I was hoping to get out on one of the sprint courses at Penn State Berks today, but weather and lack of someone to take over the computer for me (everyone wanted to run, even in the thunderstorms!...good for them) got in the way. In the end it was just as well; I used my raincoat to shield the computer and download box so we could keep it running. Yes, we had a shelter, but breezes brought the rain under the shelter at times. Rain stopped after control pickup to let us shake the worst of it off equipment before it went back in our car....
Exciting! Everyone came back safe and sound if not dry (which they would have been anyway as it was 93 when we were setting everything up).
Biking1:01:04 8.98 km (6:48 / km) +43m6:39 / km ahr:130 max:175 shoes: Trek DS 3 hybrid
Another warm afternoon (~mid 80s) so off to Jordan Parkway again for biking. Tried a number of singletrack mtb trails, not as windy as last time so some of which were reasonable, some of which had obstacles that I had to walk my bike over/past.
Tipped over once going up a steep hill where I was planning to hop off anyway but my wheel caught something that stopped me sooner. There was a convenient bush nearby and thankfully no poison ivy ... there. I did notice some along some other trails. Had to turn around once when a trail was blocked by a downed tree...I wonder if it came down in last week's storm.
On one trail saw a bunny near the same intersection I'd seen one before. Must have a home nearby.
AOWN note: at one point I could see I was about to ride through a very large spider web crossing the mtb trail...I tried to hit it near the side instead of head-on in the middle.... I don't think I got much on me.
Orienteering race 1:18:56**** 5.47 km (14:25 / km) +121m13:00 / km ahr:129 max:167 spiked:7/10c shoes: Inov8 ORoc280-B 2013-10
Green course 4.3 km, 150m climb by Bob Gross. About 78 at start with a breeze so not bad except for the humidity.
Fine through the first 5, then missed 6 and 7 off to one side or the other. Fine to 8, then exited wrong and went a short way in the wrong direction on the road before checking my compass and correcting. Found the right trails to 9, and set my compass to 10 and swore silently as it was a short leg (250m or so) up 4 contours on a boulder-strewn hillside to a big rock (I picked the wrong one) and then back down to the finish. My Halo sweatband-hat was dripping when I finished.
But I had fun (except for #10) and got to chat with the MacMullans. :-)
Walking26:42 1.68 km (15:52 / km) +17m15:06 / km ahr:101 max:123
At Grings Mill Park, while waiting for Glen as he does final field checking for Wednesday's sprints.