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SA

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John Long decks at gym
« on: December 01, 2012, 05:27:04 PM »

I know this is a "Western Thing" but those gyms can be hazardous!

I had a "senior moment", just a few years ago, and fractured my tibia in the gym.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1998854/John-Long-decks-at-gym

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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 05:37:52 PM »

I saw this as welll----Ho Man !!! 
LA already has an earthquake problem   :)

Largo is a real good guy-- get well BigMan
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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 06:30:08 PM »

it can happen to anybody, anywhere, any time...
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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 07:55:04 PM »

I never had the pleasure of meeting the man in person but have enjoyed his writing enormously.  I wish him a speedy recovery.
John, TC really hurt himself in a fall at the BRG 2 or 3 years ago.  I was as shocked as anyone can be to learn that.  It took him a while to get healthy from that episode.

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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 09:41:52 PM »

Ya'll must check out Supertopo for some crazy posts about largo
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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 12:17:51 PM »

“FALL ON PLASTIC, DRIVEN INDOORS BY WEATHER, NO HARD HAT” - post on Supertopo...

LOL

Hoping he recovers quick & full... I learned everything I knew about climbing my first 4 years from his books, but I loved his short stories the best. Two books I wore out when I was a teenager:

Rock Jocks Wall Rats and Hang Dogs and Close Calls...

Close calls has some really great funny stories in it...

http://www.amazon.com/Close-Falcon-Guides-Mountain-Climbing/dp/B007K4TXGQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354468609&sr=1-1&keywords=close+calls+by+john+long
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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 06:20:18 PM »

A friend of mine used "The last Blahemy" for years is his high school classes....great story
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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 04:46:09 PM »

was just checking the climbing web sites and was just on ST and saw this.  it is amazing how the little things take us down.  I broke my ankle walking off the rock at the base of recluse.
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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 06:46:43 PM »

Recluse is notorious ankle problem...and pretty hard for 5.10
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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 03:18:26 PM »

Recluse is notorious ankle problem...and pretty hard for 5.10 5.11 

Fixed that for ya.  ;D
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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 03:20:17 PM »

Ugh that sucks. Big fan of Largo, like most. Hope he heals up fully!
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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 03:34:45 PM »

Recluse is notorious ankle problem...and pretty hard for 5.10 5.11 

Fixed that for ya.  ;D

Thanks, Doc !!
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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 07:27:19 PM »

Recluse is notorious ankle problem...and pretty hard for 5.10 5.11 

Fixed that for ya.  ;D

Thanks, Doc !!
And John is willing to divulge the secret Beta for solving the opening move puzzle for a six-pack of fine Imperial Stout?
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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 09:24:55 PM »

I'd even go 4 pack !
My first " 5.11" beta by Coach Niland, around 1980
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Re: John Long decks at gym
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2012, 09:13:35 AM »

Supertopo is reporting that he fell due to an unfinished knot.   Stupid mistake that nobody should make but any of us could if distracted.
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