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BW
October 15th 03, 11:53 AM
I've been searching for answers to this question. Mountainbiking,
hunting, paragliding, and even sex all seem popular in the great
wilderness.

What have you done in the backcountry that's given you a thrill in the
past?

I'm a researcher in England and I'd really like to know about your
backcountry related thrills. I'm currently conducting interviews with
people about their personal experiences on the web-site
www.chromo11.com

If you've got something to say on the subject, please visit the site
and take an interview. You'll find a set of short, but carefully
crafted questions which you can download and answer at your leisure;
you'll also be able to read more about the project.

Thanks

Brendan
email: [email protected][dot]com
web: www.chromo11.com

Shaun Rimmer
October 15th 03, 02:11 PM
"BW" > wrote in message
om...
> I've been searching for answers to this question. Mountainbiking,
> hunting, paragliding, and even sex all seem popular in the great
> wilderness.
>
> What have you done in the backcountry that's given you a thrill in the
> past?

Inhaled 'incense' and sat in a tree, diggin' the sunny scenary, mon.




Shaun aRe

tallboy
October 15th 03, 06:07 PM
In truth- I probably go to the woods to avoid thrills. In other words,
I get enough surprises in my real life- drama at home, stuff coming up
a work, etc.. In the woods, there are few surprises. If you prepare
approprately, no real problems seems to come up out there. It's
meditative more than it is some sort of a rush.

Doug Kanter
October 15th 03, 07:12 PM
I use the lightest possible fishing tackle so any fish, no matter how small,
seems to be a monster. I talk to each one for a moment or two and then put
it back. Unless it's late in the day, I'm hungry, and the fish is labeled
"trout".

The Black Adder
October 15th 03, 08:39 PM
"BW" > wrote in message
om...
> I've been searching for answers to this question. Mountainbiking,
> hunting, paragliding, and even sex all seem popular in the great
> wilderness.

I like sneaking up on bears and giving them a good whack or two over the
head with my hiking poles.

- BA

> What have you done in the backcountry that's given you a thrill in the
> past?
>
> I'm a researcher in England and I'd really like to know about your
> backcountry related thrills. I'm currently conducting interviews with
> people about their personal experiences on the web-site
> www.chromo11.com
>
> If you've got something to say on the subject, please visit the site
> and take an interview. You'll find a set of short, but carefully
> crafted questions which you can download and answer at your leisure;
> you'll also be able to read more about the project.
>
> Thanks
>
> Brendan
> email: [email protected][dot]com
> web: www.chromo11.com

October 15th 03, 09:09 PM
(BW) wrote in message >...
[snip]
> What have you done in the backcountry that's given you a thrill in the
> past?

Sunsets and sunrises are always great.

Waking up at 3AM to go pee, and getting distracted on the way to
the "facilities" by the fact that the stars are so bright I don't
need my flashlight, even with no moon.

Seeing mother black bear and her two cubs. Both good and bad that
the little family was 1000 feet down the slope of the hill. I
could not see very clearly, but I felt fairly confident that
they were not going to be coming after me.

That first bite of supper after a 6 hour hike.

Getting to the top of a hill that I turned back on last year due
to the weather being colder than I was prepared for.

Taking a waypoint on my brand new shiny GPS unit.

Spotting wildlife in general. This year I saw grouse in a mating
display, a red-headed woodpecker, and a great blue heron. Plus
hundreds of wild geese, many loons, uncountable squirrels and
chipmunks, whiskey jacks, jays, etc.

Four days of hiking on the Bruce trail and only seeing two people.
Socks

rick++
October 15th 03, 09:49 PM
Summit a mountain above the treeline.
The 200 km views are breathtaking.
No artificial substances or activities are required.

Pete Hickey
October 16th 03, 02:50 AM
It involves whipped cream, cherries, duct tape, and midgets, but
that's all I'll tell you.


--
--
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Did you know that 81% of North Americans cannot
taste the difference between fried dog and fried cat?

ttt
October 16th 03, 05:01 AM
Woods and wilderness are for Rest and Relaxation!!

Daily life is my excitement. In the woods, I get to REALLY focus on very
basic requirements:
Lots of walking/hiking carrying the stuff I need.
Making my place to sleep
Preparing meals with very limited ingredients and stuff
Paying attention to nature so she doesn't whack me
Paying attention to nature cuz she is so beautiful
Taking care of my feet.


