NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Another Kind of Orienteering…


Practicing with the Adventure Racers…


30 June 2018: Had a great opportunity to get out in the woods with the New York Adventure Racing Association folks today. The group kindly let us walk their orienteering course to practice map and compass skills during their all day event at Fahnestock Rogaine state park in upstate New York. A 95-degree day and a challenging course with most of the CPs “off-trail” made for an exhaustive workout, but it was an excellent exercise to hone endurance as well as navigation skills…



A Summer’s Eve on LI…


Almost full moon…


26 June 2018: Relaxing into the evening outside despite the summer heat and humidity typical of Long Island. It is almost a full moon, and a great time for grilling and appreciating the gentle calm…



Back Home to NY…


Return from Paris…


24 June 2018: Long day and a little tough to leave Paris, but enjoyed a last walk around the neighborhood before heading to the airport for the full flight back to New York. Arrival on-time, late in the evening for the last leg, an hour-plus drive from JFK to home. Made it just before midnight…


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THIS MONTH:

Joining the folks from the New York Adventure Racing Association for a day of intensive navigation and strategy challenges at Fahnestock Rogaine state park in Cold Spring, NY. Participants will travel on foot through the vast acreage of Clarence Fahnestock State Park searching for checkpoints scattered in the woods over a wide area. With over 30 CPs of varying point values, participants have a time limit to collect as many points as possible, requiring strategic choices to determine which checkpoints to chase while making it back before the time cut-off…


COMING UP SOON:

Heading to DC Dirt Camp for a chance to learn how to ride the trails on two-wheels in July. DC Dirt Camp is a Dirt Bike School sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation offering training at two locations outside Washington, DC, to prepare riders to hit the trails on small displacement, off-road bikes, as well as larger street-legal, dual sport and adventure bikes…


Participating in the Ladies Offroad Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, 2-5 August 2018. The Ladies Offroad Convention is an action-packed, interactive 4-day weekend educating, motivating, and guiding for ladies involved in all aspects of the offroad world. Presented by Charlene Bower and the Ladies Offroad Network, the event creates a space to learn more about offroad activities and share experiences with like-minded women from around the country…


Trail Guiding at the 10th annual Topless for Tatas Charity Wheeling event at Rausch Creek off-road park 11-13 August. TFT brings together off-roaders from all over to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The annual event raises over $30,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation each year …



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wind: 8mph NNE
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MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD:
1-24 June – Paris
7-10 June – Bantam Jeep Festival
1-6 June – Roadtrip to Bantam JeepFest
May – Wheelers Overland
16-30 April – New York
4-15 April – Sudan
29 March – 3 April – Egypt
22-28 March – Paris
16-21 March – Paris
1-15 March – New York
February – Coal Country
January – Vegas to Glamis Roadtrip
December – East Coast Roadtrip
16-30 November – Paris
1-15 November – Florida
October – Rausch Creek
18-30 September – Kyrgyzstan
1-17 September – Rebelle U
15-31 August – Arizona
8-14 August – TFT9
1-7 August – Serbia
July – NY and Serbia
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REFLECTIONS

EGYPT: CAIRO REFLECTIONS

A quick overview of impressions from a stop in Cairo during our recent scouting mission in Egypt and Sudan … [read]


SPECIAL REPORT

ALGERIA SCOUTING

A look into south-eastern Algeria on the border with Libya and Niger: overlanding with the Tuareg in one of the most remote corners of the Sahara … [read]


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