Discussion: Ride Request (again)
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I am flying in from the UK to Boston on 11th May. I am staying at the Renaiisance Patriot hotel near the Gillette stadium. If anybody is passing, on the way to the event, I would be very grateful for an offer of a ride. I'm an M45 and will probably be doing the brown course.
Hi Joe. There's a little chance I might be in Framingham for the weekend and if I am I will be probably go to Rocky Woods. I could do a little detour and get you. Still, if there's anyone else who's definitely going, that would still be better. I'll let you know once we make our mind up. I don't know of anyone who lives close to the stadium, but I don't know NEOC that well.
There are several Rhode Island orienteers who usually attend meets at Rocky Woods but may not follow Attack Point closely. I did put an announcement in the NEOC newsletter, but I am am not aware of any responses at this time. I will try calling 1-2 of the usual suspects directly to see if they are able to help you.
Hi, Joe - as ParkSchool said, there should be a number of people coming from near that area who will be able to give you a ride. I will ask around - sorry for the delayed response to your last request!
Thanks very much for all the responses. I will be packing my gear today for travel tomorrow. I will check back here on Saturday afternoon to see if there's any news.
Also need to work out how to get notifications of posts...
Ah, OK. There are no notifications. Please email me if there are any offers. I may be able to pick up while I'm travelling.
I've arrived at the hotel. Not too tired. Still ready to go if anybody can offer a ride. Seems like it might be a bit hotter than what I'm used to.
I'm afraid my Aunt had to rush back to the UK for the weekend Joe, so we decided to stay in CT. I hope you can find a lift tomorrow.
Thanks Becks. Yes, found a lift. Very grateful to iansmith. I'll report back after the event.
Well, I chose the Blue course. That being my normal choice back in the UK. Little did I know that this would turn out to be the longest time I've spent on an O-course ever. By some margin, about 45 minutes. And I have also never done an event where it was so hot.
You might think this all sounds bad but I did actually enjoy it. Alot.
Comparing with most UK courses there was alot of detail to the terrain. I mean it was undulating but at a high frequency so you really had to concentrate to keep track of where you were. I found that walking rather than running was helpful (never mind that I couldn't manage a run after a while!). And there were not that many obvious features. Rocks were marked or not marked but then there were rocks everywhere.
We never put out water around the course in the UK. A good idea, I think. I might try it, because I am planning an event (first time) in October, and see what people think of it.
The course was well set, I was wondering to myself if difficult courses is the way forward. To get competitors to improve. Anyway really glad I finished the course, I had considered giving up once or twice.
Thanks again to Ian for the lift. And thanks to everybody who organised the event and made me feel welcome. I would be glad to return the favour so if anybody is visiting London or sout-east England and there is an event they would like to try then please contact me.
See the club website http://www.southdowns-orienteers.org.uk/
Oh, just remembered. I found I had picked up a tick when I got back to the hotel. Thanks for the reminders that I should check.
We talked before the race and noted that US blue was equivalent to UK black. Thanks for coming out to the event, Joe!
Ah, OK. Although I would choose a black when available. Blue is the longest we have at club events.
At most club events here, the longest is Red.
Our longest course is a H1. This is to avoid confusion with our colour blind orienteers.
Our colors are just arbitrary labels. No need to be able to distinguish the colors (and I should know).
We also have a string course for the kiddies. If you finish it, you get a jelly snake.
Our colors are just arbitrary labels.
..which bare a curious hierarchical similarity to martial arts belts.
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