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[Sep. 11th, 2003|06:01 pm]
Roy Janik
Hey kids. I'm going to hike the whole greenbelt on Saturday. That's a good 15 miles, and an estimated 8 hours or so. If you want to go along, show up at Dinosaur Moonbase One at 8:00 AM.
You may want to bring the following supplies:

* power bars/snacks
* 12 bottles of water.
* good shoes
* bicycle shorts
* a high tolerance for pain

If you're reading this, you're invited. seriously. If you don't know how to get to my place, drop me a line and I'll let you know.
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[User Picture]From: cailin23
2003-09-11 09:08 pm (UTC)
god dammmit. someday, roy. someday.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2003-09-11 11:21 pm (UTC)
Like Saturday maybe?
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[User Picture]From: cailin23
2003-09-12 08:55 am (UTC)
someday when i don't have a fractured rib and a show that evening.
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From: austinjones
2003-09-11 09:08 pm (UTC)
My first experience on the greenbelt was biking it with a friend. He told me that it was only 7-8 miles, but he forgot to mention "each way" (zilker to hill of life). Neither of us had water, and it was a 90+ degree day. I have never been so close to passing out from dehydration. It would have been a lot more fun with the H20.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2003-09-11 11:21 pm (UTC)
I had much the same experience. My friend Wes and I knew it was 7 or 8 miles, but we figured that when we got to the end, we could find a phone. We didn't know the following facts:

1) It winds up in a neighborhood, so you have no choice but to go back
2) there are no water fountains on the journey (we each brought one bottle of water)
3) The last mile is steep, in the sun, and rocky.

It was pure death, and a year later the trip was only marginally more tolerable. Now, however, I'm in better shape and I'm more prepared.
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2003-09-12 10:54 am (UTC)
It is that last/first mile stretch that is the pain in the ass. The rest is general endurance, but that section...my god, it's torture!

What about the rain?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2003-09-12 11:11 am (UTC)
According to weather forecasts, there's only a 20% chance of rain, it'll be mostly cloudy, and the high will be 87. Ideal hiking weather. You in?
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2003-09-12 01:16 pm (UTC)
I'm considering it...
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From: u34km3
2003-09-12 01:06 pm (UTC)
hey thanks for inviting me along the other night. i had a lot of fun, hope to be able to join again. :) oh and i really liked your story- pretty damn impressive for such a short time.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2003-09-15 01:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks. What I really need help on is plotting and planning. I always just jump in without any idea where I'm headed. Anyhow, I hope you'll come to future meetings. I've always enjoyed your writing (in your journal) and you've got to complete the story you started so that we're not permanently left in the dark!
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-09-12 01:24 pm (UTC)

shiver me timbers

thought you might appreciate this, if'n you haven't already been warned: September 19th is "talk like a pirate day"

http://www.talklikeapirate.com

christine
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[User Picture]From: buzzedrodent
2003-09-12 08:26 pm (UTC)
okay, so i really have no idea who you are, but i was searching on google and came across this. haha... so yea, i love the picture of you.
chow for now :)
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2003-09-15 01:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks you kindly, random stranger.
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