Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Losing the dipstick


The first time I ever used a SportIdent electronic "dipstick" I lost it.

I was running through the woods when I fell forward. When I got up, the dipstick wasn't on my finger. I searched for about a minute or so and found it. I guess I was lucky to find it, or at least lucky to find it quickly.

Since that time, I've never had any trouble with losing a dipstick or an Emit card.

One of the runners at Tio Mila from IF Thor lost his dipstick during the race. Apparently the lost it just before the exchange for The Long Night. Conny came into sight of the finish with a pack. Then he turned around and ran back.

Then, Conny showed up on the huge TV screen. He was walking! He searched for about 5 minutes -- all on TV -- until he found the dipstick and ran to the finish, sending out the next runner on The Long Night.

That would not be fun.

posted by Michael | 7:42 PM


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