Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, November 26, 2007

Mt Tom


Mt. Tom! The first time I ever ran in this sort of Nordic/New England terrain was back in 1983 at Mt. Tom. The map is below (with Peter's routes from a race this weekend).

Looking at Peter's map brought back memories. Usually, I can look at a map and remember the course I ran on the map. But, I don't remember the course I ran in 1983. Instead, I remember being completely lost. I couldn't make sense of it. I spent a lot of time aimlessly wandering around, hoping to bump into the control. I'd never run anywhere with rocks all over the place. I'm pretty sure I was out for 2 hours for about 6 km (M20).

For what it is worth, I learned something and managed to make my way around the M20 course the next day in a bit under an hour.

More 1980s Memories

In the early 80s, one of my favorite things on TV was the "Bill Tush Show." Here is a clip featuring how oil companies spend their money and Tammy Jean (the televangelist). I can't say I'd recommend this stuff...but, if you can't help yourself, enjoy...

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posted by Michael | 8:37 PM


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