After a tiring weekend, I went out for some bowling catharsis (also motivated by my access to an automobile). I had two rough games, but made some adjustments to my stance that really help in the last two games. In particular, I moved the ball from the initial position in my right hand further about 10-15 cm to my right away from the centerline, so it starts at about elbow height in front of my shoulder. During the second and third step of my approach, when I wind up my shot, the normal plane of the ball is perpendicular to the lane, so I don't have to apply so much torque at the release. I haven't quite worked out the kinks on the shot, but it's much more comfortable and consistent. The frames in the second game when I couldn't convert after 9-pin and 8-pin shots were heartbreaking.
Game 1: -3 31 X 63 7/ X 4/ 8- 35 6/X = 129
Game 2: 9- 8- 1/ 16 72 -8 71 42 X 9- = 94
Game 3: 7/ 17 X 6/ X 63 9/ 9- 72 9- = 133
Game 4: X 18 X 6/ 6/ 5/ 9- 8- X 9/X = 155
Orienteering2:00:24 9.14 km (13:10 / km) +165m12:05 / km shoes: 201006 Inov-8 X-talon 212
Vetting controls for the CSU A-meet at Lynn Woods. After eating dinner, rehydrating, and showering, I weighed in at 185 lbs. Soon, I will be svelte, fast, and able to fit into Ali's pants.
For the Night-O yesterday, I drove to Kinko's to print the maps. I only had one quarter (= 15 minutes) for the parking meter, so I tried to print the documents quickly. It ended up taking 23 minutes, and remarkably, during that 8-minute window, I got a parking ticket. I'm rather impressed by the efficiency of the Cambridge Department of Parking. I need to carry more quarters.