Originally Posted by leif
Phil, the challenge is here: Ft Collins trip planning
the last post in the thread. We're already missed the day, so I'll just assume you forfeited. Unless...
Ahh, sorry for the delay in getting back to you, again. Life and a crashed computer conspired to save you from my sharp wit.
Anyway, what the hey, a guy can't even get insulting around here without getting called out. Doode, I'm an antique. I'm probably older than yer parents fer chrisesakes. You know, like I'm started on my seventh decade. You're s'posed to bow down to my decrepitudinallity.
In this culture, when it comes to actual battle, usually the old guys get to talk the big trash and then send the young guys off to do the bleeding. I would talk to Dustin about representing but he's busy raising babies. But, since I'm actually attached to the concept of honor, and you've challenged me to a duel, how about we race from the #4 putin to the #5 takeout on the Ark. However, since I'm certainly more than twice yer age, and prolly half yer height, and yer on the water during whitewater comps and I'm on the banks, I'm sure you'll agree that some sort of a handicapping is in order. You could paddle blindfolded or... you could give me a 5 minute head start or... (I'm trying to be reasonable here) you could hand paddle a playboat or... you could paddle backwards. Oh, and we have to paddle at ELF levels since that's prolly our main thing in common paddling. That and I can't be getting winded and running #5 at 3000 cfs. Too bad cuz that would be *the* event at Paddlefest. Oh yeah, and if I swim you have to rescue me...
Well, I'm off to work again but I'll check for your response at lunch. Unless, of course, you're out to lunch.