Bicycling warm up/down (Road) 6:00  1.25 mi (4:48 / mi)
From Pioneer Ct. to Ft. Meade for the start of the Squirrel Adventure Summer Short Series event with Peggy and Dave Pruden.
Orienteering (Campus & Woods) 26:41  * 3.78 km (7:04 / km)
QOC Summer Short Series: Squirrel Adventure Part I. Ted Good's annual romp started with a short course on the Ft. Meade property with some open areas around buildings and some orange level controls with some semi-greenish woods. I started poorly after almost catching and then seeing Peggy making a mistake. I got drawn in that direction, went slow through the woods and had to come back to the control. Later, the 94F heat and cummulative activity of the last few weeks got the better of me. I plodded along feeiling drained most of the course. I made a boo boo reading my way into #10 and lost time there.
Orienteering race (Bicycle) 34:43  * 5.0 mi (6:57 / mi)
Squirrel Adventure: Part II. After a 1:58 transition (included in time for this leg) to change shoes, drop gaiters and O-pants, I hopped on my road bike. Getting caught at the light, I estimate a 30 second wait. I read my way through it well but with thin plastic the map got scrunched near my control #5. By the time I noticed, I had already commited to a bad route choice which maybe lost me 2:00. Mostly, I felt tired through this, unable to push much. I drank almost all my water.
Other race (Adventure Course) 6:01 
Squirrel Adventure Part III. The transition included throwing on orienteering clothes again that Heidi Onkst had dragged over for me and changing my shoes; I got one gaiter under my O-pants and one outside. Next taking a quiz on the clock, I missed questions about what color ribbons are allowed in orienteering to mark hazardous areas (Blue and Orange), what ranking score a winning Yellow course runner shoud have (forgot the answer to this one already), and how long it took Ted to put together the Squirrel Adventure (30 hours?). I had to pluck two dandilions, do 6 pushups and run around the house as a penalty. Dave Pruden just about caught me during all of this. On the ropes section, I hopped the logs, walked the rope bridge and climbed the ladder up and down the fallen tree to get to the start of the next part.
Orienteering race (Woods) 16:34  * 1.39 km (11:55 / km)
Squirrel Adventure Part IV. To end the adventure, we ran a short Yellow (almost White) course in the Ft. Meade woods behind Ted's house. I was fairly beat during this and kept thinking Dave Pruden would pass me soon. I stuck to the trails. Finishing included being able to toss a disc golf disc into Ted's disc golf goal. I first missed about 6 from only 20ft. away all off to the right until I fixed my aim left. I'm not certain about my actual time and may have stopped the clock late at 1:17:58. The Gatorade, pizza, other cool drinks and monitoring the WOC on the Internet afterward was nice followed by what is starting to be annual game of table tennis. Ted jumped out to a lead in our match but I tied it up at 15. I either chocked the last few or Ted stopped holding back on serves to finish 21 to 16 or 17. Well, if we collectively donated enough money for the US O Team, there's the chance of getting a rematch next year.