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Discussion: First place

in: Hammer; Hammer > 2016-07-19

Jul 19, 2016 1:11 PM # 
Congratulations! Nicely done.
Jul 20, 2016 1:51 AM # 
Gimpy knee and all. Well done.
Jul 20, 2016 7:14 AM # 
thanks but I'm not really in a real category. the real men's 45+ category has several former world champs medalists in it. having said that the category I'm in is perfect since I gets lots of checkpoints and shorter distances and less climb and that is likely resulting in less knee pain. more enjoyable given how little I have been able to run since February.
Jul 21, 2016 6:18 PM # 
I've moved into 4th place overall but tomorrow I might not be able to race. No not the knees. They are surprisingly doing fine. But why then? Answer: This is the route to the start and finish:
Jul 21, 2016 6:29 PM # 
Looks well-built, modern and safe. Go for it! :)
Jul 21, 2016 6:32 PM # 
... is high off the ground with lots of people squished into it. Not good for a person with a fear of heights and claustrophobic :-( Then again the fun orienteering opportunity may trump the fear (apologies for using the word trump)
Jul 21, 2016 6:36 PM # 
Ugh, watch your language.

I get that. Believe it or not, I have no problem with a gondola like that, no matter how crowded, but I'm not happy in an elevator. It feels like claustrophobia, not anything to do with heights. It doesn't stop me but I'm always glad when the door opens!
Jul 21, 2016 7:02 PM # 
That what started it for Hammer. One day long, long ago, the door didn't open.
And he was too short to reach the open button.
Jul 21, 2016 8:49 PM # 
Unlike Hammer, I'm glad if there are other people in there with me. That makes it more likely that someone will be noticed missing if we get stuck and hopefully people will come soon and get us the heck out of there!
Jul 21, 2016 9:39 PM # 

Seems you'd be safer there than here at home.
Jul 21, 2016 10:03 PM # 
See? My fear is rational!
Jul 22, 2016 12:32 AM # 
Nah, so long as you stay out of cable cars you're ok - those things are death traps. People get out of the elevators eventually...
Jul 22, 2016 3:43 AM # 
a cable car crashed on a Bergen mountain just before we moved there when I was 11.
Jul 22, 2016 11:31 AM # 
Long walk to the start not available? At O-ringen in Sälen 2008 you could walk uphill as a choice.
Jul 22, 2016 1:05 PM # 
Saved by the bell apparently...
Jul 22, 2016 1:34 PM # 
Over 830 m of vertical to the middle station. Coming down would be the hard part!
Jul 22, 2016 2:08 PM # 
I survived up and down on the gondola. AG! walked down.
Jul 22, 2016 2:24 PM # 
Well done! :)
Jul 22, 2016 2:26 PM # 
Yikes, I just read about your adventure. You have my sympathy - the Alps are scary in lightning!
Jul 22, 2016 2:39 PM # 
yeah you have experienced that. It was exciting and then scary then exciting then just darn cold.
Jul 22, 2016 2:54 PM # 
After that, the gondola down would seem like nothing.
Jul 22, 2016 3:58 PM # 
Wow, cool video of the terrain!
Jul 22, 2016 5:41 PM # 
Apparently not quite saved by the bell then...
Glad you survived - unless you got frost bite instead.
Jul 22, 2016 6:44 PM # 
i just posted a link to a time lapse showing the storm move in on AG!'s log. Wadd Sauad will skip last day and do sprint training instead in St. Moritz

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