Observer of various things... wrote:
Regarding the sub 7 minute mile paces before the boots hit the ground, what is the general opinion of what happened?
A. RY knew he could always take rest rides whenever he feels like it through the evening so he therefore made a point of running some quicker paces here and there. In other words he wasn't running a true transcon that required energy conservation so why the hell not throw some speed in there too?
B. The dopes driving the RV (with RY riding in it) were just too stupid to have it run slow enough due to a lead foot. They didn't bank on the public scrutiny of the paces of the tracker.
I think B. It's quite difficult to maintain an exact speed, even if they did have cruise control, unless they check the GPS to confirm the exact speed.