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Mt. Doom: Beyond the Limit

Old 10-18-09, 04:59 AM
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Mt. Doom: Beyond the Limit

Watching the entertaining Discovery Channel reality TV series Everest: Beyond the Limit gave me a brainstorm (such as it is, this is BF). I'll offer Mt. Doom Velo Expeditions with the hope of getting some of you losers to the summit. Now to get to the top of Mt. Everest costs $40-$50K per person, plus airfare, plus a couple of months of your time. I'll give you the chance to summit Mt. Doom for only $2K per person, and I'll throw in a delicious post-ride feast at Wendy's. You can do it on a Sunday and be back home the same night.

There are no guarantees of course. Many Freds have met their fate on the slopes of the Col du Doom. But it's a personal challenge I'm more than willing to help some of you experience.

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The really daring among may choose a summit attempt without CO2.
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Does your expedition team include a translator for travellers from Canada? I heard you need a pretty drastic course of vaccinations and immune system boosters to safely travel to NY, do you have a doctor on staff? Do you provide transport for bodies back home, or are they just moved off to the side and left to the forces of nature?
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You know, that is one piece of utter stupidity.

I can understand why mountaineers do it, they spend much of their lives climbing every mtn they can.

But as an exercise in macho tourism it's just plain dumb.

The basic rule of the upper middle class is that they have to differentiate themselves from the great unwashed masses. Sensibility and functionality
count for little in the face of this imperative.

If you want a real challenge, and one that makes sense in terms of who you are, become a Nut of Ventoux. far fewer can pull that off than can slog up Everest with
a 100 people doing the real work.
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The deck renovation running a bit over budget?
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Rich,

Counseling is available....seriously. Why the anti-pcad rant day after day? Is there a history? Many of us find pcad amusing, and are unamused by your boorish interjections. You don't like the guy, so don't click. We'll all be happier and your blood pressure will be lower. It's a win-win. :-)
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Originally Posted by akansaskid View Post
.....Why the anti-pcad rant day after day? Is there a history?....
I like pcad. Im sad that botto got banned.
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I like pcad. Im sad that botto got banned.
Oh? Cool. My bad. I've only been around a year or so, and don't know the history. I'll try to step back out of what I shouldn't have stepped in and go ride. Hope you're able to get a good one in today, too.
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ever read Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer? very good book about the 1996 Everest disaster.
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ever read Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer? very good book about the 1996 Everest disaster.
Yes. Very sad book. Krakauer was against the Everest touring thing.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Watching the entertaining Discovery Channel reality TV series Everest: Beyond the Limit gave me a brainstorm (such as it is, this is BF). I'll offer Mt. Doom Velo Expeditions with the hope of getting some of you losers to the summit. Now to get to the top of Mt. Everest costs $40-$50K per person, plus airfare, plus a couple of months of your time. I'll give you the chance to summit Mt. Doom for only $2K per person, and I'll throw in a delicious post-ride feast at Wendy's. You can do it on a Sunday and be back home the same night.

There are no guarantees of course. Many Freds have met their fate on the slopes of the Col du Doom. But it's a personal challenge I'm more than willing to help some of you experience.

Discuss.
I think you misspelt "brainfart"
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Wendy's ????Raise the stakes...Make it breakfast at Micky-D's instead and I'm in. #3 Extra value meal
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is there anything tastier than the sausage and egg mcmuffin?
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Originally Posted by akansaskid View Post
Rich,

Counseling is available....seriously. Why the anti-pcad rant day after day? Is there a history? Many of us find pcad amusing, and are unamused by your boorish interjections. You don't like the guy, so don't click. We'll all be happier and your blood pressure will be lower. It's a win-win.
I was also wondering who the tantrum was for... You know you hit a nerve when you get 4 classic whines, one right after the other, from the same guy.
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I dunno. I hear that about 3/4 the way up there are mummified remains laying out in the open, still clad in XL Primal Wear (you can still see the "Crankenstein" and "AC/DC" designs on the jerseys) and that there is such an accumulation of Zima bottles below the deck that Sherpas are being paid bounties to haul them back down to the bottom.
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Originally Posted by late View Post
.....4 classic whines,.....
fixed it
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Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
The deck renovation running a bit over budget?
Well done cowboy. You are perceptive for a Texan.
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Newsflash: on Everest it's mostly tourists now. Very dangerous for all concerned. Half the clients on that TV show really had no friggin business being on an 8000 meter Himalaya peak. At least the guy running the expedition had the sense to send some of the more pathetic clients packing (refused to guide them to the summit lest he literally kill them).
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Originally Posted by Gorden Gekko View Post
Wendy's ????Raise the stakes...Make it breakfast at Micky-D's instead and I'm in. #3 Extra value meal
Look Gordo, I'll take you for a High Cuisine Tour of the veritable Panorama of Chester Fast Food and you will soon understand why Wendy's is superior to Micky D's.
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Originally Posted by Jasper Storm View Post
I dunno. I hear that about 3/4 the way up there are mummified remains laying out in the open, still clad in XL Primal Wear (you can still see the "Crankenstein" and "AC/DC" designs on the jerseys) and that there is such an accumulation of Zima bottles below the deck that Sherpas are being paid bounties to haul them back down to the bottom.
We don't have Sherpas. We have Schleppers. Same idea, but instead of wiry Tibetans they're fat guys from Goshen on Treks who carry the supplies up and down Mt. Doom (in their cars of course, the Treks stay on their Thule racks).
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
The really daring among may choose a summit attempt without CO2.
You mean O2?

Or have you been putting nitrous oxide in those bottles? At least you'll be laughing all the way up.
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You mean O2?

Or have you been putting nitrous oxide in those bottles? At least you'll be laughing all the way up.
This is cycling. CO2.
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Pcad, did you convice the mods to ban Botto so he could come help you finish the deck?
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