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Discussion: Farrell Grove

in: Saz; Saz > 2018-08-25

Aug 27, 2018 1:16 AM # 
tRicky:
I hear there was an event on there yesterday.
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Aug 27, 2018 2:35 AM # 
Saz:
A MTBO event? Maybe I should've done that instead...
Aug 27, 2018 3:11 AM # 
tRicky:
Yes it was our long champs there yesterday. Both M21 and W21 had one entrant each.
Aug 27, 2018 7:25 AM # 
Saz:
You and Tash?
Unfortunately MTBO in WA has been on the decline for a while now.
Not sure if/when I'll get to another MTBO or orienteering event in general
Aug 27, 2018 7:31 AM # 
TrishTash:
Next year might be no W21 entry. I've been on the decline for a while now :)
Aug 27, 2018 7:32 AM # 
tRicky:
Yes we have a cabinet full of trophies now.

It's been declining in all states although Vic and Qld (and Newcastle's score events) still regularly get 50+ participants but they say that's lower than usual. Conversely two of the last four Aus Champs (NSW in 2017 and Vic in 2015) had record numbers but that was largely thanks to the Kiwi contingent. I expect next year's Aus Champs could be the biggest yet, Maryborough in Vic.
Aug 27, 2018 12:25 PM # 
Saz:
Its interesting because mt biking has grown heaps in the past 5 years or so
Aug 27, 2018 12:30 PM # 
Tooms:
But map reading is declining - geocaching is probably going ballistic!
Aug 28, 2018 12:39 AM # 
tRicky:
People don't want to have to think anymore. Just look at the new car features - cars letting you know if you go over the lines, braking if you're not watching and even spotting speed limit signs for you (not to mention inbuilt GPS devices to tell you where to go). People will be able to sit in their cars and watch movies rather than using their brains or having to pay attention. Why would you want to read a map? That's just an unnecessary skill that a computer can do for you.
Aug 28, 2018 4:46 AM # 
Saz:
I guess thats how people end up driving their cars into harbours and lakes - the GPS said so...
Aug 28, 2018 9:49 AM # 
Tooms:
"You have reached your Final Destination."
Aug 28, 2018 11:32 AM # 
Saz:
Please use your snorkel to exit the vehicle

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