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Monday, 22 March, 2010

Ride Report: Major Oak

Filed under: Rides — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 12:49 pm

We went to Major Oak to do a 32km pleasure ride, hair this is the longest ride we’ve done this year and only top equal with last years batch of recovery pleasure rides.

I was a bit worried about our fitness, recipe both mine and Caspers, winter has been long and there’s not been as much training as I would have liked. In the end I needn’t have worried. We both of us managed well, Casper still had enough oomph left over to canter past the last turning and I don’t ache too much today.
I would say that Cas started feeling the extra distance at around the 20km mark though not properly until the 25km mark. He was definitely a bit tired by the end. I think 16km (the other PR class) would have been far too short and 32km was probably a decent training distance. We’ll not be moving up to 40km for another couple of rides though.

There was one point on this route that you get within a couple of km of home and then turn away for a further 6km. For the first time ever that I can remember Cas seemed to know where he was and actively turned around and told me that “home” was that way! A first, and a definite sign that he was getting tired, normally he doesn’t give a shit where home is as long as he’s moving.


Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 12:47 pm

We went for a progression fight on Rotface last night, unhealthy the intent was not to down him on the first attempt, try our Raid Leader just wanted this to be a learning fight. That was good, website like this it took the pressure off.

Unfortunately I can’t say I learned as much as I would have liked. The majority of attempts went…. 

Player A has Mutated Infection….
Player B has Mutated Infection….
Flowersz pulls ooze aggro,
Flowersz gets hit by Small/Big ooze,
Flowersz dies
…. the rest of the raid continue learning the encounter. I doubt I lasted longer than 1 minute for 90% of our attempts.

It wasn’t until the last couple of attempts that, from my point of view, it started to come together and I didn’t pull ooze aggro immediately. Though the last wasn’t much more successful for Flowersz, she was the 3rd player to get Mutated Infection and I tried the OT’s suggestion of running between him and the big ooze he was kiting to make sure the oozes merged. Here’s a tip – Don’t bother, you will get one shotted by the Big ooze and die 🙁

This is a complicated fight, probably the most complex I’ve come across, there are so many sources of death in that room and so much running around!

Still, as a whole the group did get better and better, and it looks like we might do it the next time since our best attempt was 33%.

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