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Title: Who do you know ?
Post by: strandman on March 12, 2014, 05:35:09 pm
On this site or others..who do you know ? Or want to know ? :o
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: darwined on March 12, 2014, 07:17:16 pm
I know a couple folks from this site.  All of them are good people and fun partners. 

I wouldn't mind meeting you Strand.  I'd also like to meet Shepards Pie and MSprague.
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: M_Sprague on March 12, 2014, 07:22:25 pm
There is a woman on MP, goes by the name of fossana. I think she is from out your way, Strand. There is something about her. She does these crazy alpine solos that would scare the shit out of me, seems smart and articulate, takes great photos, seems cool and a little fierce, which I find attractive. I think I have a mild internet crush on her. It would be interesting meeting her. Other than that..hmm, Meghan Fox? We could talk about religion.  ???

As far as people here, do I have to admit that? lol
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: M_Sprague on March 12, 2014, 07:30:23 pm
I'm really scary in person, Darwined ;D  I think it may be my eyeball that regularly poops out. You'll have to get out to Green's this year, though I may be spending more time at Rumney  too to try to get my climbing strength back up. Just getting my AARP invitation in the mail last week has gotten me feeling decrepit and it is pissing me off.
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: ELM on March 12, 2014, 08:17:28 pm
    Really depends on what you mean by "know" right? If it's who I could pick out of a line-up then it's: Al, Dman, David_G48, Tradman,Smear, MAmedic and Oldschool. Now it sounds sappy but I care about all of them more than some random guy on the street. But I only would ever say I really "know" one of them.
    Who would I like to meet. Yeah Strand is at the top of the list. But I'de also like to just have another beer with Smear and Oldschool and listen too.
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: sneoh on March 12, 2014, 09:39:51 pm
Welcome to "official" middle-age, Mark.  You get used to it.  What else is there to do ? :)
Now this sounds totally nutty but I like to meet Champ, but only under the "right" circumstances. :)
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: Admin Al on March 12, 2014, 09:55:22 pm
Now this sounds totally nutty but I like to meet Champ, but only under the "right" circumstances. :)

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Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: M_Sprague on March 12, 2014, 10:17:34 pm
Thanks, Soon. I think I may have actually met Champ briefly while I was climbing at Cathedral with Olga a few years ago, but I am not sure. I don't think I have actually met John in person unless it was very early in my climbing while Whitey was dragging me around, though we email and have the same new routing bug, so I feel like I have. I actually have know quite a few here at least a little bit from bumping into them repeatedly over the years at the crags, some more than others. Climbing definitely makes a connection for me, even if I haven't actually tied into the same rope. Even people I think are assholes sometimes, once I look past that, there is a brotherhood (or sisterhood)
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: xcrag_corex on March 12, 2014, 10:26:06 pm
I know Darwined and climber57r. I have met, on several occasions, SA. Champ once and I think I met Chinos once at Longstack. I'd defiantly like to meet Strand And M_sprague. Both inspiring climbers. Pete Jackson seems like an intriguing fellow as well. Though I don't know a lot of you in person it's a highlight of my day to read the forums and occasionally chime in. You are all a valuable resource. Thank you all for keeping the stoke high!!!
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: strandman on March 13, 2014, 09:36:05 am
i think I actually have met only a couple of people from here..of course old Eric...maybe next time I'm in NE

Hey mark..Fossana has some med knowledge as well
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: darwined on March 13, 2014, 09:59:19 am
I may or may not have done some internet creepin' on fossana ;D
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: tradmanclimbz on March 13, 2014, 10:21:39 am
Most everyone i have met has been pretty cool.
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: danf on March 13, 2014, 11:06:42 am
Can't say as I "know" anyone on here that well.  But before I started climbing I got to know SA a bit when we did some work for him.  Bumped into him a couple times out on the rock since.  Al showed my wife and I the way up Upper Refuse last summer, had a good time.  Met DMan once when we did a trade, and I know I saw Soon at Rumney last spring but didn't get a chance to talk.  I'd like to hear some of the stories from Strand and Sprague, and I think Ward and I share a fair number of the same views so I wouldn't mind having a beer or 2 with him. :)

