Walking is like sex...
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George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Walking is like sex... on 12/02/2008 08:11:05 MST Print View

according to:

The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, Philosophy, and Literature of Pedestrianism
By Geoff Nicholson

Walking, he says, is like sex: "basic, simple, repetitive activities...capable of great sophistication and elaboration. They can be completely banal and meaningless, and yet they can also involve great passions and adventures. Both can lead you into strange and unknown territories: a walk on the wild side."

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Walking is like sex... on 12/02/2008 08:55:02 MST Print View

Lol...well, I'd say they have that about right ;-)

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: Walking is like sex... on 12/02/2008 09:24:18 MST Print View

and like sex, is far more enjoyable when it's not solo. :)

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Walking on 12/02/2008 10:06:56 MST Print View

After 25 years of marriage..........nevermind, not gonna go there. I do still walk though.

Richard Matthews
(food) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Walking is like sex... on 12/02/2008 13:27:26 MST Print View

Neither is made better by speed.

Michael Crosby
(djjmikie) - MLife

Locale: Ky
Re: Walking is like sex... on 12/02/2008 13:34:08 MST Print View

Both are made better with experence and good techneque.

Edited by djjmikie on 12/02/2008 13:34:47 MST.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Walking is like sex... on 12/02/2008 22:34:03 MST Print View

"Walking, he says, is like sex: "basic, simple, repetitive activities...capable of great sophistication and elaboration."

I don't know... there are certain 'repetitive motions of great sophistication and elaboration' in one that I wouldn't replicate in the other -- not on a public trail anyway...

Edited by ben2world on 12/03/2008 00:21:58 MST.

Rod Lawlor
(Rod_Lawlor) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Re: Walking is like sex... on 12/03/2008 00:11:45 MST Print View

Is it a problem that I like to do one of them with my wife, and the other with my mates?

(Actually the other one isn't too bad with my wife either)

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Walking is like sex... on 12/03/2008 00:21:32 MST Print View

Both can leave you exhausted and sweaty ...

Dirk Rabdau
(dirk9827) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Walking is like sex.... on 12/03/2008 00:51:33 MST Print View

...in needless equipment can ruin both.

Tony Beasley
(tbeasley) - MLife

Locale: Pigeon House Mt from the Castle
Re: Walking is like sex.... on 12/03/2008 13:43:16 MST Print View

While reading some studies into the effect of boots and shoes on ankle sprains I came across this conclusion.

>Sex does not appear to be a risk factor for suffering an ankle sprain.

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Re ; Wlaking is like sex....... on 12/03/2008 14:22:18 MST Print View

>Sex does not appear to be a risk factor for suffering an ankle sprain

How about in an elevator if you weigh 140 pounds, and your wife 200 pounds? :)

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Re ; Wlaking is like sex....... on 12/03/2008 14:36:56 MST Print View

ankle sprain: Well, I suppose if one insists on quiet sex, then ankle sprain is not an issue.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re ; Walking is like sex....... on 12/03/2008 15:10:25 MST Print View

Not to mention 'angry sex', handcuffs, leather straps, whips -- ankle sprain is the least of it. Oh wait, wrong forum! Sorry!

Edited by ben2world on 12/03/2008 15:11:17 MST.

Richard Matthews
(food) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Re ; Walking is like sex....... on 12/03/2008 15:25:09 MST Print View

Ben,

Please see Dirk's post.

With adequate enthusiasm an ankle sprain is possible.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re:Sex does not appear to be a risk factor for suffering an ankle sprain. on 12/03/2008 16:13:57 MST Print View

They've obviously never tried the Bulgarian perversion.

Rick Cheehy
(kilgoretrout2317) - F

Locale: Virginia
Re: Re: Re ; Walking is like sex....... on 12/03/2008 16:25:44 MST Print View

Both do sound the same when everyone involved is wearing cuben fiber.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Walking is like sex... on 12/03/2008 16:37:59 MST Print View

Can I recommend some protection when you enter wet areas ? You may not feel at one with nature but it can be safer.
Franco

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: Walking is like sex... on 12/03/2008 18:08:42 MST Print View

George - congratulations on revealing the fetishes and perversions of our little community. Freud would have a field-day. :)