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River Runner
01-22-2008, 16:36
Okay, this is too good to pass up considering the thread the Wild Cowboy recently posted.

dessertrat
01-22-2008, 16:40
Where's the poll?

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-22-2008, 16:42
It takes several minutes to post a poll - patience is a virtue :D

warraghiyagey
01-22-2008, 16:46
I just hope he enjoys his time on the trail.:cool:

Bob S
01-22-2008, 16:51
I just hope he enjoys his time on the trail.:cool:


73 miles a day, not likely…

jesse
01-22-2008, 16:57
don't have a clue, but he will realize on day one that he won't make it in 30 days

dessertrat
01-22-2008, 17:03
I can't wait for the "MinnesotaSmith" style thread on Wild Cowboy's progress leaving Springer.

We need volunteers to monitor the trail for him passing through.

Hooch
01-22-2008, 17:06
We need volunteers to monitor the trail for him passing through.If he'll have the stones to identify himself.

dessertrat
01-22-2008, 17:12
If he doesn't identify himself, are we supposed to take his word for it that he did it in 30 days?

River Runner
01-22-2008, 17:16
I can't wait for the "MinnesotaSmith" style thread on Wild Cowboy's progress leaving Springer.

We need volunteers to monitor the trail for him passing through.

Good idea. Just look for the blur that looks like the guy in the video on this news story link:

http://www.kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=7566919

:D

iesman69
01-22-2008, 17:17
Based on the current poll results, this guy's getting a lot more credit than he ought to IMO

Bob S
01-22-2008, 17:17
If he is real, he will not even post here after he fails (at least with the same name), his ego will not allow it.

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-22-2008, 17:18
I'm voting for not finishing and exiting between Neels Gap and Harpers Ferry - not because I think he doesn't have the ability to do this, but because of the speed he plans to try to maintain. I believe a stress injury will force him off the trail.

Hooch
01-22-2008, 17:23
We need volunteers to monitor the trail for him passing through.I say we get SGT Rock to stand at every major road crossing and summit to get him to go "drill sergeant" on him as he gets there. "OH GOOD! YOU JUST WANT TO TAKE YOUR SWEET TIME, HUH? WELL GET DOWN AND START PUSHIN'! UP DOWN UP DOWN....FASTER.......FASTER......YOU BETTER HURRY UP........FLUTTER KICKS......LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT......HURRY UP SWEET PEA.........:D

wrongway_08
01-22-2008, 17:29
I'm voting for not finishing and exiting between Neels Gap and Harpers Ferry - not because I think he doesn't have the ability to do this, but because of the speed he plans to try to maintain. I believe a stress injury will force him off the trail.

Same here. A stress injury will get him.

SGT Rock
01-22-2008, 17:33
Well IMO I hope he does very well. From what I have seen the people that are successful at records have at least one attempt at a thru-hike at speed done so they can figure out what works well and what doesn't. Since WildCowboy has done some hiking and training but has yet to speed hike the AT before, I imagine he probably won't set a record on the first shot either as the averages are against him. If he does get behind his schedule I would hope that he continues to go ahead and finish as fast as possible and use that experience to plan another attempt.