"BW" > wrote in message
om...
> I've been searching for answers to this question. Mountainbiking,
> hunting, paragliding, and even sex all seem popular in the great
> wilderness.
>
> What have you done in the backcountry that's given you a thrill in the
> past?
>
> I'm a researcher in England and I'd really like to know about your
> backcountry related thrills. I'm currently conducting interviews with
> people about their personal experiences on the web-site
> www.chromo11.com
>
> If you've got something to say on the subject, please visit the site
> and take an interview. You'll find a set of short, but carefully
> crafted questions which you can download and answer at your leisure;
> you'll also be able to read more about the project.
>
> Thanks
>
> Br
Tn
> email: [email protected][dot]com
> web: www.chromo11.com

George Cleveland
October 16th 03, 05:14 AM
On 15 Oct 2003 03:53:47 -0700, (BW) wrote:

>I've been searching for answers to this question. Mountainbiking,
>hunting, paragliding, and even sex all seem popular in the great
>wilderness.
>
>What have you done in the backcountry that's given you a thrill in the
>past?
>
>I'm a researcher in England and I'd really like to know about your
>backcountry related thrills. I'm currently conducting interviews with
>people about their personal experiences on the web-site
>www.chromo11.com
>
>If you've got something to say on the subject, please visit the site
>and take an interview. You'll find a set of short, but carefully
>crafted questions which you can download and answer at your leisure;
>you'll also be able to read more about the project.
>
>Thanks
>
>Brendan
>email: [email protected][dot]com
>web: www.chromo11.com

The backcountry usually brings the thrills to my tent door.

Northern Lights!
Loons Calling!!
Wolves Calling!!!
Thunderstorms!
Snowstorms!!!
Absolutely still mornings where the lake in front of my tent is like glass and
the tiny splash of a minnow can be heard 100 yards away.

g.c.

JD
October 16th 03, 02:35 PM
(BW) wrote in message >...
> I'm a researcher in England and I'd really like to know about your
> backcountry related thrills. I'm currently conducting interviews with
> people about their personal experiences on the web-site

extreeeeeem tiddlywinks

JD

Shaun Rimmer
October 16th 03, 03:52 PM
"JD" > wrote in message
om...
> (BW) wrote in message
>...
> > I'm a researcher in England and I'd really like to know about your
> > backcountry related thrills. I'm currently conducting interviews with
> > people about their personal experiences on the web-site
>
> extreeeeeem tiddlywinks
>
> JD

Heheheheheheheh! That's the first time you've made me laugh in quite a
while, you usually rather dull *******.



',;~}~

Shaun aRe

Lou W
October 16th 03, 04:08 PM
"Pete Hickey" > wrote in message
...
> It involves whipped cream, cherries, duct tape, and midgets, but
> that's all I'll tell you.
>
Say no more, nudge nudge, wink wink. Though I've always had problems
getting the duct tape to stick to the whipped cream.

D Chadduck
October 16th 03, 11:56 PM
Lou W wrote:
> "Pete Hickey" > wrote in message
> ...
>> It involves whipped cream, cherries, duct tape, and midgets, but
>> that's all I'll tell you.
>>
> Say no more, nudge nudge, wink wink. Though I've always had problems
> getting the duct tape to stick to the whipped cream.
>
>
It's really quite simple. Duct tape first, then toppings and garnish to
taste.

taywood
October 17th 03, 05:00 PM
"Lou W" > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "Pete Hickey" > wrote in message
> ...
> > It involves whipped cream, cherries, duct tape, and midgets, but
> > that's all I'll tell you.
> >
> Say no more, nudge nudge, wink wink. Though I've always had problems
> getting the duct tape to stick to the whipped cream.

Do you think the op could incorporate this into a disneyland
thrill ride mmm.

JD
October 17th 03, 08:02 PM
"Shaun Rimmer" > wrote in message >...
> "JD" > wrote in message
> om...
> > (BW) wrote in message
> >...
> > > I'm a researcher in England and I'd really like to know about your
> > > backcountry related thrills. I'm currently conducting interviews with
> > > people about their personal experiences on the web-site
> >
> > extreeeeeem tiddlywinks
> >
> > JD
>
> Heheheheheheheh! That's the first time you've made me laugh in quite a
> while, you usually rather dull *******.

Somebody had to, you humourless dolt.

JD

BW
October 18th 03, 09:37 AM
You've all been very generous in your comments. Some contrasting
opinions about the thrill of the backcountry which I'm enjoying. I'm
going to start a new thread titled "backcountry thrill interview is
here".

If you've got time please do the interview....

Thanks, and I'll see you in the new thread

Brendan

Per Elmsäter
October 18th 03, 03:07 PM
BW wrote:
> What have you done in the backcountry that's given you a thrill in the
> past?
>

Wadda'ya mean backcountry? I live there 'n there ain't no thrills around. If
I wan't thrills I take my bike to the city and ride it in semi rushhour
traffic, before it gets all bogged down.

--
Perre

You have to be smarter than a robot to reply.

