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Ridley Creek
  • Topic created by camperpat on Sat Apr 3, 2021 at 4:41 pm
    Pat Burton (camperpat)
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    First O: 1999
    Another great day of orienteering !   Thank u to everyone who made this event possible. Pat and Bob
  • Reply by dsamans on Sat Apr 3, 2021 at 5:19 pm
    Deborah Samans (dsamans)
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    Thank you to who ever found my phone.  
  • Reply by kathyu on Sat Apr 3, 2021 at 6:48 pm
    Kathy Urban (kathyu)
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    I really enjoyed today's event.  The brown course was interesting to navigate and I loved the route choices.  Thank you to all the workers who put in the time and effort to make it seem easy, but I know it was anything but!
  • Reply by Tom-O on Sat Apr 3, 2021 at 7:24 pm
    Tom Overbaugh (Tom-O)
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    First O: 1979
    Yes thanks to all involved and particularly to Wyatt for routing the Green course through the spectacular white woods that we rarely get a chance to visit.  This was the least bloodshed I have ever experienced at Ridley!
  • Reply by twalsh on Sun Apr 4, 2021 at 1:28 pm
    Tim Walsh (twalsh)
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    I too want to thank all those who volunteered to help at Ridley.  I am just sorry I could not go out on a course especially since the weather cooperated so well.  In particular Wyatt did an outstanding job as course setter with Bob Agosta, Mary and Lena making critical contributions.  They certainly made my job as event director so much more enjoyable.
  • Reply by EricW on Sun Apr 4, 2021 at 11:06 pm
    Eric Weyman (EricW)
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    Looking at the the Ridley courses on RouteGadget, I can understand the positive comments.
    The courses strike me as somewhat unorthodox, but with many good to excellent characteristics.
    I think there are many lessons here which would be educational to other, and future, course setters.

    I'd like to invite the course setter(s) (Wyatt?) to publicly discuss the contraints as well as the thoughts behind the final designs.

    To start with, I am curious about the crossed out trails and the use of some of the great "white" terrain east of Barren Rd, but not all of it (I think I know the answer), and the story behind the deleted splits in the results, if it is educational. (Might have guessed this answer too)
  • Reply by j-man on Mon Apr 5, 2021 at 11:54 am
    Clem McGrath (j-man)
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    First O: 1985
    I'd echo Eric's and others' comments. Ridley was my home park for many years and it is nice (but not easy) to showcase the good parts. These courses are a great case study and look like they handled a lot of constraints with flair. Thanks Wyatt!
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