[rec.bicycles] Looking for HASHERS

smith@theory.cs.cmu.edu (Sean Smith) (10/23/88)

(I've posted this to groups where hashers might be lurking.  To avoid further
cluttering up the net, PLEASE RESPOND VIA E-MAIL.  If you must post, please 
post to misc.misc    Thanks!)


(If you don't know what hashing is but are interested, then read the
paragraph at the end, after the signature.)

I got started in this strange activity a few years ago in New Jersey.  I
got involved in the Pittsburgh group when I came out here last year.  To
my surprise, I recently discovered that a large fraction of us are online.
Having already run into some hashers from other places via the net, I had an 
idea: if we had a mailing list or newsgroup sort of thing with maybe fifty
people representing a dozen hashes or so, what a great way to trade stories
and interhash information!  

So get in touch if you're interested.

--Sean    (hashname unprintable)

Sean W. Smith				smith@theory.cs.cmu.edu
Dept. of Computer Science		KA3EEX
Carnegie-Mellon University	
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890		on-on!

For those of you are wondering what this is all about:

Hashing is a sport founded by British army officers in Malaysia in 1938 who
wanted to work up a thirst before going to their favorite tavern, the Hash
House.   Hashing is cooperative and non-competitive in nature, and consists
of following an obscurely marked trail through unusual terrain-- swamps,
junkyards, sewers, forests-- in search of beer. There are several hundred
hashing clubs worldwide; one of them happens to be right here in the Iron
City.  The Pittsburgh hashes tend to be four to eight miles of intermittent 
running, and while there is one known hashing fatality (in Burma-- someone 
fell off a waterfall), the worst that's happened on a Pittsburgh hash are 
twisted ankles, poison ivy, and the occasional trespassing arrest.