Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Sunday, February 29, 2004 One of those days. I have no inspiration to write about orienteering. But the idea is to write something about orienteering each day. So, I spent some time poking around the internet.
Adrian Zissos is a Canadian orienteer who wrote a rant about O' fashion (you can read the PDF). His idea is simple -- O' clothing is uncool. Orienteering clothing looks dumb and isn't especially functional.
I tend to agree.
Of course "cool" is very subjective. If you didn't know Allen Iverson was cool, would you think people would pay a lot of money to dress like him? Check out this snapshot of Allen in action or this snapshot of Allen posing.
If Iversen wasn't cool, I don't think his clothing would be considered cool.
While part of orienteering's dull, nerdy image can be traced to the clothes, it'd sure help if orienteering had some "cool" personalities.
By the way, an authentic Allen Iverson jersey runs about $150. Ouch.
Wasn't this a Saturday Night Live sketch?
Click here to see a TV report about Sweden's first men's synchronized swim team.
Night O' practice
I don't know if this is true (it showed up on a Swedish O' discussion page...not exactly a reliable source):
Elis..shows that training gives results....Everything from rollerski sessions...to running with a headlamp on a treadmill at home with the lights turned out to train for "The Long Night."...
posted by Michael | 8:15 PM
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