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    Fort Ord rogaine: Bikes welcome!

    Get Lost!! Running, Racing is pleased to offer the first wilderness mountain-bike orienteering event in many years (ever?) in California, our Fort Ord rogaine. Go solo, or gather a team of 2 to 5 explorers. Find up to 30 or so checkpoints. We'll give you two or four hours to complete a course that no team can possibly finish. Prioritize and plan a good route to maximize your point scoring. Or just plan to have a grand adventure! You'll be using a custom-made map with accurate elevation contours and trails.

    Any and all questions about the event, and/or about our future plans for mountain bike orienteering events, are welcome here and in person. Hope to see you in just under two months---sorry about the short notice, we're working on getting the word out sooner in the future!

    Vladimir

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    and the link is...

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    Finally. I was worried about the lack of an announcement.

    Very much in, not sure on a bike or not...

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    Yes sorry---a lot of paperwork with the authorities! We're learning and hope to have a longer horizon for future events. (Tentative 2013 date for Fort Ord: Saturday 03 August.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgusiatnikov View Post
    Yes sorry---a lot of paperwork with the authorities! We're learning and hope to have a longer horizon for future events. (Tentative 2013 date for Fort Ord: Saturday 03 August.)
    Your link back to this thread is broken.

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    Yep I just fixed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgusiatnikov View Post
    You'll be using a custom-made map with accurate elevation contours and trails.
    What did you use to assign those "mountain biking orienteering standard" difficulty weights to the trails?

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    We aren't done yet. I was out in the area and the course designer will be out a few times, too. The international specification depicts both the track width and the riding speed. The width is easy; we can get it from the aerial without even going there. The riding speed, that'll be subjective... I don't ride, Dennis (the course designer) does. We'll do our best, but I believe almost all of the tracks belong to the two fastest speeds---no dismounting necessary. I may be wrong. Primarily I'll rely on observing how fast people move along these trails, and Dennis will go by his experience.

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    Bump. Everybody should go and register before Feb 6. Will be much more fun then riding in circles between yellow tapes.

    Assuming you can read a map - can you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Bump. Everybody should go and register before Feb 6. Will be much more fun then riding in circles between yellow tapes.

    Assuming you can read a map - can you?
    Do not let slow people win by not showing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Do not let slow people win by not showing up.

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    Is the map pre-plotted with the checkpoints already on the map, or are the participants required to plot all the checkpoints themselves with a UTM tool?

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    Checkpoints will be preprinted on the map. A map is all the nav equipment you need! (compass is optional).

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    I took a liberty of adding this to MTB Calendar: MTB Calendar: 2012 Get Lost!! in Fort Ord

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    Looks like it will be a perfect day to explore.

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    That was a perfect day - and a perfect format for a bike race in Fort Ord. Thanks, Vladimir.

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