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Snake Diggity

Dude, that last part about Robo losing it was f'n classic. ROFLMMFAO!

allbilly

you know marathons take zero equipment.

Ojo Rojo

Not true. Running shoes, running shorts, running shirt, cap, sunglasses, gu, body glide, nipple covers, gloves if it's cold, plus all types of training clothing for different times of the year. Not nearly as much (or as expensive) as the equipment requirements of the Safari, but it's apples and oranges anyway.

allbilly

even if one didn't own a single piece of running stuff, you're talking hundreds, not thousands.

i'm glad you've found a sport that is this intriguing to you. obviously all of us are turned on by different aspects of sport.

i was thinking how unfortunate it is that say, buffalo bayou, is SO nasty that you wouldn't want to paddle in it. And then i thought about the dog poo issues Town Lake has, and then I was just sad about water pollution in general. If you come down with some wicked intestinal issue, or a rare disease of some sort and are harmed, llogg will have a great place to start investigating.

paddle on!

deserboy

i appreciated your honesty with the portion of the story describing your rage. i saw a lot of myself in that. and pretty much without fail, i am ashamed of losing my cool, but sometimes it's damn tough to keep it.

Ojo Rojo

I don't know yet whether I'm going to be a devotee to this sport. Right now I just want to finish the Water Safari. We'll have to do a couple of other prelim races next spring, and we might do the Safari a second year. Beyond that I don't know.

Buffalo Bayou is one of the recommended places to paddle in the Houston area by the locals. I think it's got a bad reputation. It's been cleaned up in the last few years so I don't think it's as bad as it has been. I haven't been on it yet, but when I do I'll give you a report. I think the upper reaches are probably nicer that downtown. The first place I'm going to practice is called Oyster Creek. It's off 59S. I've seen an aerial photo and read some descriptions, but that's about it.

allbilly

i am a regular at the portion of the bayou that stretches from shepherd to the UH downtown. Not only do I run and ride around it, my boys and I have even looked for alligator eggs and thrown water in it. On it's very best day its mud brown with minor trash. Anytime within a week after rain it is insanely trashed. If you don't get a disease, you're doing quite well i'd guess.

kb

This sentence had me laughing pretty hard...
"To me, the Raptor felt like the fucking Titanic compared to the Rainmaker."

But then I read the post-script and f'in lost it.

Keep it up, my man!

llogg

"How the fuck are we supposed to see these invisible fucking lines!!??" AWESOME!

I'm sure we all know I've had my problems controlling the beast within, so I feel ya there. Apologize to the GF and keep on trucking.

P.S. "Nipple covers"? WTF?

llogg

"How the fuck are we supposed to see these invisible fucking lines!!??" AWESOME!

I'm sure we all know I've had my problems controlling the beast within, so I feel ya there. Apologize to the GF and keep on trucking.

P.S. "Nipple covers"? WTF?

allbilly

Yeah llogg. I did a half marathon or maybe it was only 12.2, but anyway, it was colder than I expected and it was damp and I hadn't applied body glide to my nipples. At the end of the race my nipples were BLEEDING! yeah. it hurt.

Snake Diggity

At the Hula Hut boat party on Tuesday this girl twisted my nipples so hard that I thought they were lost forever. Shit's sensitive.

Ojo Rojo

Shirt friction on erect nipples causes chafing, sometimes severe. Happens more often when it's cold, as Billy said. Marathoners and other endurance athletes know all too well about this. I once saw a guy at the finish line of the Cap 10K with a white running shirt on and two streaks of blood running down from his nipples. His buddies accosted him at the finish line. His reply was, "I ran so hard that I rubbed my nipples off!"

I plan on using round band-aids on mine during the Safari.

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