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For the editor:
In response to your reference to ski orienteering being idiosyncratic, I’ll copy you on a definition from the thesaurus:
“Deviating from custom:
“weird, grumpy, curious, eccentric, erratic, bizarre, odd, extravagant, peculiar, quaint, queer, eccentric, singular, strange, unnatural, unusual, bizarre.”
Peter (Crowley, Editor) – please come to Dewey (mountain recreation area at Saranac Lake) after lunch tomorrow, Saturday (February 1) to watch the Ski Orienteering or maybe even bring your skis and try it – for free. Or come to the VIC (the Visitor Interpretive Center at Paul Smith’s College) late Sunday morning to see us all the idiosyncratic types. I’m sure you’ll change your mind about using this adjective. After all, although orienteering is a small sport in the United States, it is extremely popular in Europe and many Asian countries as well.
It takes awesome focus to be able to ski, run, or ride a bike from control to control while people are going in all directions around you. Definitely the sport of the thinking person.