Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Friday, July 17, 2009

Memories from Gerardmer


Today's TDF stage went through Gerardmer, which hosted the World Orienteering Champs in 1987. It is fun to look at the terrain on TV. It looks like some nice orienteering terrain (even in the cool rainy weather). If my stuff wasn't all packed in boxes, I'd dig out the maps and take a look at the Gerardmer terrain.

Viking advice

In Iceland I picked up an English translation of Havamal - 1200 year old words of Viking wisdom.

The traveler must
train his wits.
All is easy at home.
He who knows little
is a laughing-stock
amongst men of the world.

Sounds a bit like Kent Olsson (who won the world champs in Gerardmer) and his advice that you "can't become world champion training in your back yard, you can just become a gardener" (sounds a lot better in Swedish).

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 7:36 PM


What was the Swedish?
”man kan inte bli världsmästare i sin egen trädgård, där kan man bara bli trädgårdsmästare”
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