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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 10, 2010 - 08:37am PT
Button up that fiery red ass flap, Bump!
BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jul 11, 2010 - 11:01am PT
Thanks, Steve, for bumping this thread; it's probably the funniest dialogue of any thread I've seen here on the Taco. And it's not complete without its complementary thread:

http://supertopo.com/climbers-forum/759442/The_definitive_Canadian_climbing_underwear_thread

Thanks to all who contributed to these threads; you've made my morning...

Ken
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 11, 2010 - 11:59am PT
It's a Northwest thing, Ken. We like to have too much fun. The weather makes you silly.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2010 - 12:01pm PT
THe weather makes YOU silly, silly :-)


I'm quite normal really.










No, really.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 11, 2010 - 12:20pm PT
Normal for a silly person...

I like the weather here and I like silly also. I even cultivate silly. Well, someday perhaps.
BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jul 11, 2010 - 03:27pm PT
To each his/her own regarding the weather (and everything else!). It DOES SEEM that you PNW folks are a bit modest, considering the titles of these 2 threads and that there wasn't much in the way of "fantastic red underwear" photos on either thread. So I thought I'd contribute some local color from my swim this morning...

BooDawg preparing to sample the water near his home.
BooDawg preparing to sample the water near his home.
Credit: BooDawg
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2010 - 08:31pm PT
Boo - You swine!!! That swimmin' looks FABULOUS. Tho' I have to say we might be able to get into the drink this week without massive shrinkage (the males of the species ) or turning into something with 2,002 goosebumps ( the females of the species ).

It's been a Long Time since I was swimming in seawater I'd describe as "warm" . 'Bout 23 years I think :-O
BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jul 11, 2010 - 09:47pm PT
We have something in common then, Tami; itís been more than 23 years since I swam in any water that Iíd consider really cold. But I do remember one snowstorm in the Valley during the late 60ís when maybe ten of us (some of whom post on ST!) had a mescalade party and were running around the woods and meadows. At one point we came down to the river and, buzzing and sweating on the extra vibes & energy, we got naked and dove into the river, just as some rafts of snow came floating down! Talk about SHRINKAGE AND GOOSEBUMPS! Somehow the COLD didnít really register on our bodies, but we still had sense enough to know that we needed to get dry and warm soon. Ahhh! The wildness of youth! The Taco helps bring back the memoriesÖ

I like silly too!

Anyone got a guess about how cold the water in Puget Sound might be when I arrive in Seattle in mid-August?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 11, 2010 - 09:49pm PT
At your service. http://green.kingcounty.gov/swimbeach/
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2010 - 10:02pm PT
Just spoke to my mum who's been swimming in the saltchuck for the past few days. She said this weekend it was "mixed" meaning tolerable at high tide but, during neap tides - or at half-tide - will make your bits turn blue and fall off.

Dependin' on where you are in PS in Aug, it might be okay on the bits or you might wanna bring a net ( or Annette to keep you warm ) to pick up your frozen blue bits when they have fallen off.


Or something like that.
BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jul 11, 2010 - 11:04pm PT
Thanks Anders for the link to the swim opportunities in the Seattle area. I fished salmon during the summer of '83 out of Seattle (actually the fishing was in SE AK), and I remember Lake Washington was quite reasonable, even enjoyable, temperature wise...

Anders' map link reminds me that I have relatives who live on Mercer Island; I have fond memories of waterskiing there during the Seattle World's Fair, the year I climbed Mts. Rainier & St. Helens with my father and brother.

Tami, What is the "saltchuck," a river??? It sounds pretty cold in PS!

Maybe I'll just hold out for The Merced River between El Portal and Briceburg or even Tenaya Lake. Definitely Hot Creek or other hot springs on the Eastside... Looking forward to it all...

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 12, 2010 - 09:14pm PT
Sh#t howdy! You go away from the retardnet for a couple of days and what do you find when you come back? Yer own goddam underwear being discussed in public.

Well, what the hell, if that's what turns you folks on, who am I to argue? Just make sure you wash the sheets afterward, and no one will care.

But I do feel another story coming on. Tami and I had more than one adventure, and if y'all are getting off on our underwear stories...
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Transporter Room 2
Jul 12, 2010 - 10:04pm PT
As long as it's Utterly Fantastic, or Red, or both.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 12, 2010 - 10:09pm PT
Ghost's Red Sargeant Prestons beats Neutered Gingrich by at least a couple of stones.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 12, 2010 - 10:17pm PT
I'm scared to ask.


but in the end I won't


Really....

I just don't wanna know the rules to "worms".
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 13, 2011 - 05:35pm PT
Fantastic Red Underbumpers...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 14, 2011 - 05:56pm PT
And Exotic Overbloomers...
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
May 15, 2011 - 09:34am PT
Utterly Fantastic.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 31, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Resurrect the Union Suit of Red!

Here's one for the shiny cog at Pigeon Point, hard at it at home and in need of distraction. Wave the red flag...
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 31, 2013 - 04:07pm PT
BumpWorthy. OMG, yes.
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