Pedaling Fool
01-22-2008, 17:35
I'm voting for not finishing and exiting between Neels Gap and Harpers Ferry - not because I think he doesn't have the ability to do this, but because of the speed he plans to try to maintain. I believe a stress injury will force him off the trail.
No faith, that's not even the halfway point for day one. I was bored so I did this:
NOTE: The mileage to the left of the shelter is assuming 72.5 MPD and the mileage in the () are miles from Springer.
Day 1 - 72.5 - Plumorchard Gap Shelter (70.9)
Day 2 - 145 - Brown Fork Gap Shelter (149.9)
Day 3 - 217.5 - Tri-Corner Knob Shelter (219.2)
Day 4 - 290 - Little Laurel Shelter (290.3)
Day 5 - 362.5 - Clyde Smith Shelter (363.9)
Day 6 - 435 - Iron Mountain Shelter (433.6)
Day 7 - 507.5 - Hurrican Mtn Shelter (502.4)
Day 8 - 580 - Helveys Mill Shelter (581.5)
Day 9 - 652.5 - War Spur Shelter (653.8)
Day 10 - 725 - Wilson Creek Shelter (725.5)
Day 11 - 797.5 - Cow Camp Gap Shelter (796.6)
Day 12 - 870 - Blackrock Hut (868.4)
Day 13 - 942.5 - Gravel Spring Hut (942.1)
Day 14 - 1015 - Ed Garvey Shelter (1015.8)
Day 15 - 1087.5 - Tom’s Run Shelter (1084.5)
Day 16 - 1160 - Rausch Gap Shelter (1162.1)
Day 17 - 1232.5 - Bake Oven Knob Shelter (1235.8)
Day 18 - 1305 - Brink Road Shelter (1304.3)
Day 19 - 1377.5 - William Brien Memorial Shelter (1379.7)
Day 20 - 1450 - Mt Algo Lean-to (1451.8)
Day 21 - 1522.5 - Mt Wilcox South Lean-to (1518.6)
Day 22 - 1595 - Congdon Shelter (1592.4)
Day 23 - 1667.5 - Minerva Hinchey Shelter (1666.5)
Day 24 - 1740 - Moose Mtn Shelter (1743.7)
Day 25 - 1812.5 - Garfield Ridge Campsite (1812.2)
Day 26 - 1885 - Gentian Pond Shelter/Campsite (1888.5)
Day 27 - 1957.5 - Piazza Rock Lean-to (1956.4)
Day 28 - 2030 - Pleasant Pond Lean-to (2029.2)
Day 29 - 2102.5 - Logan Brook Lean-to (2103.2)
Day 30 - 2175 - Katahdin (2174.6)

Pedaling Fool
01-22-2008, 17:36
My mistake FD, I thought you said he was going to bail by Neels Gap.

River Runner
01-22-2008, 17:39
Nice work John.

Nean
01-22-2008, 18:03
73 miles a day, not likely…

yeah, well if he can maintain a 70mph pace:-? he only has to "hike" 10 or so hours per day!!:rolleyes:

Doughnut
01-22-2008, 18:07
It takes several minutes to post a poll - patience is a virtue :D

patience bites, so do virtues.... So do Dino's (but only toes)

Dough Nut

dessertrat
01-22-2008, 18:18
No faith, that's not even the halfway point for day one. I was bored so I did this:
NOTE: The mileage to the left of the shelter is assuming 72.5 MPD and the mileage in the () are miles from Springer.
Day 28 - 2030 - Pleasant Pond Lean-to (2029.2)
Day 29 - 2102.5 - Logan Brook Lean-to (2103.2)
Day 30 - 2175 - Katahdin (2174.6)

I'm just sitting here trying to imagine that. . . Pleasant Pond to Logan Brook in a day. . .

chief
01-22-2008, 18:22
He's a troll, he'll never set foot on Springer!

RITBlake
01-22-2008, 18:29
I just hope he enjoys his time on the trail.:cool:

not at that pace.

CrumbSnatcher
01-22-2008, 19:04
im sure theres still complaining, just alot less hikers to hear it...

slow
01-27-2008, 23:17
36 day's
He may give report on monday?

ed bell
01-27-2008, 23:19
Let it go, slow, let it go.:rolleyes:

slow
01-27-2008, 23:30
Let it go, slow, let it go.:rolleyes:

Funny ,i knew when i posted....well ED 2 MIN later like clock work.:-?

Skyline
01-27-2008, 23:31
I just got airsick reading that itinerary. :mad:

Skyline
01-27-2008, 23:33
I just voted "Finish thru, but not break a record." Of course an injury due to a speed attempt would negate that.

ed bell
01-27-2008, 23:33
Funny ,i knew when i posted....well ED 2 MIN later like clock work.:-?I want my steak, dammit.:)

slow
01-27-2008, 23:51
Maybe,better if you call me in the morning after WC posts?:D

Blissful
01-28-2008, 14:25
I'm just sitting here trying to imagine that. . . Pleasant Pond to Logan Brook in a day. . .


