Discussion: IOF Athlete of the Month
in: Orienteering; News;
Congratulations to Alison Crocker, USA, who has been selected as IOF Athlete of the Month
for January 2012.
Congratulations! Very cool.
How exciting! Way to go, Ali.
Awesome! They just keep piling on the pressure!
Impressive Ali! Way to go!
Way to go Ali. Fantastic!
Well done, Ali! And, well done, IOF!
One more well deserved honor.
Wow! Super congrats, Ali!!
Thanks all! =) They just asked me about a week ago, of course said yes!
Wow, that's quite an honor especially when you look at the names of previous months selections.
What a great honor, congratulations!
Bumping this up the discussion list again; the article
is posted. Congratulations again, Ali!
Yes, the article is great, and I had a chuckle at the quote:
“It would take me almost 2 days to drive from my house to Tahoe City. So needless to say, I will be flying in, as will almost everybody else!”
I discovered that you can actually drive cross-country in 31 hours, but you have to do it like this.
Is it possible for a more normal driver or even a pair of drivers to go cross-country in only 2 days? I'm guessing it probably is, but those two days would be VERY long ones!
Such a wonderful article!
@stevegregg There's a very big difference between trying to drive across the country in two days compared to a day and a half. One of the big differences is that you can actually do it quite legally. Look at the time on Google Maps for a drive from Amherst, MA to Lake Tahoe, and you will see 1day and 22 hours. It means steady driving for two people, but quite achievable. 50 years ago I had two friends from my hometown who used to twice a year share the driving from near LA to school at Harvard. Their average drive time was 52 hours, and that was before the days of the interstate system (of course, also before the days of radar guns). I don't think they ever picked up a speeding ticket in those 4 years.
Thanks all! And yep, eldersmith has exactly my process for arriving at 2 day estimate... =)
In 1987, a friend and I left Bedford, MA after rush hour on Friday in a borrowed pickup truck, and arrived in Lancaster, CA before dawn on Monday. We did not take the most direct route (we drove the entire length of Tennessee), and we didn't drive overly fast, but we also didn't make any particularly long stops, pretty much just switched seats every four hours when we stopped for gas. Google maps calls that route 50 hours, and we were probably more like 60 when you take the time zones into account.
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