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Jun 7, 2016 2:34 PM # 
three in a row.

coming up with nuthin.
Jun 7, 2016 3:56 PM # 
matzah ball:
great guess in any 3 little loops on a diagonal.
Jun 7, 2016 4:51 PM # 
its a line of 'O's but i can't do anything with that that makes sense. the only thing thats come to mind is a Line-O but the entry says it was on trail, not terrain, so I discounted O'ing.
Jun 8, 2016 2:30 AM # 
OK, I'll throw in a hint, the symbol comes from chess.
Jun 8, 2016 5:54 PM # 
matzah ball:
I do believe O is a symbol for pawn in chess. so maybe 3 little loops originating from a queen of a trail. hmmm, Queeny park?
Jun 8, 2016 6:41 PM # 
ohhh, one of the few annotations i remember from chess is that's a castle. There's a kingside and a queenside. one O for each space the king moves, i think. So that would be a queenside. so that could refer to queeny or castlewood.
Jun 8, 2016 6:57 PM # 
matzah ball:
Bill, i cant find that anywhere. for instance, Nf3 would mean knight moves to square f3. Pawns get a null designation for the same move since they can only move one way, f3. Oh, you are right, the ACT of 'castling' is designated by O-O-O! (thats queenside, kingside is O-O). I like your addition of castlewood, but under your hypothesis, Queeny would be more logical. Maybe just 3 times around Queeny then?
12 miles, pretty nice run. EDIT But 2 hours is a bit long for you...maybe you were takin it real easy.

So Eric, are we all invited to a wine-tasting? Too bad my sense of smell is shot, and I quit drinking alcohol recently:(
Jun 9, 2016 4:55 AM # 
Well, at least you all are on the right track, but there's a bit more colloquialism you'll have to dig through to earn the wine. Everything you need to know has already been stated.
Jun 9, 2016 10:54 AM # 
matzah ball:
Well, castling is the act of switching one location past the other. Maybe the loop is actually Queeny to Castlewood and back by a different route. Googling that, its interesting that it comes to roughly 12 miles. But I just can't see Eric running those roads when he could be in the parks. (at least the indicated start time is 9am, after rush hour - you can't castle until a few moves have been made, and things have opened up, so some semantic synergy there). But the run type indication is 'terrain - trail' so that whole theory is shot anyway.
Jun 12, 2016 10:43 PM # 
matzah ball:
Well, since it seems there are no more takers, I am wondering to which language the 'colloquialism's' you refer to belong.
Jun 13, 2016 3:37 AM # 
Monarch Levee trail?
Jun 14, 2016 12:55 PM # 
Well you guys are getting colder. Bill was closest and since I share fine wine with him all the time anyway, I'm going to give it to him.

Castling Queenside is generally referred to as "Castling Long". This route is the longest all-trail route in the main part of Castlewood without repeating.
Jun 14, 2016 2:16 PM # 
matzah ball:
No way to get that if you didn't know the trail name, but it was fun. Enjoy!
Jun 14, 2016 5:02 PM # 
Didn't know the Castling Long term. Wasn't sure that a no-repeat run on the Wood trails would get you up to 2 hours.
Jun 14, 2016 6:55 PM # 
I wouldn't call it easy, but it certainly doesn't fall in the "no way" category. Once you know Castling Long the 2-hour time lines up pretty well with running all the trails at CW; it's around 12 miles.
Jun 14, 2016 9:46 PM # 
matzah ball:
you had logged that run recently tho you didn't call it CL but 'all the trails', so if we had really been on the ball, possible. Very nice, in retrospect.

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