I'm trying to imagine the Whites and southern Maine. :(

Oh well. I hope he has a good hike whatever happens.

tazie
01-28-2008, 15:03
The response I had isn't on the poll...who cares?

ChinMusic
01-28-2008, 15:11
I thought he was a troll at first too. But, after seeing his interview with the local TV station, I believe him to be sincere in his beliefs. I just hope that reality does not hit him too hard. We all know that he cannot do the pace he describes, but he doesn't.

I sincerely hope he adjusts his plans and enjoys his adventure no matter how long it takes him. I don't think we should be making fun of his effort.

Mags
01-28-2008, 15:38
I sincerely hope he adjusts his plans and enjoys his adventure no matter how long it takes him. I don't think we should be making fun of his effort.


Well put.

In the end, I hope he does what it takes to enjoy his journey. That is what is really important after all.

earlyriser26
01-28-2008, 16:00
No faith, that's not even the halfway point for day one. I was bored so I did this:
NOTE: The mileage to the left of the shelter is assuming 72.5 MPD and the mileage in the () are miles from Springer.
Day 1 - 72.5 - Plumorchard Gap Shelter (70.9)
Day 2 - 145 - Brown Fork Gap Shelter (149.9)
Day 3 - 217.5 - Tri-Corner Knob Shelter (219.2)
Day 4 - 290 - Little Laurel Shelter (290.3)
Day 5 - 362.5 - Clyde Smith Shelter (363.9)
Day 6 - 435 - Iron Mountain Shelter (433.6)
Day 7 - 507.5 - Hurrican Mtn Shelter (502.4)
Day 8 - 580 - Helveys Mill Shelter (581.5)
Day 9 - 652.5 - War Spur Shelter (653.8)
Day 10 - 725 - Wilson Creek Shelter (725.5)
Day 11 - 797.5 - Cow Camp Gap Shelter (796.6)
Day 12 - 870 - Blackrock Hut (868.4)
Day 13 - 942.5 - Gravel Spring Hut (942.1)
Day 14 - 1015 - Ed Garvey Shelter (1015.8)
Day 15 - 1087.5 - Tom’s Run Shelter (1084.5)
Day 16 - 1160 - Rausch Gap Shelter (1162.1)
Day 17 - 1232.5 - Bake Oven Knob Shelter (1235.8)
Day 18 - 1305 - Brink Road Shelter (1304.3)
Day 19 - 1377.5 - William Brien Memorial Shelter (1379.7)
Day 20 - 1450 - Mt Algo Lean-to (1451.8)
Day 21 - 1522.5 - Mt Wilcox South Lean-to (1518.6)
Day 22 - 1595 - Congdon Shelter (1592.4)
Day 23 - 1667.5 - Minerva Hinchey Shelter (1666.5)
Day 24 - 1740 - Moose Mtn Shelter (1743.7)
Day 25 - 1812.5 - Garfield Ridge Campsite (1812.2)
Day 26 - 1885 - Gentian Pond Shelter/Campsite (1888.5)
Day 27 - 1957.5 - Piazza Rock Lean-to (1956.4)
Day 28 - 2030 - Pleasant Pond Lean-to (2029.2)
Day 29 - 2102.5 - Logan Brook Lean-to (2103.2)
Day 30 - 2175 - Katahdin (2174.6)
A 2 min. mile would be more likely. Does anyone think they could do the last 5 days of this schedule? I would bet that alone would be impossible. I would have voted that he doesn't show, but after seeing the news clip I believe him to simply be looking for publicity. My bet is he shows and has an "injury" the first day and quits.

CaseyB
01-28-2008, 16:05
He may not quit but his body will.

Phreak
01-28-2008, 17:59
I'll be very impressed if he completes any 73 mile day.

With that being said, I hope he has a great time and I wish him all the luck.

the goat
01-28-2008, 18:39
i ain't votin' cause there's no option for: "bails out on the appraoch trail".

doggiebag
01-28-2008, 18:42
I am not voting as well. Unless there was an option for - Injured within the first week - had to get off the trail. This option should include accidental and self-inflicted injuries.

