It really is pushing for the title of most boring thread ever on Attackpoint.
I can certainly imagine that the better ones eyesight, the less important the control descriptions seem.
Control descriptions are important as part of the game - but not to the extent of 125+ posts in an AP forum, the gist of which is where to get them. That´s not really important...
I think they're really important - anybody who's heard my clue sheets rants know this! But that many posts....it's insane!
Don't get me wrong, I think clue sheet (hehe) are important. I'm just floored by how long this community can discuss where we ought to pick them up before a race.
Its a distraction to avoid discussing the real issues that are plaguing a declining sport. I think I will start a junior development program manifesto.
I guess my other thought is that there is no problem to have a control description manifesto in the first place. It's the subsequent 125 posts I'm questioning.
Hammer, you'll have a great manifesto, but I imagine that conversation will quickly get derailed to stuff of less import.
How about a young professionals development manifesto? You know, folks with money to spend doing cool things, and their own transportation? Maybe I'm biased, considering that was how I came to where I am now in this sport, but I feel that's a totally untapped market.
A young professionals development program would be a great idea, but I'm not sure that a young professional background was the complete story to where you entered the sport. I have this pretty strong recollection of having had an e-mail conversation quite some years ago with a high-school senior who wanted to know if she and a friend could do the 6-hour version of our annual rogaine, but doing the last 6 hours rather than taking part in the noon Saturday mass start (some sort of a conflict with a Senior Prom, or some such thing that was going on Saturday night....). I think that it was your parents that showed up about 5am Sunday with you folks in the back of the car trying to get a couple of hours of sleep on the ride over. I think the development for younger folks to at least get them interested must still be important, to help get the inkling in the back of the mind that this might be a fun activity to try out. I am pleased, though, that you have continued to keep on overdoing a wide range of outdoor activities even in these succeeding years as an adult! Your parents did well.
Now THAT is what I call an after-party! Nice work, Alex!
We were young and crazy (maybe still crazy). Clearly the secret to a long relationship is to do a rogaine with your high school girlfriend.
Both of us orienteered while in Rochester during high school, but then didn't pick it back up again until we were young professionals in Boston. I credit CSU, and Ross especially, for the social atmosphere that got me back into the sport. The environment that exists around most orienteering organizations and events isn't going to attract many of that young professional crowd when there are so many other things that are glitzier and more social for them to spend their time on.
But what about the measuring things?! Don't you want to measure things?! Doesn't everyone?
Aww, I didn't know you guys were hs sweethearts. So cute. :-)
In the best way.
And thank goodness I didn't end up w/ my hs sweetheart (though he does live in Boston, so he's got that going for him.)