Tom
October 18th 03, 05:02 PM
I go parachuting (Im doing a RAPS course to get a Cat 8 licence), and thats
in the country.

Its good fun too :)

Cheers,
Tom

"BW" > wrote in message
om...
> I've been searching for answers to this question. Mountainbiking,
> hunting, paragliding, and even sex all seem popular in the great
> wilderness.
>
> What have you done in the backcountry that's given you a thrill in the
> past?
>
> I'm a researcher in England and I'd really like to know about your
> backcountry related thrills. I'm currently conducting interviews with
> people about their personal experiences on the web-site
> www.chromo11.com
>
> If you've got something to say on the subject, please visit the site
> and take an interview. You'll find a set of short, but carefully
> crafted questions which you can download and answer at your leisure;
> you'll also be able to read more about the project.
>
> Thanks
>
> Brendan
> email: [email protected][dot]com
> web: www.chromo11.com

Arnold
October 18th 03, 05:50 PM
Pete Hickey wrote:
> It involves whipped cream, cherries, duct tape, and midgets, but
> that's all I'll tell you.
>
>
My kind of guy.

Arnold

Gary S.
October 19th 03, 12:10 AM
On 18 Oct 2003 01:37:53 -0700, (BW) wrote:

>You've all been very generous in your comments. Some contrasting
>opinions about the thrill of the backcountry which I'm enjoying. I'm
>going to start a new thread titled "backcountry thrill interview is
>here".
>
>If you've got time please do the interview....
>
>Thanks, and I'll see you in the new thread
>
There is the classic quote from HDT:

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front
only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it
had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not
lived."

Different people go for many different reasons, and generalizing will
not work well for this.

Happy trails,
Gary (net.yogi.bear)
------------------------------------------------
at the 51st percentile of ursine intelligence

Gary D. Schwartz, Needham, MA, USA
Please reply to: garyDOTschwartzATpoboxDOTcom

MLL
October 19th 03, 03:16 AM
"Gary S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
...
> On 18 Oct 2003 01:37:53 -0700, (BW) wrote:
>
> >You've all been very generous in your comments. Some contrasting
> >opinions about the thrill of the backcountry which I'm enjoying. I'm
> >going to start a new thread titled "backcountry thrill interview is
> >here".
> >
> >If you've got time please do the interview....
> >
> >Thanks, and I'll see you in the new thread
> >
> There is the classic quote from HDT:
>
> "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front
> only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it
> had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not
> lived."
>
> Different people go for many different reasons, and generalizing will
> not work well for this.
>
> Happy trails,
> Gary (net.yogi.bear)
> ------------------------------------------------
> at the 51st percentile of ursine intelligence
>
> Gary D. Schwartz, Needham, MA, USA
> Please reply to: garyDOTschwartzATpoboxDOTcom

Did you really miss the whole point of the guy's post? Are you obtuse?

Gary S.
October 19th 03, 10:44 PM
On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 22:16:06 -0400, "MLL" > wrote:

>
>"Gary S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
...
>> On 18 Oct 2003 01:37:53 -0700, (BW) wrote:
>>
>> Different people go for many different reasons, and generalizing will
>> not work well for this.
>>
>> Happy trails,
>> Gary (net.yogi.bear)
>
>Did you really miss the whole point of the guy's post? Are you obtuse?
>
Not obtuse, apparently just your favorite target.

Happy trails,
Gary (net.yogi.bear)
------------------------------------------------
at the 51st percentile of ursine intelligence

Gary D. Schwartz, Needham, MA, USA
Please reply to: garyDOTschwartzATpoboxDOTcom

Shaun Rimmer
October 20th 03, 11:10 AM
"JD" > wrote in message
m...
> "Shaun Rimmer" > wrote in message
>...
> > "JD" > wrote in message
> > om...
> > > (BW) wrote in message
> > >...
> > > > I'm a researcher in England and I'd really like to know about your
> > > > backcountry related thrills. I'm currently conducting interviews
with
> > > > people about their personal experiences on the web-site
> > >
> > > extreeeeeem tiddlywinks
> > >
> > > JD
> >
> > Heheheheheheheh! That's the first time you've made me laugh in quite a
> > while, you usually rather dull *******.
>
> Somebody had to, you humourless dolt.

I have more humour in my left big toe nail than you have in your entire
tutu, you silly great fruitacake, and I don't even have a left big toe nail.

