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Discussion: O in the Heartland depends upon you!

in: Soupbone; Soupbone > 2020-09-13

Sep 15, 2020 11:27 PM # 
chitownclark:
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!
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Sep 16, 2020 2:26 AM # 
Soupbone:
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 # 
chitownclark:
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 # 
Soupbone:
Um you had lots of newer stuff. I threw out the bad stuff :-)
Sep 20, 2020 6:41 PM # 
chitownclark:
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 # 
Soupbone:
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 # 
coach:
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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