Orienteering1:38:47*** 9.95 km (9:56 / km) +230m8:54 / km ahr:136 max:175 spiked:23/26c shoes: VJ Falcons 10
DVOA event at Fort Washington SP. Red course, 8.1k, 265m. Nice course by Wyatt, keeping us on our toes with the navigation in a park which is long and narrow with a moderate trail network and several road crossings. Vegetation mapping is a little dated but much of it has shifted toward less green, so some nice areas out there. A few controls were tucked down in pits or depressions but there were enough supporting features to find them.
An OK run. Went right by #4 without seeing the bag (1 min). Overshot #14 by a lot, neglecting to realize that the vehicle tracks in tall grass were the mapped trail which should have caught me (6 min). Lost some time going from 18 to 19 bashing around in vegetation on the hillside rather than dropping immediately to the field (2 min). Attacked #23 too soon when I misread a trail junction (3 min). OK on the rest of the controls although I walked quite a bit since it was pretty warm (sunny and upper 70s).
Bike-Trail50:03 5.06 mi (9:53 / mi) +115m9:14 / mi ahr:120 max:145 shoes: Trek Marlin 7
Jacobsburg SP with Janet (although we went our separate ways while biking). Found more technical trails than I was expecting since I spotted a couple of "I wonder where that goes" unofficial trails. Overcast, 70ish with a few sprinkles.
Bike-Trail1:15:34 7.05 mi (10:43 / mi) +125m10:09 / mi ahr:126 max:144 shoes: Trek Marlin 7
Jordan Parkway. Even having ridden here 4 or 5 times I still get stuck in loops and am not sure how to get out. Obviously, I got out, but it’s a little frustrating to return to a familiar place not knowing what turn I missed to get there. Oh well, more visits required. Quite warm and humid (90F, 70F dp) - maybe the last of this for this year (I hope). Some fallen leaves on the trails already, but not enough to obscure the details.