So, with this thread, shall we resurrect the "Beer night" thread?
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: JoeC on March 13, 2014, 02:38:27 pm
I dont believe I have actually met anyone on here actually. Actually I have climbed with Wally a few times.  Im in conway a fair amount, looking to actually move up there at some point soon.  Would like to meet and climb with more people on here!
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: sneoh on March 13, 2014, 08:09:37 pm
John, sorry I did not make it to Red Bones when you were in town 2(?) years ago.  If you like, give me a heads-up when you come East next time. 
@Fossana, I looked her up on MP.  She looks a little mean, pretty sure she can kick a lot of asses.  Sounds like Mark's type. :)
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: strandman on March 13, 2014, 09:18:16 pm
maybe,,but how is she with a wire brush ?
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: OldEric on March 13, 2014, 09:21:11 pm
Too many
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: M_Sprague on March 13, 2014, 10:16:09 pm
John, sorry I did not make it to Red Bones when you were in town 2(?) years ago.  If you like, give me a heads-up when you come East next time. 
@Fossana, I looked her up on MP.  She looks a little mean, pretty sure she can kick a lot of asses.  Sounds like Mark's type. :)
How can you call this mean?
(http://www.mountainproject.com/images/15/60/106731560_medium_9550d3.jpg)
She doesn't look mean, Soon.  ;) I am not saying I am lusting after her. She just seems like she would be intriguing to meet. Yes I do like strong women, fierce in the sense of brave personalities, but not mean.

maybe,,but how is she with a wire brush ?
I see she does say she likes death marches. Judging from the choss she solos I suspect she is into 'natural' and not a fan of brushing though.
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: perswig on March 14, 2014, 07:05:41 am
^^
From that pic, I'd say she likely knows how to handle a wire brush.
However, y'all might not like what she does to you with it.

YMMV!
Dale 
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: Pete Jackson on March 14, 2014, 10:23:30 am
On this site or others..who do you know ? Or want to know ? :o

I know Bradley White pretty well. Helped him move this summer. Such an encyclopedia of old climbing knowledge, that guy. He took me on a tour of the obscure once, and it was quite an adventure. I've met and am fortunate to know many of the RCA folks like MSprague, Sneoh, rose, ethatch, Ed E, Den, and a few more. I've shared a rope with jbeta, jayconway, and xxleeweexx. Beyond that, I said 'Hi' to Al once at the geriatric walls a few years back. Also, like most of you, I bought a jacket or two from Chuck. Does that count? :)

I'd be psyched to run in to or meet any of the regulars from this site. I haven't met too many climbers I don't like.
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: strandman on March 14, 2014, 11:18:27 am
I'm suprised sometimes by how few people i have actually climbed with..for 25 years, i did maybe 95% of my climbing with a handful of people  and 2 of them are no longer with us...maybe it was all the time scrubbing and wandering around in the woods ? :P
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: steve weitzler on March 14, 2014, 02:22:26 pm
I know Strand :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: eyebolter on March 14, 2014, 05:12:50 pm
Can't say as I "know" anyone on here that well.  But before I started climbing I got to know SA a bit when we did some work for him.  Bumped into him a couple times out on the rock since.  Al showed my wife and I the way up Upper Refuse last summer, had a good time.  Met DMan once when we did a trade, and I know I saw Soon at Rumney last spring but didn't get a chance to talk.  I'd like to hear some of the stories from Strand and Sprague, and I think Ward and I share a fair number of the same views so I wouldn't mind having a beer or 2 with him. :)

So, with this thread, shall we resurrect the "Beer night" thread?

You can have a beer with me but I'll be drinking wine unless there is no other option, lol.

I'd met Jim Ewing in Clifton Maine but then met him by crazy chance at Arapiles in Australia in the 80's (do you still have that photo of me placing a friend while onsighting Taste of Honey?).  Strandman was my inspiration to climb 5.12 in the 80's seeing him and his less than 3% bodyfat physique bouldering at Lincoln Woods .  Old Eric kicked my ass and won the first comp I ever entered at the original Boston Rock gym (imagine a 5.12 slab for the finals in any modern comp!).  Sun we called the plastic prince for the disparity between his gym and rock performances.  Never mind Mark Sprague asking me "Do you think the rain will hold off?" as Smitty and I laughed our asses of at Owl's (we had watched the radar) just as a two day monsoon moved in (He and his girlfriend were literally flooded out of their tent).

