Moving ON

       Soaring cross-country exposes one of the many dilemmas in our sport.   In weak lift, should you stop and climb or move on?   Or pose the question this way:   how strong should lift be before you stop to climb, and how weak does it have to be to make moving on a better idea than contiuing to climb?   There can be no simple answer to such questions, as any solution depends on height above ground, distance below cloud base, strength of expected lift ahead (and overhead),  the distance beyond your lift to the next lift, and any number of other variables.   To deal with such dilemmas, it’s important to keep asking questions!