Originally Posted by Splat_SA
I'd hate to think
but the name is apparently a Khoisan (Bushman) word meaning "couchgrass"...maybe translated in American to couch-potato ??
Couch-potato? Garies? A more inappropriate euphemism for our mileage motivated friend, I could not think of.
While we're on the subject of my esteemed riding companion: given the (extremely remote) possibility that there's one of you out there who's been utterly fascinated by this whole turgid episode and can just not face another day of life without a regular fix of my thrillingly gripping prose, I've started a retrospective piece on an Alaskan Ironbutt adventure that Gary, his brother Joe and I did a couple of years ago. It's at
and so far, there's already been some argument between Gary and I about just how far we traveled. So - dear readers - rest assured that in dealing with the events pertaining to this epic tale of human endurance and sensitized sphincters, your familiarity with my usually reliable sense of factual accuracy will once again prevail.