Flying Humans, Hoping to Land With No Chute – New York Times
My goal for 2008 is to lose enough weight and get into enough shape that I can start BASE jumping, learning how to do it, so that I can make a wingsuit jump, in the next five years.
No, I’m not kidding.
Here’s the thing: I don’t need to weight train or anything like that. I’m muscular as fuck. My calves are big around as most people’s thighs. I can dead-lift about 150 pounds without breaking a sweat and about 250 if I really strain. I can leg-press nearly 900 pounds.
It’s just covered with, well, fat. I’m like the Terminator if it was wrapped in marshmallow instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
So I’m gonna lose it. And I’m gonna learn to parachute. And then I’m gonna fly.
“I’m like the Terminator if it was wrapped in marshmallow instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger.”
You know, I think that even works as a description of your personality. Only the Terminator didn’t have a kukri.
Also, you aren’t wrapped in Summer Glau, either.
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