Shaun aRe

Arpit
October 20th 03, 12:42 PM
Flying over the ground at high speed, separated from my bike, knowing
its the last time i'll be without pain for a few weeks

On 15 Oct 2003 03:53:47 -0700, (BW) wrote:

>I've been searching for answers to this question. Mountainbiking,
>hunting, paragliding, and even sex all seem popular in the great
>wilderness.
>
>What have you done in the backcountry that's given you a thrill in the
>past?
>
>I'm a researcher in England and I'd really like to know about your
>backcountry related thrills. I'm currently conducting interviews with
>people about their personal experiences on the web-site
>www.chromo11.com
>
>If you've got something to say on the subject, please visit the site
>and take an interview. You'll find a set of short, but carefully
>crafted questions which you can download and answer at your leisure;
>you'll also be able to read more about the project.
>
>Thanks
>
>Brendan
>email: [email protected][dot]com
>web: www.chromo11.com

The moderator
October 20th 03, 02:29 PM
"Shaun Rimmer" > wrote in message
...

> I have more humour in my left big toe nail than you have in your entire
> tutu, you silly great fruitacake, and I don't even have a left big toe
nail.
>
> Shaun aRe

That's not funny.

MLL
October 21st 03, 12:09 AM
"Gary S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
...
> On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 22:16:06 -0400, "MLL" > wrote:
>
> >
> >"Gary S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> ...
> >> On 18 Oct 2003 01:37:53 -0700, (BW) wrote:
> >>
> >> Different people go for many different reasons, and generalizing will
> >> not work well for this.
> >>
> >> Happy trails,
> >> Gary (net.yogi.bear)
> >
> >Did you really miss the whole point of the guy's post? Are you obtuse?
> >
> Not obtuse, apparently just your favorite target.
>
> Happy trails,
> Gary (net.yogi.bear)
> ------------------------------------------------
> at the 51st percentile of ursine intelligence
>
> Gary D. Schwartz, Needham, MA, USA
> Please reply to: garyDOTschwartzATpoboxDOTcom

Gary,
You are master of the obvious and you often respond to some of the dumbest
questions without any hint that you know they are silly questions...at best
designed to waste your time. Stop falling for it.

Shaun Rimmer
October 21st 03, 10:36 AM
"The moderator" > wrote in message
...
>
> "Shaun Rimmer" > wrote in message
> ...
>
> > I have more humour in my left big toe nail than you have in your entire
> > tutu, you silly great fruitacake, and I don't even have a left big toe
> nail.
> >
> > Shaun aRe
>
> That's not funny.

But it _is_ true.



Shaun aRe - It's obvious you really don't know even Jock Duff's
'Usenetself', heh.........

BW
October 22nd 03, 09:55 AM
If you've got time. Could some of you help with my research and take
the time to be interviewed? I'll edit the results and post it on the
website www.chromo11.com along with an illustration. You'll see that
I'm interested in specific examples of things that have happened to
you. I'm not out to draw any sweeping conclusions about you, or your
area of interest. Visitors to the site will just get a feel just by
reading your interview.

I hope you can help.

ABOUT YOU
==========

1.Q Tell me about the first time you remember being thrilled.
1.A

2.Q What's the slightest thing to have thrilled you?
2.A

3.Q What's the most frightening yet thrilling thing you've done?
3.A

4.Q Tell me why you're not completely sensible.
4.A

5.Q What's the most uninhibited thing you've ever done?
5.A

6.Q What have you considered doing for pleasure but were too concerned
about the risks?
6.A


YOUR THRILL
============
To answer these next 10 questions, you should think about a particular
time you were thrilled.

7.Q Describe the event in one sentence (there's time to expand later)
7.A

8.Q Tell me a bit about yourself around this time.
8.A

9.Q List the sequence of events leading up to your thrill. Try to
remember how you felt at each stage. The smallest detail could be
important (this is your chance to expand).
9.A

10.Q What were your thoughts and feelings at the precise moment of
thrill?
10.A

11.Q What did you do afterwards?
11.A

12.Q What were the risks?
12.A

13.Q What did you imagine other people thought of you during and after
the event?
13.A

14.Q How often do you think about the event, and why?
14.A

15.Q Some people probably don't understand how such a thing can thrill
you; explain it to them.
15.A

16.Q What three changes could have made the experience better?
16.A


Just to get the record straight, could please tell me your name, age,
sex and where you were born (I'll only publish your surname and
birthplace unless otherwise instructed)

name:
age:
sex:
birthplace:

Could you email me a copy of your completed interview to
[email protected][dot]com
Thanks.

Eugene Miya
October 25th 03, 09:59 PM
Thrill. Thrill?

Well, I guess, mtn b?, you can grab your bike and gear and parachute
into it if one really wanted to get a rush. Doable if a little expensive.

I can think of a few dirt roads which were exciting enough to convince
me that wearing a helmet was a pretty good idea. Huff up them to start
down involved a lot of non trivial pushing, none of this lift assisted
uphill like at ski resorts.

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