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(Boulder Daily Camera)   Colorado town marshal resigns for being too high   (dailycamera.com) divider line 40
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2014-08-25 05:17:01 PM  
Mayor Towelie?
 
2014-08-25 05:44:32 PM  
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Too high, you say?
 
2014-08-25 06:17:59 PM  
Nederland, huh? The town where Boulder-stereotypes actually exist? It was probably more like:

"Geez, there are dope smoking hippies and transients everywhere I look. Let's get 'em, boys."

"Actually Chief, a couple of those folks are on the city council, one's a reserve officer, and the rest are critical to our town's economy."

"This altitude sucks. I'm out."
 
2014-08-25 07:19:31 PM  
A town at 8000+ feet called Nederland? Someone had an acute sense of humor.
 
2014-08-25 07:22:35 PM  

bearded clamorer: [img.fark.net image 350x517]

Too high, you say?


Too farkING high!! BLAM BLAM BLAM

/Man I miss the outrageous car commercials of yesteryear
 
2014-08-25 07:26:16 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: bearded clamorer: [img.fark.net image 350x517]

Too high, you say?

Too farkING high!! BLAM BLAM BLAM

/Man I miss the outrageous car commercials of yesteryear


I almost just quoted that movie in another thread.  "No, ma'am, that's yellow primer."
 
2014-08-25 07:26:20 PM  
Weed
 
2014-08-25 07:26:34 PM  
www.american-buddha.com
 
2014-08-25 07:36:41 PM  
Nederland is a community of dope growers, hermits, mountaineering enthusiasts, and stoners.

When I attended CU, Nederland and Gold Hill were where the weed came from.  Almost all of it.  And a lot of shrooms and acid.

Some really good raw hash, too.

I can't imagine it's any different now.
 
2014-08-25 07:37:51 PM  
Yeah, no.  I was stationed in Fort Campbell and Fort Bragg, and I had no problems acclimating to Colorado.  We gave our guys a week to get back to their original lowland run times.  After that, you were a waste of oxygen.  This man is a waste of oxygen.
 
2014-08-25 07:42:05 PM  
Also, i can't imagine Matheney didn't have any clue about the cannabis economy in Nederland before he started.

Hell, put some hair on the dude and he looks like he coulda fit in at any of the party frats on University Hill in Boulder.
 
2014-08-25 07:47:12 PM  
"Matheney addressed the community at a recent town board meeting to respond to rumors that included his leaving because of an attack by aliens . . . ."

Sounds like a great place to work.
 
2014-08-25 08:00:43 PM  
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www.bobspixels.com
 
2014-08-25 08:02:24 PM  

Raoul Eaton: "Matheney addressed the community at a recent town board meeting to respond to rumors that included his leaving because of an attack by aliens . . . ."

Sounds like a great place to work.


The owls are not what they seem.
 
2014-08-25 08:07:06 PM  
Eating donuts takes it out of a person.
 
2014-08-25 08:15:24 PM  

Raoul Eaton: "Matheney addressed the community at a recent town board meeting to respond to rumors that included his leaving because of an attack by aliens . . . ."

Sounds like a great place to work.


Of course they leave out the most important piece of information: was there an alien attack or not??
 
2014-08-25 08:18:05 PM  
It only takes a couple weeks to acclimate. Drink lots of water in the meantime.
 
2014-08-25 08:31:48 PM  
I went to Denver to visit b-i-l and s-i-law in May. I was in the area for ten days. Never got used to the altitude. We went to Central City to play the slots and I was sicker than hell all day. Couldn't eat, drink, smoke. Just look like a zomby the whole time we were the. We got back down to Denver and I could actually breathe again.

/can't wait to go visit again, though.
 
2014-08-25 08:37:40 PM  

CJHardin: Yeah, no.  I was stationed in Fort Campbell and Fort Bragg, and I had no problems acclimating to Colorado.  We gave our guys a week to get back to their original lowland run times.  After that, you were a waste of oxygen.  This man is a waste of oxygen.


One week? No. Three days will get you acclimated the absence of exercise. It'll take several weeks to generate enough red blood cells to get a person back to something near lowland run times.
 
2014-08-25 08:38:48 PM  

WTFDYW: I went to Denver to visit b-i-l and s-i-law in May. I was in the area for ten days. Never got used to the altitude. We went to Central City to play the slots and I was sicker than hell all day. Couldn't eat, drink, smoke. Just look like a zomby the whole time we were the. We got back down to Denver and I could actually breathe again.

/can't wait to go visit again, though.


Cut down on the drinking and smoking. You'll be okay.
 
2014-08-25 08:47:22 PM  
img.fark.net
/uh... oblig?
 
2014-08-25 08:47:48 PM  
I thought the Nederlands were right at sea level?
 
2014-08-25 08:49:00 PM  
i'm going to guess this guy has sleep apnea or something and the lower levels of oxygen merely combined with another issue.

i'm not sayin' we're all built the same but 6mo at under 10,000 ft altitude and you have problems, you have problems.

/hello CO, my lil wonderland
 
2014-08-25 08:49:03 PM  

ChubbyTiger: CJHardin: Yeah, no.  I was stationed in Fort Campbell and Fort Bragg, and I had no problems acclimating to Colorado.  We gave our guys a week to get back to their original lowland run times.  After that, you were a waste of oxygen.  This man is a waste of oxygen.

One week? No. Three days will get you acclimated the absence of exercise. It'll take several weeks to generate enough red blood cells to get a person back to something near lowland run times.


Your experience may vary.  I was training my guys for Afghanistan and there was no excuses for that failure.  Sure, some took a bit longer than others to get it back down to their original times, but the majority of my guys were able to do it.  The slowpokes got to run with me in the evening as well as the morning.  We got there on Friday evening and they got the weekend to acclimate with no cardio.  Monday was a 6 mile run.
 
