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Discussion: Hudson Valley terrain

in: expresso; expresso > 2009-04-19

Apr 21, 2009 12:21 PM # 
chitownclark:
Don't feel badly, many of us have difficulty in the detailed terrain of the Hudson River Valley. HVO will send you their other good maps...the maps from the 1994 WOC races at Moneyhole Mountain are legendary. I enjoy going out on that map's permanent course that uses the same controls as the championship runs, and then comparing my route with the champions.

In any case, your times weren't so bad, considering you're not familiar with the terrain, and were up against Europeans:

Pl Name Middle Pl Long Pl Combined
1 Jiri Tesar 42:56 1 1:15:15 1 1:58:11
2 Vadim Masalkov 51:05 4 1:16:27 2 2:07:32
3 Gabor Bobok 46:49 2 1:24:33 4 2:11:22
4 Laszlo Kolyvek 48:56 3 1:22:51 3 2:11:47
5 Joseph Sackett 1:13:46 7 2:03:22 5 3:17:08
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Apr 22, 2009 4:52 AM # 
expresso:
My times were bad but I accepted that when I decided to make the races non-competitive. For me, it's not always about getting the best time.
BTW, the US WOC was in 1993 (not 1994); I think you can edit your mistake above (if you want to). I've been on those Harriman maps.
Apr 22, 2009 10:43 AM # 
chitownclark:
Yeah, well the Moneyhole map is across the river in Fahnestock State Park, on the east side of the Hudson. And quite a bit north of Harriman. It was made specifically for the World Cup, so is very accurate and extremely detailed. Most orienteers who navigate easily at Harriman, find Moneyhole to be much more challenging.

The nice thing about Moneyhole is that (1) there is a permanent course there, so you can verify that you've found the correct feature, (2) the map is for sale by HVO in the mail, and (3) a second map can be purchased showing the actual routes of the top 3 runners.

And we're both wrong; it was used for the 1986 World Cup races.
Apr 22, 2009 2:16 PM # 
Soupbone:
Both wrong!!!!!! how often does that happen.

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