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(Metro)   Getting mugged is bad enough, but isn't walking 800 miles just so you don't "inconvenience" your family and authorities a little much?   (metro.co.uk) divider line 21
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2013-09-10 09:31:28 AM  
So?
 
2013-09-10 09:43:19 AM  
And I would walk 400 miles
And I would walk 400 more
 
2013-09-10 09:43:42 AM  
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AMATEUR.
 
2013-09-10 09:44:53 AM  
Maybe he was in shock when he began walking, then after it wore off he just said fark it and kept going?
 
2013-09-10 09:48:56 AM  
He must have hitchhiked or taken a train without paying. You don't walk 800 miles in 11 days.

And surviving on 2000 yen for eleven days in Japan is quite a feat.
 
2013-09-10 09:49:17 AM  
He walked 800 miles on about $20. Miso soup has to get farking boring part of the way through that.
 
2013-09-10 09:56:32 AM  

lucksi: He must have hitchhiked or taken a train without paying. You don't walk 800 miles in 11 days.


I missed the 11 days thing. That's 3 miles per hour which is not a rigorous pace except for it would have left him with no time to sleep.

Although regardless of the verisimilitude of this story I know people who have done crap likethis. "fark it, I'm never going to be 25 again in my life I'm going on the tramp for a while" and dropping out for a few months.
 
2013-09-10 10:10:29 AM  

lucksi: He must have hitchhiked or taken a train without paying. You don't walk 800 miles in 11 days.

And surviving on 2000 yen for eleven days in Japan is quite a feat.


This.  That's 3 marathon lengths a day.
 
2013-09-10 10:15:46 AM  
Let's see, 800 miles divided by 11 days. Carry the 2, take the coefficient of the quantum tangent, integrate, and... 72.7 miles per day! Where's the unlikely tag?
 
2013-09-10 10:27:46 AM  
My old roomate had to walk about 35 miles to get home after a weekend in lock up(Mary Jane related) because his cell phone was dead and he didn't know anyones phone number. He still smokes a lot if weed.
 
2013-09-10 10:31:51 AM  
I think it's more likely he just wanted to fark off for a bit and have an adventure on his own.  His story doesn't make any sense at all.
 
2013-09-10 10:38:52 AM  

Fjornir: lucksi: He must have hitchhiked or taken a train without paying. You don't walk 800 miles in 11 days.

I missed the 11 days thing. That's 3 miles per hour which is not a rigorous pace except for it would have left him with no time to sleep.

Although regardless of the verisimilitude of this story I know people who have done crap likethis. "fark it, I'm never going to be 25 again in my life I'm going on the tramp for a while" and dropping out for a few months.


Yeah, i mean I've done it, a few times.

I also like that this story is only tagged as:

#wow

Did Portland to LA in about three days once, had maybe like 30 bucks on me.
Trips like that prove the people can be both wonderful and terrible, i also didn't mind the cult recruiters, some of the best conversations on those rides.
 
2013-09-10 10:43:22 AM  
Who cares? A guy gets robbed and decides to go on an adventure hitchhiking across the country. It's not like he was one of those idiots who wander off in Alaska, he could have flagged down a cop at any time. He got a tan and a good story to tell.
 
2013-09-10 10:52:21 AM  
I just Google mapped it. The farthest I have walked home was 32.9 miles from a bar. I used to leave my credit/debit cards at home and only carry cash. My DD thought I hooked up and left so he went home without me andI  did not have enough cash for a cab so I said screw it and started walking. Not the best idea when you are wearing a suit and dress shoes. Half way on my journey I found and picked up a huge millipede and put it in my pocket because my roommate was big into bugs, he had about 50 tarantulas and various other creepy crawlies. Anyway about 10 miles later I reached into my pocket for my cigarettes and that freaking millipede "bit" me. I put bit in quotes because it may have just grabbed on to me with its legs but the point is I forgot I picked up a millipede and I freaked the F*** out. I fanally reached my house about 10 hours later and as soon as my head hit the pillow there was a knock at the door and I forgot that I had offered to watch my nephews for a few hours they were 10 months and 2 years old at the time. Worst day ever.
 
2013-09-10 10:56:34 AM  
I call bullshiat.  He somehow got rides for a big percentage of that journey.

/I doubt people in Japan are big about picking up hitchhikers.
//Could be wrong.
 
2013-09-10 11:01:07 AM  
This is a story of a man who got rolled by a "hooker" who was actually part of a gang that robbed him, and he didn't want to admit to his family that he was stupid enough to drive 800 miles for a prostitute and got mugged instead.
 
2013-09-10 11:31:44 AM  
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Was it this guy?
 
2013-09-10 11:40:52 AM  

Riche: I call bullshiat.  He somehow got rides for a big percentage of that journey.

/I doubt people in Japan are big about picking up hitchhikers.
//Could be wrong.


Somebody gave him a ride.

It takes about 80 kcal to walk a mile (depending on speed and weight, close enough). That's 64,000 kcal to walk 800 miles. Considering you can metabolize 4,000 kcal to burn a pound of excess weight, that would mean he would have had to lose 16 pounds in 11 days. Nope.
 
2013-09-10 11:55:23 AM  
Sounds autistic.
 
2013-09-10 01:09:25 PM  

Russ1642: Let's see, 800 miles divided by 11 days. Carry the 2, take the coefficient of the quantum tangent, integrate, and... 72.7 miles per day! Where's the unlikely tag?


Right next to the headline: img1.fark.net
 
2013-09-10 03:54:58 PM  
Here's a picture of the guy:
www.centives.net
 
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