2014-08-25 08:50:35 PM  
He's just scared of the frozen dead guy in the Tuff Shed.
 
2014-08-25 08:53:40 PM  

10up: WTFDYW: I went to Denver to visit b-i-l and s-i-law in May. I was in the area for ten days. Never got used to the altitude. We went to Central City to play the slots and I was sicker than hell all day. Couldn't eat, drink, smoke. Just look like a zomby the whole time we were the. We got back down to Denver and I could actually breathe again.

/can't wait to go visit again, though.

Cut down on the drinking and smoking. You'll be okay.


I did drink a lot of beer. didn't feel like smoking cigs though, which is good.
 
2014-08-25 09:26:11 PM  
If the air's that thin, it's less resistance to work against too. GBTFW.
 
2014-08-25 09:32:38 PM  
That is not ironic. At best, I think it can be considered a shiatty pun, which we know is something Fark can't get the hell enough of.
 
2014-08-25 09:34:33 PM  

ReverendJynxed: If the air's that thin, it's less resistance to work against too. GBTFW.


Observation: i actually believe my car air vents blow with more force at lower altitude; i can feel the diff. on a cross country road trip.

half the earth's air is within a mile of it's surface we are def. living in a puddle of slime with some bubblin' gases on top.
 
2014-08-25 09:46:03 PM  

CJHardin: ChubbyTiger: CJHardin: Yeah, no.  I was stationed in Fort Campbell and Fort Bragg, and I had no problems acclimating to Colorado.  We gave our guys a week to get back to their original lowland run times.  After that, you were a waste of oxygen.  This man is a waste of oxygen.

One week? No. Three days will get you acclimated the absence of exercise. It'll take several weeks to generate enough red blood cells to get a person back to something near lowland run times.

Your experience may vary.  I was training my guys for Afghanistan and there was no excuses for that failure.  Sure, some took a bit longer than others to get it back down to their original times, but the majority of my guys were able to do it.  The slowpokes got to run with me in the evening as well as the morning.  We got there on Friday evening and they got the weekend to acclimate with no cardio.  Monday was a 6 mile run.


That's a quick metabolic response (2,3-BPG) that helps compensate, but you'll never get sea level endurance performance three days into an altitude stint. An otherwise in-shape guy might be able to do the 6 mile run after 3 days, but not nearly as fast as he could have done it before. RBC production to increase O2 carrying capacity takes longer to ramp up. It would also depend on whether they were trying for best time or just to make a cutoff - the latter is easier.
 
2014-08-25 10:21:06 PM  
Altitude sickness no joke. I was a morbidly obese smoker that lived just above sea level when I went to spend a week with my dad at 8900 feet.

I left after 5 days and barely made it to the car.

I went back 5 years later, 200lbs lighter, and non-smoking and was fine. I even spent about 6 hours a day over 10k alpine skiing and lived.
 
2014-08-25 10:21:34 PM  
Did you ever enforce the law... on Weed?
 
2014-08-25 10:23:08 PM  

ChubbyTiger: That's a quick metabolic response (2,3-BPG) that helps compensate, but you'll never get sea level endurance performance three days into an altitude stint. An otherwise in-shape guy might be able to do the 6 mile run after 3 days, but not nearly as fast as he could have done it before. RBC production to increase O2 carrying capacity takes longer to ramp up. It would also depend on whether they were trying for best time or just to make a cutoff - the latter is easier.


He's military, there's no reason that they have to acclimatize in a week except that they say so, therefore, it takes a week.

Lived up here most of my life now.  Some people cannot get used to it, some people get older and can no longer maintain adequate O2 saturation levels and move to lower altitude.

Takes about 3 weeks to do the complete job, FWIW, but a good portion happens in the first two weeks.
 
2014-08-25 11:03:42 PM  
People in the military tend to be very young as well.
 
2014-08-26 12:24:48 AM  
You might think it's easy spending a lot of time up there, but it's not as easy as it seems. A thousand foot height in altitude can affect the ability to function, and even higher, more so. Wife and kids didn't think it'd be hard going to Sandia peak, at 10,700 feet, but once you drive up, just completing the last few stairs to the top takes the wind out of you. Staying for an extended period, presumably like this guy, can be deleterious. I've heard many stories in the past over people in Denver suffering from altitude sickness. I've ridden on a few rides, on my bicycle, in the Santa Fe area, and climbing mountains, when you start out at 7k feet, and go up from there, really puts your lungs to the test.
A couple years ago, riding in Texas, at about 700 feet altitude, seemed like biking in soup. Humid though.
 
2014-08-26 12:28:40 AM  
Was his mouth dry? Cause if it is, you're pretty high.
 
2014-08-26 12:53:23 AM  

BlackMtnMan: He's just scared of the frozen dead guy in the Tuff Shed.


Oh Ned. Stay weird.
 
2014-08-26 12:54:12 AM  

grokca: Was his mouth dry? Cause if it is, you're pretty high.


I said, "Look, man. Come down here."
 
2014-08-26 02:36:31 AM  

Epic Fap Session: "Geez, there are dope smoking hippies and transients everywhere I look. Let's get 'em, boys."

"Actually Chief, a couple of those folks are on the city council, one's a reserve officer, and the rest are critical to our town's economy."


No, Nederland used to be run by the stoners for the stoners.  The sheriff used to serve as a placeholder; the town had to have their own LEO in order to avoid being included in some other jurisdiction, but he was expected to leave things alone.  But all that changed when the rich assholes began building their McMansions and expecting actual law enforcement.
 
2014-08-26 04:20:31 PM  
Did he consider becoming sheriff in Death Valley?
 
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