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    Go for it_ there is only one way you are gonna prove you can do it....
    Best of luck to you


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoughtful Owl View Post
    Cowboy, will you be posting on Trail Journal or some where we can follow along on your journey?
    Having to average 72.5 miles per day, I doubt he'll have time.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    sounds like he is not going to have any time to do anything but hike

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    Hi Cowboy, I wish you the best in your training stages and on your hike this spring
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    Cowboy, what will you do when (if) you feel there's no way you're going to be able to do this in 30 days? Will you keep going, even if you are on track for a 3 or 4 month hike or will you just quit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john gault View Post
    Cowboy, what will you do when (if) you feel there's no way you're going to be able to do this in 30 days? Will you keep going, even if you are on track for a 3 or 4 month hike or will you just quit?

    I plan on walking the trail reguardless wether I make the 30 or not... Quiting is not in my vocabulary....

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    Good for you!
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    the tune is changing

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    Hmmm halfing the unsupported record. I think my next hike might go the other way, the longest conintuous thru hike. Now that seems like fun.

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    This could become the longest thread on the shortest hike......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smile View Post
    This could become the longest thread on the shortest hike......
    ......that never happened. this thread is an obvious joke. can't believe i'm getting sucked in. entertainment i guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoughtful Owl View Post
    Cowboy, will you be posting on Trail Journal or some where we can follow along on your journey?
    I am working on a website right now when I have the chance that is....lol... but yes I will be posting....when I can't my wife will do it once she hears from me....

    You know, when you look at it, when someone blasts me on here I have to look at the whole picture.... Although I do actually care what everyone says but when it comes down to it, my Family being behind me no matter what is truly all that I will need to keep me going and trust me if you knew my wife you would understand that she is the biggest skeptic in the world and she just wants me to walk the trail no matter what...

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    ......that never happened. this thread is an obvious joke. can't believe i'm getting sucked in. entertainment i guess
    If you don't like what is said or don't want to read it then pick another thread... you didn't get sucked into anything.... you are just here to blast me.... so Have fun

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    i feel sorry for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    i feel sorry for you
    Why????....

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    Default fuzzy math??????

    30 days, 2175 miles, 3 miles per hour 24 hours per day

    sorry is not the word for it

    GOOD LUCK

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    :banana Bannanas

    I have nothing further to add to this thread.
    The mountains are calling and I must go.......

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    ok here it is... Walking 72.5 miles a dayat present I walk a 12 minute mile and that is flatland as well as up hill with my pack... 8 miles in1 hr and 43 minutes....no running in volved just walking... So it is not impossible just demanding...wouldn't you agree???

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    the law of averages says you wont make it, mathamatics says you wont make it, most people say you wont make it, reality says you most likely will not make it, mother nature colud have a say in the matter, luck will play a huge part in the accomplishment and physical well being will be most needed... most things are stacked against you but like u say: who knows what ones physical limitations are until they are truly tested.... this might sound like im bashing you but its just what the reality facts are. i wish u the best of luck in your attempt and maybe as you pass new england i may offer you some out of the blue support.....good luck

    peace out , nitewalker

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    I'm not trying to be one of the haters here. I wish you the VERY best of luck, cause luck you will absolutely need (and more luck).

    I hope you can answer my questions without thinking i'm attacking you.

    First off, how can you maintain the same mph pace on flat ground as on up and down/rocky terrain like the AT? What happens when you hit the PA rocks or the White Mtns or Southern Maine, and cannot maintain 5 mph? How will you compensate?

    5mph is VERY impressive a speed to maintain all day. Even if you CAN do this, what happens when you need to go resupply? What happens when your waiting for the PO to close and you lose half a day? What happens when you get shin splints from walking so fast? (you WILL get them if you aren't extremely careful). Have you built in stretching time into your day? How much do you plan to sleep each night?

    Why are you choosing the month of May to attempt this? Have you considered potential conditions in late May in New England? Have you hiked in New England in May above treeline?

    Curious mind would like to know
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