Yet another Holm and Hoover Story

In the Wednesday, October 16th Globe and Mail there was an article on Kris
Holm and Nathan Hoover’s trip to Bhutan (Old news, yes, but not to most
readers)

Anyway, The Globe and Mail is, according to the publisher, “Canada’s
National Newspaper” and it has, I believe, the largest circulation of any
Canadian newspaper.

The entire article (without the pretty photographs) is online at:

Alex

Leeches, Yuck!

Re: Yet another Holm and Hoover Story

“john_childs” <john_childs.cp410@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
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>
> > The yeti, however, wasn’t the only beast the riders had to be wary of.
> > Hiking up muddy mountain paths at the start of monsoon season, it is
> > impossible to avoid the much more common Bhutanese leeches. In
> > trailside pools, under rocks, and even hanging from the dense
> > vegetation, the leeches always found a way to get beneath their
> > clothing.
> >
> > “We just had to laugh at what a bizarre element it added to our
> > hiking,” Mr. Hoover says. “It also added a new challenge to the
> > riding. There’s no way you want to fall over into some leech-infested
> > mud.”
> >
>
> Leeches, Yuck!

At one point, several per square foot!! All struggling to get into Sean’s
socks.

—Nathan

Re: Re: Yet another Holm and Hoover Story

Nathan-

There must be a metric dimension for leeches per unit area. Do you know what it is?

Re: Yet another Holm and Hoover Story

Certainly. In metric dimensions, one talks about ‘leeches per square meter’.
This is simply because the number is much more impressive than if measured
in leeches per square centimeter. What this has to do with unicycling is
farfetched usually, but at the time it was very important. The highest
number I personally counted in Bhutan was 54 leeches/sq meter. That is
something to be very concerned about when you’re riding on a 0.2m wide
sloping path of slippery mud.

—Nathan

“harper” <harper.cq9oz@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
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> Nathan-
>
> There must be a metric dimension for leeches per unit area. Do you know
> what it is?

WOW. Did anyone fall into a pile of these leaches? That would suck.

Nathan, do you know when Into The Thunder Dragon will be shown on OLN?

-Mike