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Discussion: Fun?!?

in: mikeminium; mikeminium > 2015-11-14

Nov 14, 2015 9:35 PM # 
...but hilly and thick with honeysuckle.

Being diplomatic...? :-D
Nov 15, 2015 12:15 AM # 
I actually found myself enjoying MOST of the experience. With so many controls and short legs it was a good middle distance training - you constantly had to be alert and planning.

Not to say that eradicating the honeysuckle wouldn't have made it a whole lot nicer. And the rough open fields and occasional thorns are a bit tiresome.

When Nathan came back from running green, he had taken a good slashing across the stomach from a thorn bush - we will have to kid him that it looks like a C-section scar.

When I first looked at the map, I thought the King was taking us up and down every hill in the park (and I did kid him afterwards about the course having more gratuitous climb than the BCBCBCBC (inside joke - the Brown County Bicycle Club Beastly Covered Bridge Cruise, a tour notorious for non-stop ups and downs). But once I was actually on the course, it really didn't seem that bad. Lots of hills, some steep, but none very long - maybe 3 or 4 contours at a time.
Nov 20, 2015 3:07 PM # 
Just a km away is a park that would be terrific for orienteering.
Nov 24, 2015 5:57 PM # 
@dersu: What park is that?
Nov 25, 2015 1:30 AM # 
I'm guessing you mean SugarCreek? Has MVOC mapped it? Are there issues regarding access and off trail use?
Nov 27, 2015 9:11 PM # 
Yes. It's a long story.
Nov 28, 2015 7:29 AM # 
Yes to all 3 questions?

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