River Runner
01-29-2008, 03:18
i ain't votin' cause there's no option for: "bails out on the appraoch trail".

Vote "Never set foot on Springer". That covers both never showing up to start, or bailing before he reaches Springer.

River Runner
01-29-2008, 03:20
I am not voting as well. Unless there was an option for - Injured within the first week - had to get off the trail. This option should include accidental and self-inflicted injuries.

Pick whether you think it will occur before Neel's Gap (think downhill on Blood Mountain) or after, and vote accordingly. Quiting due to injury is still quitting.

Crazy Larry #1
01-29-2008, 07:20
Okay, this is too good to pass up considering the thread the Wild Cowboy recently posted.
Finish his thru, but not break a record

Wow, a whopping 25.41% has voted this one including me. At least I hope he finishes his thru and I hope he comes out of it a better person.

HIKER7s
01-29-2008, 10:07
I'm just sitting here trying to imagine that. . . Pleasant Pond to Logan Brook in a day. . .

yeah, maybe with a catapult!

zoidfu
01-29-2008, 10:27
Ten bucks says this ends with an I.V. in his neck.

Skuter
01-29-2008, 10:51
I'm voting he'll have an unfortunate accident.

Skyline
01-29-2008, 11:03
I thought he was a troll at first too. But, after seeing his interview with the local TV station, I believe him to be sincere in his beliefs. I just hope that reality does not hit him too hard. We all know that he cannot do the pace he describes, but he doesn't.

I sincerely hope he adjusts his plans and enjoys his adventure no matter how long it takes him. I don't think we should be making fun of his effort.


Agree. That's why I voted "Finish thru, but no speed record." When he comes down to reality I hope he has a great hike.

He's been a bit of a braggart here about something which we all know can't be done. Even those who have RUN the trail with support haven't kept that kind of pace! But once reality sets in, we should just wish him well instead of gloating, advise him to HYOH, and be done with this.

doggiebag
01-29-2008, 11:08
Ten bucks says this ends with an I.V. in his neck.

I don't know what's wrong with me but the visual of that one was ... :D


Pick whether you think it will occur before Neel's Gap (think downhill on Blood Mountain) or after, and vote accordingly. Quiting due to injury is still quitting.

Ok he gets pass Neels Gap but not much further. He'll back track to Neels and quit there at Walasi-Yi.

In all seriousnes I salute everyone who gives a thru-hike a serious attempt. I do however see no reason for encouraging potentially dangerous and definitely self-destructive speed attempts which has no basis in reality. I wish Lonnie realizes that even just completeing the trail regardless of the time required is still a grand thing to accomplish.

zoidfu
01-29-2008, 16:27
Throw out everything else- I don't see how it would be possible for this guy to stay hydrated.

Nightwalker
01-29-2008, 21:12
You left out "hike more than 90% of the folks that are laughing at him."

Skidsteer
01-29-2008, 21:18
Ten bucks says this ends with an I.V. in his neck.

No bet.

Quite possible.

River Runner
01-30-2008, 01:10
You left out "hike more than 90% of the folks that are laughing at him."

LOL. That's a good one, but I already had 7 choices. :-? I guess you could vote "make it to Neel's Gap, but not Harper's Ferry". :p

slow
01-30-2008, 19:49
I should start a poll on L.W.Not watch...but walk with him and for how long side by side?:D

fonsie
01-30-2008, 21:24
yeah, well if he can maintain a 70mph pace:-? he only has to "hike" 10 or so hours per day!!:rolleyes:


you mean 7 mph pace

Bearpaw
01-30-2008, 21:35
I hope he does well and pushes for the more realistic unsupported record when he realizes just how brutally difficult the AT is compared with the areas he's training in now.

