Spinning3:53:11 61.86 mi (3:46 / mi) +2175m3:24 / mi ahr:138 max:155
Orienteering2:36:46 8.34 mi (18:48 / mi) +245m17:13 / mi ahr:135 max:158
Jens drew up a map adventure on cal topo map builder with no contours (what is used in Florida). Tried to solely rely on the map and think like I would think in a race. Breaking through the snow and breaking trail got to be tiring! Got pretty cold by the end.
Mountain Bike3:00:40 24.38 mi (7:25 / mi) +294m7:09 / mi ahr:132 max:159
Fatbike ride at ILRA. When I first started, conditions were great, and after about 90 minutes, the snow seemed a lot slicker. Realized while riding it's great sand practice.
Orienteering4:11:31  12.01 mi (20:57 / mi) +299m19:26 / mi ahr:125 max:152
Angel and I did a map adventure on a cal topo map that he created for us. In Angel's wisdom, he did it, although provided a usgs as well.
Wanted to write this up in particular because some of the challenges faced could be repeated in Florida. Angel and I took turns.
I had the first, and on the map doesn't look like a parallel, but it was! Had to hop to the next spur over. In this instance, the trail was accurate.
Took the trail to #2, and Angel nailed it!
On to 3, climbed the trail (sledding hill!) to the top of the hill then went W, there were a lot of game trails in the area and sorted them out to the point.
4 was pretty straightforward. One thing to note is the white areas very well can be marsh, And, landed more northbound, which I don't get, but corrected and got over to the water and around to the point.
To 5, got through the 500ishm green sort of OK, and landed about 50m south of where I wanted to be. Strava shows a trail in there??? Then, on the cal topo map and sort of on the USGS it shows a marsh. We checked O range, and we were within I think under 100m...but looks very different on the map in AP, and strava. We didn't keep going because it was a thick marsh. Should have gone around to the hill we saw and see what O Range would have done with that? My mistake.
Six and beyond got really confusing because of our wonderful glacial goodness. Going to 7 I wondered about going cross country, but realized dumping to a trail would be best. I got very confused when 1) there was a bi marsh where I thought to attack and 2) the trail was just so back and forth. I think the lesson learned on this point is who knows what will be there, and 2) stick with the trail a little longer and think big picture more, especially on a 1:24k.
Going to 8 was just as tricky with the glacial goodness.
Getting to 9 once we were where I wanted us to be on the trail, I had to stop and think for a bit on which spur to go for. The one I wanted seemed hidden, but got there. The marsh wasn't mapped except for a big white area.
Going to 10, and the trail that was a good idea was a bit more twisty turny. Knowing where we were and tracking with pace count is good in this situation.
My take aways:
Big, big picture on cal topo Double check what you think would be a reliable location and try to use it for bearing/pace count. Sometimes on the trails, need to go a bit further for it to moderate.