timings tomorrow, the UK is on summer time atm). I had the phone in one hand, the joystick in the other and the throttle but my elbow! It may have got a little erratic around that point...
PSS needless to say, I didn't explain that I was also trying to drive an SRV across an alien planet in order to get my SRV into the garage of a planetary base while saying I'd be right there... Darling! [redface]