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Discussion in 'Tavern Talk' started by Arkengard, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. Arkengard

    Arkengard Aspiring Commoner

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    This last week I experienced the true meaning of "Be careful of what you say" for I made a bet that I could walk from the Western Texas Border to Dallas.

    Little did I know they would take me up to this... So one night as my parents were flying to France for the week, I went to sleep and woke up outside a town called Dell City. I was dazed and confused and I thought it was a dream... I reached into my pocket and found twenty dollars and a note saying "We're holding you to your word, have a nice trip!" from my friends who left me there... So I walked into town to the gas station and had a talk with a mexican who hardly spoke english... At this store I bought a gallon of water, a match box, and a 5 pound bag of potatos... I left the town around 7:00 AM and made East... I passed over mountainous dunes and sandy fields... I fell asleep on the top of a dune and got eaten by mosquitos all night.

    The next morning I walked to Orla (A small trucking community) and continued on to the small city Kermit. I slept on the side of the road after refilling my water pack. I passed several counties and towns over the course of three days. On the night of the fourth day I found a farm house and spent the night fixing their computer from which I messaged Lizzy who turned out to be no help at all. The owners (Mr. and Mrs. Olliver) Gave me food and a bed and bug spray. I said goodbye early the next morning after a nice shower and traversed many fields and neighborhoods until I hit Cleburne on my sixth day.

    My legs tired and my mind exhausted... I cooked my potato dinner and fell asleep... I ran hard and far this morning and met up with my now girlfriend and walked the rest of the way home to Southern Dallas.
    Craziest adventure of my life... Craziest adventure of my life... Share yours...
     
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  2. DSESGH

    DSESGH Dirt Conaisseur

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    I would suggest finding some new friends...
     
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  3. Will_em

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    @Arkengard so many bear grylls quotes are popping up in my head. Pretty hard to trump such a story.
     
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    wikey1236 Yellow flower puncher

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    >Finds a house which will allow him to use their computer
    >Doesn't use it to message someone he trusts in the same country as him
    >Messages someone from a Minecraft community
    >I literally can't even
     
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  5. Fornad

    Fornad Yellow flower puncher
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    In European terms:

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    Your friends really made you walk 500 miles?

    edit: 83 miles a day in the Texan summer? Really?
     
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  7. Arkengard

    Arkengard Aspiring Commoner

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    Lol funny story: I forgot my facebook password :L I did call my mom on a public tele in Cleburne though. And I go on many backpacking and cross country trips Fornad. I ran five miles and walked 1 over and over again
     
  8. Fornad

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_to_Melbourne_Ultramarathon

    The best ultra-marathoners in the world hold similar times for similar distances, and they usually have aid stations every 15 miles or so.

    I'm not saying I don't believe you, just that you should consider taking part in these races as the winners can receive pretty hefty cash prizes.

    It's also pretty crazy how your friends managed to transport you 500 miles whilst you were asleep.
     
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  9. JordD04

    JordD04 One of Us
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    This would be a walking pace of 3.46 (to 2d.p.) mph. This is assuming arkengard walked constantly. If he had 8 hours sleep every day, he would have to walk 5.19 (to 2d.p.) mph. Average walking speed is about 3.1mph.
     
  10. Will_em

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    Forgot my facebook pass, better drink my own piss.
     
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  11. Fornad

    Fornad Yellow flower puncher
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    16 hours of running/walking with no stops in around 30-35C temperatures (86-95F), every day for six days, whilst carrying food and water, and being completely unprepared and unsupported, is still an incredible physical feat.
     
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    I'm not saying its not incredible, I'm just saying I'm a bit skeptical looking at the stats. The movement speed is very high.
     
  13. Fornad

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    Oh, I thought that you were arguing that it is at least do-able (which it is, technically), not casting doubt. I think we're in agreement here.

    edit: I meant incredible in its actual sense. :p
     
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  14. ImaginaryMdA

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    Cool story bro.
     
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    Man, they really changed Arthur's voice so much since I use to watch that show.
     
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  17. scott567

    scott567 Aspiring Commoner

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    fairs doos for walking that far sometimes i can't even be arsed walking to the shops down the end of my road
     
  18. Condor_HW

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    Just a tip, next time, just take a bus or a train back home. Or atleast half way or something...