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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Book of Solemnity
« Last post by JBrochu on May 20, 2015, 08:26:51 AM »
Well that settles it. It's about honor. It's about integrity. For the sake of all that is pure and fair, this smudge that soils the cloak of our lady Cathedral must be expunged with due haste. Meet me at the witching hour with your torches and crowbars where the two paths split in the shadow of the Lady.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Book of Solemnity
« Last post by frik on May 20, 2015, 08:11:43 AM »
They weren't there in 76.... or maybe 75
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Dean Potter crosses the void.
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on May 20, 2015, 06:11:44 AM »
If my friend Jack had done his raceing on a track instead of the street he could have lived a full life and still had a bucket full of thrills.
Had Dean flown high and free instead of low and close..........
 :'(
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Dean Potter crosses the void.
« Last post by Nick Grant on May 19, 2015, 10:23:43 PM »
Tradman, A-men to that.  Well said.
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Conditions / Re: Bug Con- 1???
« Last post by xcrag_corex on May 19, 2015, 08:39:37 PM »
P-way is my home crag. I was there yesterday late afternoon. Put on some natural bug spray stuff my partner had and they pretty much left us alone.... I am also use to suffering there though haha
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Dean Potter crosses the void.
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on May 19, 2015, 08:28:01 PM »
I totally get that flying is amazeing. I also completly feel that proximity flying is incredibly stupid. the idea should be  to steer away from the cliffs that will kill you, not to see how close you can come to them. Absoluetly, completly  and incredibly stupid. I street raced motorcycles when I was young and stupid.  That was incredibly stupid as well . It's damn hard to get dumber than stuffing a crotch rocket into a turn at over a 100mph with guard rails, ledges, bridges, houses and trees etc. on one side and a log truck or semi etc in the other lane, yet I did that pretty much every  rideable  spring, summer and fall day from the age of 16yrs to  24 days after my 20th birthday.  I crashed a bunch of times and somehow lived. came off at 110mph and was able to walk away and hitch hike to the hospital. Saved by full face helmet and Bates raceing leathers as well as a huge dose of luck. 6-24-84 I saw my best friend in two pieces on fire.  parked the bike in the driveway and let it sit there rain or shine for about 5 months and then sold it  dirt cheap..... A crotch rocket has amazeing brakes and manuverability.  They go fast as hell but turn and stop on a dime often giveing you 10 cents change.  Wing suits have no brakes and very limited manuverability. flying close to solid objects with them is at least 100 times dumber than street raceing which is about as dumb as you can get......

I hate that saying," he died doing what he loved". I only buy that line if your old and your health is failing.  When a young person goes early they fucked up doing something they loved. No glory in that.. play the cards right and get lucky with your health and you can be like Fritz, soloing in your eightys still doing what you love..........
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Conditions / Re: Bug Con- 1???
« Last post by grubbers on May 19, 2015, 08:24:04 PM »
I only go to Pawtuckaway when the trees don't have any leaves, too buggy otherwise.
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Conditions / Re: Bug Con- 1???
« Last post by Admin Al on May 19, 2015, 06:35:29 PM »
Pawtuckaway is always bad for both...
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Dean Potter crosses the void.
« Last post by markvnh on May 19, 2015, 05:23:25 PM »
Thanks for the outsideonline link Al. Great stuff.

I have a climbing friend that use to BASE jump but gave it up (hadn't gotten all four disciplines though - know he's jumped allot off of Perrin Bridge). He still skydives and my sense is there's nothing more he'd rather do than "fly through the air."

I agree with John's assessment.
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