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You Know you are REALLY into Orienteering, when .... (contributions sought)
  • Topic created by BRycharski on Wed Apr 25, 2018 at 8:26 pm
    Bob Rycharski (BRycharski)
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    New topic, for those with interesting stories
    Please Add to the following statement with your best explaination.

    To Start, you know you are really into Orienteering when ... (example) "all your vacation time revolves around distant 5 day orienteering fests".  ou know you are really into Orienteering when You have consecutive series of West Point Tee shirts from 1997 to 2017 (they were not sold/made  this year, alas)

    My Contribution, that just ocurred today, 25 April.  (7:30 pm, Est)
    You know you are really into Orienteering when you go to your local Park for-  An after work mid week 3 km training O run, and a TICK(ugh!) crawls across the laptops' computer screen (it crawled off of my running Pants) as I was  reading The Orienteering Attack Point O community discussions.  I quished the bugger, and went on with my reading and perusing of the Orienteeering training logs there.

    Please  add clean or fun stories using the lead in  "You know you are really into Orienteering when ..."

  • Reply by kathyu on Thu Apr 26, 2018 at 8:16 am
    Kathy Urban (kathyu)
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    You know you are REALLY into Orienteering when people's eyes glaze over when you start talking about how great orienteering is for the MILLIONTH time.
    Actually it's when your underwear has little seeds stuck on it.
  • Reply by Steve on Thu Apr 26, 2018 at 11:14 am
    Steve Aronson (Steve)
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    someone asks how old you are, and your answer begins with M or F
  • Reply by Steve on Thu Apr 26, 2018 at 11:15 am
    Steve Aronson (Steve)
    Steve
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    Primary Club: DVOA
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    First O: 1993
    you age in 5 year increments (M35, M40)
  • Reply by JanetT on Thu Apr 26, 2018 at 12:46 pm
    Janet Tryson (JanetT)
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    "you age in 5 year increments" at the start of the new year
  • Reply by edscott on Thu Apr 26, 2018 at 1:31 pm
    Ed Scott (edscott)
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    Num Posts: 658
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    Fav map: Hickory Run 1:15000
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    When you have a four drawer filing cabined dedicated to maps of the courses you have run and with your route choices drawn in with a red sharpie.
  • Reply by furlong47 on Thu Apr 26, 2018 at 9:34 pm
    Julie Keim (furlong47)
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    First O: 1994
    You own more sets of orienteering clothes than you do work/office clothes
    You have a control hanging up in your house
  • Reply by bobburg on Fri Apr 27, 2018 at 10:07 pm
    Bob Burg (bobburg)
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    And my 2 favorites when this subject posted 15-16 years ago.....

    You know you're hooked on Orienteering when......

    You feel naked without a thumb compass.....

    You need a designated driver whenever driving along wooded roads.....  (have almost driven off roads repeatedly)
  • Reply by edscott on Sun Apr 29, 2018 at 1:11 pm
    Ed Scott (edscott)
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    Bob Burg's post reminded me of how many times I catch myslf evaluating woods or "route choices" while driving. Also remember the kids reading roadside vegetation while traveling to a meet.  I'd hear "Dark green, light green, white woods, orange field......"  at 60 MPH.  
  • Reply by rpboehme on Wed May 2, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    Rich Boehme (rpboehme)
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    First O: 2012
    You begin to see the local terrain as contours and consider the potential of local parks, etc. as places to map....

    (which would get done if I actually owned OCAD :-P)
  • Reply by KathleenG on Mon May 7, 2018 at 9:49 am
    Kathleen Geist (KathleenG)
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    * When you have a DVOA license plate.
    * When you have an orienteering ornament on your rear view mirror AND one (or two) hanging up at home
    * When you put your latest course map up on your bulletin board at work
    * When you use Google Maps and get annoyed because you can't orient the map to north.
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