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Discussion: I *ahould* try some different angles earlier

in: David_Waller; David_Waller > 2015-12-05

Dec 5, 2015 11:00 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
It would avoid doing so during hanging, when it's too late to change the map and perhaps the park has mowed a superhighway trail right to an until recently trickier spot.
Dec 6, 2015 12:57 AM # 
Yeah, it's such an aggravation when you discover anomalies during bag hanging, the day before the event. I totally agree that running the course in time to make map changes is the way to go -- although time constraints frequently make that impossible.

I had three "crap. . .the maps are already printed" issues this time around -- places where I'm either not very happy with the map or not 100% sure of my bag placement. I'm not going to write them up in course notes, though -- we'll just see how it goes. I have found with BOK that most of my course notes raise issues at a level of precision that 90% of the club doesn't really care about. But had I run the course earlier, I wouldn't even have to think about this.
Dec 7, 2015 2:11 PM # 
It's great to see how much mapping and setting you are doing! OCIN's loss and BOK's gain. There is only so much you have time to do.
Dec 7, 2015 3:33 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
One of Friday's customers pointed out a huge trash area in one of the dot ditches I used. Broken glass, etc. I.never noticed since I always plucked it from the bottom. Oops! At least this map is close to home so I can break updates into small enough pieces for my short attention span.

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