Bicycling (Commute) 45:59  11.25 mi (4:05 / mi)
From Rosedale Ave., Wisconsin Ave. and Elmhirst La. to Beach Dr. to the Rock Creek Trail, to Avery Rd. to Mark Twain Park and School. I carried both panniers full with controls and some Gatorade and I rode with a backpack with changes of clothes and other orienteering items. It was pleasant. I did about 17mph on the roads.
Orienteering (Course Setting) 1:55:00  *** 6.01 km (19:08 / km)
Mark Twain School and Park, Rockville, MD. I setup controls for the first Summer Short Series event this year. For the first three controls I setup, it was painfully obvious that the map needed work. I'd mapped these areas rather early on as I was learning how to map, and had only USGS contours along with Google Earth images to begin with. I had fixed some places on the map earlier but didn't go far enough. This left a sort of seam between fixed and unfixed areas. The point features were thus hard to matchup. Coupled with some small features, I didn't feel so great about having the course use some places but the maps were already printed and people were on their way. I lost time checking to see if I was in the right area. This made me finish about 4:20pm which was 20 minutes after I had wanted to have the mass start. I didn't get a chance to set out water. Overall, the woods were nice. I enjoyed being out. I probably got in a decent workout since I ran with a pack full of controls and other things for most of the way.
Orienteering (Control Pickup) 23:36  *** 2.65 km (8:54 / km)
Mark Twain School & Park. There was a pretty good turnout for the first SSS event of the season--about 15 runners. While they ran, I watched Max, the Lennon and Merkova kids. When they all came back I picked-up two controls which were perhaps the farthest away in the Rockville Civic Center Park areas. I did go a little out of the way to look at the mapping again here and there. Eddie Bergeron, Jan Merkova, Jon Torrance and Dave Onkst picked-up the rest. It was a nice day. We ate at the Rockville Town Center California Tortilla and ate Ben and Jerry's ice cream afterward.