/ Johnny Dawes interview in the Guardian
So how'd he steer the car whilst not inside it?
Hah. I remember Johnny doing a Q&A on here about eight years ago with JCT as interpreter/typist. He was insisting then what climbing told you 'what', not 'who' you really are. Times change, I guess.
Wonder which of his Gogarth climbs he's been repeating. Are there any others except Hardback T and Conan the L?
It is quite a common trick in some circles, I think the "yoof" terminology is "ghost riding". I wouldn't suggest it as a good idea :-)
cheers good article that . Just ordered the book on the strength of it . I find climbers autobiographies can be a little too introspective sometimes & thus difficult too read ( for me ) , so I often avoid them . I'm hoping this changes my view some what .
I've used a couple of well placed bungees in the past , personally I prefer urban surfing ( on the roof whilst somebody else drives ) , I'd love to do it on the roof of a high speed train one day .
On the back of a pick up stood upright surf style is hell of craic , at least until the vehicle spins out on a bend then into a ditch , thank heavens I was very very drunk .
And remember kids its not big & its not clever !
"I'd love to do it on the roof of a high speed train one day ."
My dad (former H+S auditor on the railways)told me that someone got electrocuted surfing a freight train when the train changed tracks onto a electrified line with overhead wires. The bloke had to be peeled off the top of the shipping container.
ooh messy Gethin very messy 80( .
Maybe I'll take it off the list of things I'd still like to try then.
> Hah. I remember Johnny doing a Q&A on here about eight years ago with JCT as interpreter/typist. He was insisting then what climbing told you 'what', not 'who' you really are. Times change, I guess.
I can remember a John Redhead Q&A, but not a Johnny Dawes one, I think you might have your climbers mixed up.
Oops, my apologies to jcm.
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