guest blogger hysteria
my friend mike (of the great and hilarious ogblay) proposed a blog swap, and i fell for it.
what follows is his contribution, (mine's on his site natch), and any and all complaints should be sent his way.
this weekend x. and i climbed mt. everest, then y. and i ran to the
moon, and then since there were a few more minutes left before monday
morning, z. and i biked in circles. that's 1,260,365,035 of vertical
feet in one weekend.
the mt everest climb was pretty fierce. it's a 27-pitch, 92-star,
infinity.9, so i let x. lead the climb. i've lead infinity.8s before,
but never a .9. as you'd expect, the route was a typical knobby juggy
burly dihedral dodecahedron. i flailed on the rope for a bit, and we
ran out of oxygen near the top, but the view was beautiful. the 200
mph winds buried the ice shards into my skin in amazing patterns.
i was pretty amped from the climb, so y. and i got started right away
on our run to the moon. nasa was conducting a space elevator contest
this weekend, so it was the perfect time to maximize my vertical feet.
we ran out of oxygen near the top of the nanotubes, and the cold
vacuum of space was pretty dehydrating, but the view was incredible.
of course it wouldn't be a good weekend without a bike ride, and i was
anxious to try out the latest bike i'd built. it's made out of mud,
which is hilarious if you're familiar with japanese-based dirt bikes.
here's a picture of my latest baby:
my apartment is getting pretty crowded with bikes, but i think there's
still a little room on the right:
z. and i had a great ride. the views riding around in circles were awesome.
it was time for beer afterwards. a. told b. and b. told c., i'll meet
you at the top of the coconut tree. we had beers there. it was another
20 vertical feet.