Rogaining race 15:45:00  61.1 km (15:28 / km)
shoes: Saucony Exodus trail shoes
First leg of CNYO rogaine. 14 hours dry, then an hour plus after Irene hit.
Gary Maslanka and I defined a 15 hour loop and a 9 hour loop that involved all but about 7 low-to-medium point controls. (I'll have to see if this would have been enough to win). We kept to the 15 hour loop pretty closely, coming in about 40 minutes late, a lot of that at the very end. No navigational problems - in fact, things seemed pretty easy - I'd like to think that has more to do with me getting better than the control placements being easier. There was one control we had to attack twice (#58) and when we found it on the second try we realized we had practically bumped into it the first time.
We had to modify a route choice because of a wild teenage bonfire in progress. I also rolled my left ankle on the shoulder of the road, which didn't hurt until we went back out again at 9 am.
Other highlights included being chased by a domestic turkey, being followed by a friendly tiny dog for a mile, seeing a teenager driving a tractor down the main street of Brookfield at 1:30 am. Notable sign: "PRIMITIVE CAMPING AT YOUR OWN RISK! $15/NIGHT"
At 4 am it was unclear whether we would or should go out again, so we decided to reconvene at dawn. The break ended up being 5 whole hours.