I voted past Neels Gap but not to Harper's Ferry because I fear he will suffer an overuse injury (stress fracture, (Achilles) tendonitis, etc) if he tries to push very long at 70+ miles a day. I hope I'm wrong. I hope he slows down a bit before this happens.

fonsie
01-30-2008, 21:37
well evan if he doesnt finish in 30 days if he keeps an average of 50 miles a day. That will still beet the record of 47.5 days. To do it in 30 days is basicly no longer hiking its running and that to me is not hiking the AT in 30 day. So if he makes it I will not consider that a hike. Everyone that agrees needs to make sure it doesnt count as a record of hiking the AT.

WILLIAM HAYES
01-30-2008, 21:40
the guy has no clue he will be crying like a baby in less than a week on the trail

slow
01-30-2008, 21:48
I hope he does well and pushes for the more realistic unsupported record when he realizes just how brutally difficult the AT is compared with the areas he's training in now.

I voted past Neels Gap but not to Harper's Ferry because I fear he will suffer an overuse injury (stress fracture, (Achilles) tendonitis, etc) if he tries to push very long at 70+ miles a day. I hope I'm wrong. I hope he slows down a bit before this happens.

I think he will be supported from what i ?

BTW, You bring much smart's to the board to learn.

Thanks:)

slow
01-30-2008, 22:20
I should start a poll on L.W.Not watch...but walk with him and for how long side by side?:D

Now all ,dont be SHY.:D

Kirby
01-30-2008, 22:34
Do I believe he will hike the entire trail in 30 days? No. Do I sincerely hope he decides to finish the trail, even if there's no record involved? Absolutely.

That Maine mileage just sent shivers through my spines.

Kirby

slow
01-30-2008, 22:46
Kirby...have a great walk.:)

You will do WELL.:)

ed bell
01-30-2008, 23:38
I think he will be supported from what i ?

BTW, You bring much smart's to the board to learn.

Thanks:)


Now all ,dont be SHY.:DI know you wont be telling me what i? BTW, thanks for supporting my smart's to learn the board. All, now don't let the SHY be too supportive. Thanks:sun

slow
01-31-2008, 00:03
Dont get it ...But will grill a nice steak for you.

slow
01-31-2008, 00:35
I know you wont be telling me what i? BTW, thanks for supporting my smart's to learn the board. All, now don't let the SHY be too supportive. Thanks:sun

ED, i'm supportive of ,you eating a nice steak day one in FL.

Then we walk swamp 5 day no food in pack.

Air for you NO PROBLEM.Come on down.:)

Roots
01-31-2008, 00:40
http://www.appalachiantrailservices.com/pics/smilies/beatdeadhorse5.gif

Slimer
01-31-2008, 01:00
I agree with Roots...

ed bell
01-31-2008, 01:07
ED, i'm supportive of ,you eating a nice steak day one in FL.

Then we walk swamp 5 day no food in pack.

Air for you NO PROBLEM.Come on down.:)Just having some fun with you, slow. Thanks for the offer. I'd love to check out the Fla. swamp. I've been in the Congaree National Park and The Wambaw Creek Wilderness in the past year. I love me some swamp livin'.:sun

slow
01-31-2008, 01:46
Just having some fun with you, slow. Thanks for the offer. I'd love to check out the Fla. swamp. I've been in the Congaree National Park and The Wambaw Creek Wilderness in the past year. I love me some swamp livin'.:sun

That's what i ....PARKS.:rolleyes:
Now let's find eat's.:)

ed bell
01-31-2008, 02:01
That's what i ....PARKS.:rolleyes:
there you go again...c'mon man, spit it out!:)

slow
02-05-2008, 23:34
[quote=slow;518328]That's what i ....PARKS.:rolleyes:
/quote]there you go again...c'mon man, spit it out!:)

No update as of now,but i think he is... or done some AT,as for his may start?:)

slow
02-05-2008, 23:56
[quote=slow;518328]That's what i ....PARKS.:rolleyes:
/quote]there you go again...c'mon man, spit it out!:)

Your 2 min it up ...getting better.:)

ed bell
02-05-2008, 23:59
Thanks for helping me change my quotes from you.

slow
02-06-2008, 00:12
Thanks for helping me change my quotes from you.

Boy you are on time.:)

I just know,you like when i do thing's like that,so why stop?:)

BTW his foot speed.:D