It's Summer, and I haven't been to the emergency room yet.  

Denver_Obsidian 43M
38 posts
6/1/2005 7:32 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

It's Summer, and I haven't been to the emergency room yet.

The blog is definitely going to be harder to maintain now that Summer is here. I love this new home of mine. Colorado is, hands down, the extreme sports capital of the country, and one big sandbox for junkies to get their rush on. I know many of my fellow AdultFriendFinder members from California would contest the last statement. They would scream, "we've got big wave surfing!" Please! Northshore is big wave. Sidney is big wave. Indo is big wave. Besides, where else in the country other than Colorado will you hear of something like The Pikes Peak Race - tracter trailer cabs racing almost full speed down the dirt road path of a 14,000 foot mountain for kicks. Solid!!

Anyways, with the onset of the season, I've been compiling the list of "stupid things Denver will do for an instant trip to the emergency room." Candidates are:

Mountainboarding
For those of you that have never seen a mountainboard before, imagine a skateboard on steroids with shock suspension and all-terrain wheels. A few of the ski resorts recently opened their trails for mountainboarding as part of their summer attractions. The main restriction for most resorts is the use of models with handbrakes. Well, what the hell did they do that for? What kind of a psycho would think of falling full speed down a mountain on a big skateboard anyway?! Hehehe.

Paintball
Maybe I can gather up some troops from work for this one. there's a pit not to far from my house, complete with broken down cars for that urban warfare experience. Nothing like catching a high-velocity ball of wax to the groin to make a man feel like a man.

Running Pikes Peak
An oldie but goodie. The trailhead most people use starts in Manitou Springs, just west of Colorado Springs. It's 12 miles roundtrip with
enough inclination that it's been known to render pregnant women and small children ascending in vehicles unconscious. Fortunately, I'm neither.
I'm thinking of calling up a couple old Army buddies down in the Springs to join me. It's safer in groups anyway since summer season is also the most probably time to make contact with coyotes and mountain lions. Lions and tigers and bears... oh my!

Skydiving
Never got the experience while in the Army. My knees are so bad, I never made it through tower phase of Airborne School. Most people that have
never trained to jump out of a perfectly good military aircraft don't appreciate the rigor it puts your body through. The stock U.S. Army
parachute, the infamous T10C (pronounced "tee-ten-charlie"), is designed for a far more rapid descent than its commercial counterpart to prevent paratroopers from being shot out of the air in combat. They used to tell us that the force of landing was equivalent to jumping unsupported off the roof of a one-story building. I actually knew guys that lost up to a half inch in height from spinal compression after tours with an airborne unit.

I'll leave that to the young guys with better knees and less common sense; I'm thinking of going the nice, fluffy, civilian route. Tandem jump is only about $100, and doesn't require much for classes, but I've got my reservations about screaming at the top of my lungs while being spooned by another guy. Think I'll just drop the extra money, take the classes, and go solo.

Anyone got ideas for additions to the list?

Gee, times like this, I miss having a girlfriend with just slightly more guts than brains.


AmberSolaire 42M

6/2/2005 5:38 pm

The barbiebunny advertising agency strikes again.You should add her to the payroll.

First sport missing that springs to mind that is mountain related and designed to rattle a few of the joints has to be:

[colour blue]Zorbing
Strapping yourself into a big bubble and being launched down the mountain.Its certainly a unique sensation which brings you up close and personal with the mountainside.Just try and avoid the bumps if you can or else you will get a whole different type of airbourne experiance!

Am undecided on the surfing issue they have a couple of decent breaks, but if you ever organise an AdultFriendFinder paintball event count me in.


AmberSolaire 42M

6/2/2005 5:39 pm

Did I forget a bracket somewhere?


Denver_Obsidian 43M
43 posts
6/3/2005 1:12 am

Amber - I love your blog. It's got a relaxing feel to it - as if I were reading while laying on the beach.

I actually had to do a little Internet recon for Zorbing. (closing /color needed) Now THAT could get interesting. Of course New Zealanders would promote something like that. I love Kiwis! Now I'm thinking of a bright, sunny day with naked downhill Zorb racing and a couple hundred participants. Hehehe


Barbiebunny69 43F

6/4/2005 1:50 pm

Dude...I need to go to colorado...can u help me with having sex wile jumping out of an airplane???? Bonzaiiiiii


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