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Nov 3, 2012
When I was a bum at Frey
Comversations with sports nuts:

"So what do you do?"
"Sprint triathlons"
"Oh my you're so hard core. I want you"

"What do you do?"
"Mountaineering"
"Oh that's cute." Meh. Public perceptions...
Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
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Nov 3, 2012
El Chorro
Medic741 wrote:
Comversations with sports nuts: "So what do you do?" "Sprint triathlons" "Oh my you're so hard core. I want you" "What do you do?" "Mountaineering" "Oh that's cute." Meh. Public perceptions...


Conversations with climbers:

"What do you do?"
"I'm a doctor."
"Meh."

"What do you do?"
"I live in a van and steel food."
"You're so cool. I want to be you."

Stupid climbers.
Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
Joined May 10, 2009
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Nov 3, 2012
Rrrrr
ever hang out with a bunch of docs?
holy cow, they all want "the van by the river"
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
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Nov 3, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Ryan Williams wrote:
Hill walking is basically what most people in the US would call hiking. Sometimes it is strenuous, but most of the time it is just a walk in the woods (or on a "mountain"). Scrambling involves using your hands and depending on the difficulty of the "scramble" it may involve some 4th and easy 5th class moves. There are different grades of scrambles and some are serious. I think it's more popular in the UK because the terrain lends itself very well to this type of thing. It's actually a lot of fun if it's raining too much to climb and you don't have enough money to drink ale all day. Then we have this thing called "fell running" where people who are tired of doing triathlons and whatnot decide to go and run up and down muddy hills in the mountains in the worst weather they can tolerate. That is not so much fun.


And let's not forget that great event where they race a huge wheel of cheese down a steep hill. That's an olympic quality event! Yeaah.
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