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in: PG; PG > 2022-12-06

Dec 6, 2022 6:44 PM # 
PBricker:
Now that I'm healthy, I'll have to do it again (when it's not raining). I think breaking 15 would be a good goal (for me). Makes for a nice tempo run.
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Dec 6, 2022 7:08 PM # 
jjcote:
I think the issue with your scanned map with route is that the "img src" tag doesn't work with a PDF, you'd need to save the image as a JPG instead.
Dec 6, 2022 9:48 PM # 
PG:
15 might be a good goal if you're looking for a goal that should be easy to do. You know where all the controls are and you won't have to take a map -- less weight, less wind resistance, but mainly you won't waste any time looking at it (which is always more than we realize it). And you won't be sick.

So your next go at the course should result in a 14:xx, unless you put out some real effort and do 13:xx, or wait until after it snows and do a 18:xx..
Dec 6, 2022 10:02 PM # 
PBricker:
Yeah, 14:xx should be doable, especially because I lost 20 seconds or so not seeing the markers right away on 4, 5, and 8. But then when you get into better running shape and do 14:xx - :01, I may have to put out some real effort to go for 13:xx :-)
Dec 6, 2022 10:16 PM # 
gordhun:
The 1970's called. They want their map back.
More proof orienteering is fun anytime anywhere with any map.
Dec 7, 2022 12:05 AM # 
PG:
JJ -- It shows up fine on my screen.

Perhaps the state of your computer is like the normal state of your O' shoes -- very old and held together with lots of duct tape?
Dec 7, 2022 4:15 AM # 
jjcote:
If you can see it, then maybe it's a permission issue. I can get to the map when I click on "Link to map", but the embedded image shows up as a broken image icon. I pulled the URL out of the page source HTML to see what it was, so I have access to view it. I've tried with Firefox, Chrome, and Edge, plus Chrome on my phone, all with the same results (though I haven't tried Safari or anything else from the dark side).

Even though my own computer is due for a replacement soon (still working fine except for a small crack in the screen and the battery life is down considerably), my work computer is a comparatively recent acquisition, and is of the level of equipment that tech companies issue to their software engineers.

My O-shoes on the other hand are not particularly old, not are they falling apart. The tape is there to take the beating from the rocks, and it gets replaced when it gets tattered. I apply the sacrificial tape starting from as soon as I get the shoes, which makes them last longer.
Dec 7, 2022 1:07 PM # 
PG:
Interesting. I don't have a clue what a "permission issue" might mean or how one deals with it. Seems much easier just to change it to a JPG, done. Which I assume you can see fine.

Pretty awesome map, as Gord implies. Except back in the 1970s it would have almost surely just been black and white.
Dec 7, 2022 1:54 PM # 
jjcote:
Looks great now!
Dec 8, 2022 8:33 AM # 
GuyO:
Those are some pretty non-smooth contours.

How accurately do they reflect the terrain?
Dec 8, 2022 12:28 PM # 
PG:
Totally accurate the only places I saw them (at 8 and before and after 3), as you would expect from a western Mass map.

The odd shaped buildings near the start and above #2 did throw me for a moment (seriously, sadly).
Dec 8, 2022 10:54 PM # 
PBricker:
odd-shaped building near the start

Glad it wasn't just me scratching my head, wondering where it was.

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