What brings you to SF? Perhaps a 2020 rogaine? ;-)
Conference June 21-23 this year. G is coming with me & we will have a few days before/after to be tourists, so are working out what to do...
So you'll be home in time for the Newcastle Shorts on 29/30 June! That's a relief I'm sure. 0:-))
We'll lose the 29th to flying over the International Date Line.
Then you shall never age :)
Oakland and hop on the BART?
Of course, if you'd had the foresight to buy the required quantity of bitcoin back in 2010, you'd probably have only had to have paid a few cents for them.
Hmmm. You can always stay on the fringes, but traffic is a disaster, so BART is a good recommendation if you do that.
If you're looking for O, I recommend Morgan Territory. Some really nice complex stuff there, one of my favorite places to run. Jon recommends the Presidio sprint map if you can't get that far out, and you can reach that by public transportation. Also Golden Gate Park. Dennis Wildfogel is probably a good person to reach out to for maps.
Be warned the Bay Area has a lot of poison oak. Not as bad as the stinging trees we saw warning signs for in Australia, but possibly more prolific and will definitely create misery. Full body coverage in clothing is a good idea, and we always carry a bottle of Technu wash because Anna is super-reactive to the stuff. About 4 years ago, she charged headlong into an entire poison oak tree in pursuit of a lizard, and it was 3 months before she started to recover...
Dennis is DWildfogel on AP.
Hmm, I did kinda promise my spouse (voluntarily) that this holiday will involve neither orienteering/rogaining nor interacting with either of our families...but I do see that there is a local event the morning after we arrive. Poison oak sounds like a reason not to venture outdoors though!
Wow. Jon used to bribe me out of bed on O weekends with Starbucks...now I am the family O-zealot. :-). Well, a map-guided walk in the Presidio would be nice, too!
Geoff claims not to believe in unnecessary exercise :)
When G moved to Adelaide (for my benefit) 17 years ago, Tyson bet him that he'd compete in an O event before the year was out...Tyson lost the bet and G has still never done a course although he will help set up tents, collect controls etc - and we have been rogaining together more than once!
My wife has been going to o with me for over 40 years and has not done a course. She has helped on registration, the start and the finish, and used to run the Eureka cake stall; but is not interested in competing, even though she can read the map and navigate.
Jenny, that is too funny! Serious force of will on Geoff's part. And even funnier that he's been rogaining (something Jon will do with Pete for under 12 hours, but that's about it), but not out on a shorter event. It's always so interesting to find out how we all make it work with between the people and the sport we love.
We both collect maps & atlases and like exploring, it's just that he prefers to do his from the comfort of a 4WD vehicle. (I have now indoctrinated him to such an extent that he can quote orienteering rules & standards.) The funniest thing was that his friends initially considered me to be an imaginary girlfriend because I never came to social gatherings, was always off orienteering somewhere...
Dad's side of my family still hasn't met Tash after almost six years.
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