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Discussion: O in the Heartland depends upon you!

in: Soupbone; Soupbone > 2020-09-13

Sep 15, 2020 11:27 PM # 
Congrats for revising the Lapham map, then consistently holding meets there. It is nice, vertical terrain. And is a good O challenge for both newbies and seasoned orienteers alike. Seems like you have the weight of both clubs on your shoulders....BGR and CAOC. Hope you get some help next spring!
Sep 16, 2020 2:26 AM # 
Not really, lots of others doing their share.
Um, I used all 6 controls you gave me, and donated out some very nice O clothes!!
So you actually played out a big part too!!
Sep 16, 2020 11:13 AM # 
Wow! Glad to hear it. Thanks for taking those boxes of O gear. They'd been in my basement for ten years, and Sari wanted to throw them out. She said no one wanted torn-up nylon pajamas. I told her she just didn't know American orienteers!

In Finland, Start personnel inspect entrants for torn clothes, and you can get a DQ for a shabby outfit.
Sep 20, 2020 6:39 PM # 
Um you had lots of newer stuff. I threw out the bad stuff :-)
Sep 20, 2020 6:41 PM # 
I thought I was going to orienteer for the rest of my life...then reality stepped in. That's a very physical sport. And as you get older, you suddenly find that you cannot take falls, missteps, thick green rocky terrain like you used to.

Evey trip I took to Finland I stocked up on Finn O gear because it was better quality than stuff I could get here. Plus I liked the idea of looking like a Finn in the woods. Too bad I never got a chance to wear it and run fast!
Sep 22, 2020 2:33 AM # 
Why you wear something new when u didn’t wear out the old stuff yet -:)
Sep 22, 2020 1:45 PM # 
matzah ball:
Better a fall in the woods than a fall off the bike!
Sep 23, 2020 12:46 AM # 
Although it would seem woods running to be dangerous for falls, biking and road running are worse for falls....I seem to be pretty steady in the woods, so far.

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