Bob Sihler wrote:Bob, is there any more context to this quote? While it could refer to runners, it might refer to rock climbing instead. Or both. Or something else. Without knowing the intent, it's hard to react.
I left it intentionally vague because it crops up in all sorts of situations and can refer to runners, climbers, cyclists, and others. Often of the form, "Why would anyone want to do "fill in the blank" in the Wilderness where they miss out on "fill in the other blank".