Thanks Jason. You know, I like to pump a bit of hyperbole into my adventures and its all in good fun, but my experience the other day basically hurt me for a number of days to come. Kind of like getting a bad sunburn. the next time you are exposed, it takes no time before you are right back where you were when it got you. Kenny and others summed it up nicely, or rather, appropriately - heck, many of us have did what I did and fortunately, we pulled it off. When we read about 5ersker and Blindzman falling out doing my tribute/challenge cache (Baytown Bert's a cryin'), we look at it with curiousity and swear we are smarter than that, but the truth is, we are and we will routinely ignore the warning signs and go anyway.
I remember the first time I met you and Nebulus703 and I were doing the God-awful Alphabet series in GBP and you pulled up and told us your knee wouldn't allow you to continue. First off, I had no idea what esteemed company we were in, but you offered to shuttle us back after we were done and to this day, I realize not only what a sacrifice it was, but how much we needed it after bushwhacking through 9 feet elephant grass to the very end. The effects of my actions the other day didn't sink it until AFTER I exited the brush and I am not ashamed to admit it. On top of that, if folks will take my video serious and the words I wrote, then I may have just saved a life.