There are plenty more....mostly good times all around.
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: sneoh on March 14, 2014, 08:29:43 pm
Just poking fun at you, Mark.
I think a road trip is in order for you. 
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: strandman on March 15, 2014, 11:01:20 am
i feel like the Godfather " i will make all the proper introductions"
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: sneoh on March 15, 2014, 08:00:28 pm
I'm suprised sometimes by how few people i have actually climbed with..for 25 years, i did maybe 95% of my climbing with a handful of people 
I certainly climbed with a lot more different people my first 10 to 12 years.  While I know quite a few climbers, my climbing circle has become considerably smaller the last 6 to 8 years.  Hopefully it is not a sign of old age, John!!   I need to break out of that.
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: Joe_Re on March 15, 2014, 09:53:35 pm
Don't really know anyone but I'd like to meet anyone who is willing to bring the beer.
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: Jeff on March 16, 2014, 08:12:26 am
Think you're dreaming, Joe--this is a climbers' forum; most of us old dirt bums barely bring enough for ourselves ;D 8)
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: strandman on March 16, 2014, 11:36:07 am
Beer= friendship..fact    Tc and i met outside a packy,, that was that.

i remember bringing a FULL cooler while working on Clean  Sweep..drank all of it....talk about horrified tourists  >:(
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: xcrag_corex on March 17, 2014, 06:24:18 pm
I'd like to add to my list of people I'd like to know... I'm gonna add Perswig. The dude hands out free gear like candy on Halloween. Not that I want the gear but a dude with Karma points like that has to be a pleasure to climb with.
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: danf on March 17, 2014, 06:57:40 pm
I'd like to add to my list of people I'd like to know... I'm gonna add Perswig. The dude hands out free gear like candy on Halloween. Not that I want the gear but a dude with Karma points like that has to be a pleasure to climb with.
I would definitely agree with that!!
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: strandman on March 18, 2014, 11:18:18 am
Dale gives away gear as  form of bribery..he does live in maine afterall.... ;D
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: JJ Jameson on March 18, 2014, 06:54:34 pm
Climbed and drank w/strandman a bunch (who knows how many pitchers at Darcy's...?), loved following his 1st's sometimes with dust still on them :o
Know: Jeff L, Steve W, met David L.  some others here I'm sure, but don't know everyone's actual name... My name is pretty clear, who else do I know? I put it back to you!
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: kenreville on March 18, 2014, 08:24:41 pm
Hey JJ.  :)
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: JJ Jameson on March 18, 2014, 09:06:06 pm
Ha!!! My bad!! I've known Ken longer than anyone else here!! Oops! :'(
What, 34 years?
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: smartpig on March 18, 2014, 09:20:12 pm
Ha!!! My bad!! I've known Ken longer than anyone else here!! Oops! :'(
What, 34 years?

JJ, I may have you beat on this one. lol. Ken?
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: strandman on March 18, 2014, 09:20:47 pm
Hah ! everyone I know is older than me   >:( except for the young chippies at the pub. :)  twenty three fuckin' years old ! Damn
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: JJ Jameson on March 18, 2014, 09:32:43 pm
Ha! Hey Jamie, I meant that I've known... From this site. I think ken and I met in '80?
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: strandman on March 18, 2014, 09:37:31 pm
I met Whitey around '78 or '79  ..does that count ?
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: kenreville on March 19, 2014, 07:36:50 am
Sorry JC- I met JJ back in the college days (he was the outing club prez).
Regardless, I'm glad to know both of you.
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: ralbert20 on March 19, 2014, 12:07:30 pm
Let's see... Know very well DaveR and Soon, helped Al with a rescue on WH about 6 years ago, climbed with Jacques once, then strung a rope for him a few years after that experience... Would love to meet you Strand, or any of the 'old timers' really...  Have met Sprague a few times, though he probably does not remember me, even though I argued pretty heavily with his GF once... and I think I know eyebolter, but I am not sure. We probably would all recognize each other on some level, since we all probably see each other at the crags, and just keep to our own groups usually. In reality, the 'every weekend' community is not that huge - which is who I assume is on here most...

(sorry for all of the ellipses...)
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: sneoh on March 19, 2014, 05:37:50 pm
I climbed some with Whitey this past weekend.  Still floats up climbs.
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: JJ Jameson on March 19, 2014, 07:23:58 pm
Uh oh.
If I climbed, and drank, with Strandman, and have known at least one other poster for 35 years, does that make me an old timer?
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: strandman on March 19, 2014, 08:53:46 pm
Your so old......you climbed 5.12 slab
Title: Re: Who do you know ?
Post by: M_Sprague on March 19, 2014, 11:36:37 pm
Rob, of course I remember you, though I wasn't connecting that username to you for some reason. I also remember that time at Dave's party. That was hilarious (in a cringing way).  ::)