RE: MUni Orienteering/Trials questions
> I was just filling out my registration forms for UNICON, and
> one of the events listed is MUni Orienteering. What is that?
I only know orienteering from the MUni point of view. You can look up the
regular version on the Web. When we did it at UNICON IX, it worked just like
the real thing. We had maps handed to us about 10 minutes before starting,
and checkpoints we had to find and stamp our cards at. You had to find them
all, then get back to the starting area before you were finished. This was
done in a park that was set up for orienteering, with mostly flat, wide
trails. But there were also fences, the Autobahn going through (with bridges
over it), and confusion over where certain things were.
I don’t think a lot of detail is yet known about the Orienteering event for
UNICON 11, including where it will be held. It may or may not be similar to
> Also, I saw that observed trials is listed as a competitive category.
> Are we going to have an actual trials competetion this time,
Yes, the plan is to do a competition, based on the most recent set of Trials
> I sort of enjoyed what we did at NUC, but I’d compete if
> there is a competition with the new system.
Without competition, I think peoples’ skills improve a lot slower. If people
see concrete goals of what they want to do, they will focus harder and we’ll
see even more amazing riding.
Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
“How many America West maintenance personnel does it take to change a
bathroom light bulb in a 737?” Based on what I saw on the way home from
Phoenix recently, three!