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Discussion: how you turned

in: kissy; kissy > 2020-02-09

Feb 10, 2020 1:50 AM # 
Based on something that Valerie said on her log, I suspect that there was a mixup in 0CAD regarding the map scales (1:10000 vs 1:15000 probably), and your course was actually more like 6.9 km. Or maybe only 6.2 if it was 1:7500 vs 1:10000. Try measuring it and see if that's the case. (And if it is, how the hell long was Blue!?!)

(This reminds me of a day at Florissant when you accidentally picked up a Blue map and didn't realize it until you finished, and little Caitlin was getting very concerned about how long you had been out. You were initially furious, but on further contemplation, quite appropriately pleased with yourself for having completed a Blue course.)
Feb 10, 2020 2:10 AM # 
Yea, I just got off a Tech Committee call and Jordan clued me in. I think the Pohick part of the map was really 1:15000 and the Meadowood section was 1:10000. So the Green was really 6.9k, which makes way more sense.

And I do remember that Florissant event. I came into the finish, which had been taken down long before, with Charlie DeWeese and Caitlin waiting for me. I was indeed proud of having completed a Blue course. My now ex-husband, however, was not as thrilled.
Feb 10, 2020 2:11 AM # 
Yes, you did good!! Pohick and Meadowood were “merged” together, but somewhere in there was a hiccup. For sure, the Pohick side was 1:15. Sent the maps to someone smarter than I to sort out to see what real distance was.
Feb 10, 2020 2:19 AM # 
I feel a lot better about my time and how sore I am after reading this!
Feb 10, 2020 2:24 AM # 
Agreed. 4.6k was completely doable; 6.9k would have given me pause.

Congratulations to both of us!
Feb 10, 2020 3:23 PM # 
Official distance for Green is 6.7k, this after redoing the courses on the Meadwood side separately.
Feb 10, 2020 3:24 PM # 
J-J - is there an easy way to combine two adjacent maps in 0CAD?
Feb 10, 2020 3:43 PM # 
Valerie - Yes there is, especially when they are georeferenced as they are. They just need to be in the same scale and contour interval. (Oops. - you'll get back a good map!)
Feb 10, 2020 3:52 PM # 
Thanks, Jordan. My brain was a little fried from yesterday, and I totally blanked out that I had asked you already!! Sorry about that.
Feb 10, 2020 4:55 PM # 
Sure. You just take the two maps, email them to Jordan, and then... :-)
Feb 10, 2020 7:19 PM # 
And, then remember that you did that!!
Feb 10, 2020 7:25 PM # 
Ah, the benefits of me being a QOC club member and also having too much time to myself right now.
Feb 10, 2020 9:11 PM # 
Huh, I did wonder why I was running so hard, not making any mistakes, and still taking so long. The Pohick side definitely looked different, but I didn't give it a lot of thought since the meet notes said they were both 1:10. But, I did wonder why everything was taking so long on the Meadowood side...
I feel better about my time! And even more impressed with Joe and his time.
Feb 10, 2020 9:35 PM # 
So how long was Blue?
Feb 10, 2020 9:51 PM # 
Feb 15, 2020 9:48 PM # 
Epic. A run to remember!

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