I think Rox and I went into this expecting the same thing as Blitz Sonic. We would go in, try to get some momentum on some of the obstacles around the level in order to build up some speed and clear some of the bigger and more complicated areas.
Instead we never build up enough speed because of the cap and we fell off even the most basic obstacles. The only way to get through them was to use the speed panels, or the boost mode, two options we kind of were hoping not to use at all as we wanted to earn our speed not obtain it with a touch of a button.
That's something Blitz Sonic was able to accomplish quite well and it was a lot of fun just seeing what sort of shit we can zip through after going down a huge slope.
When I saw the series of loops and the corkscrew lined up I thought I could totally clear it all if I can build up speed at the loop section and hit the corkscrew running. Sadly I found out that the only way to do it was to hold down on the dash button, and even then that wasn't a guarantee that I would stay on the thing.