• 09-13-2012
    Montana Rider
    Whatever you do (bikepacking), don't do this....
    Monk Found Wandering Naked After Eating Hallucinogenic Berries, Getting Lost | NBC4 Washington

    The naked man a hiker found wandering in a German forest was a monk who had accidentally eaten poisonous berries, according to a German news report.

    A hiker called police in Unterwössen, a Bavarian town right near the Austrian border, after he spotted the naked, scraped-up man staggering around in the woods, German tabloid TZ reported (link in German).

    The mysterious man declined the do-gooder hiker's help, but when police came they found him disoriented and cold and hospitalized him.

    It was discovered there that the man was a monk from a nearby town, Traunstein, on a camping trip by bicycle, according to TZ.

    After accidentally eating poisonous berries, he had had hallucinations and partial paralysis, wandered offand couldn't find his way back to his tent. it wasn't clear why he wound up naked.

    The monk survived without any serious health problems, and police credited the hiker who found him with helping to ensure he didn't suffer any more than he did.
  • 09-14-2012
    janowitz
    Wow, thats insane. Take care out there...
  • 09-14-2012
    intheways
    Crazy monk!
  • 09-14-2012
    TigWorld
    Hmmmm. The old "poisonous berries made me do it" excuse.

    ;)
  • 09-14-2012
    TobyGadd
    Someone needs to get that man a Red Bull sponsorship ASAP!
  • 09-14-2012
    woody.1
    Have a nice trip:thumbsup:

    Woody
  • 09-14-2012
    eredinger
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TigWorld View Post
    Hmmmm. The old "poisonous berries made me do it" excuse.

    ;)

    HA! :thumbsup:
  • 09-17-2012
    jmctav23
    yep, it's that time of year (in the northern hemisphere) for magic mushroom hunting.
  • 09-19-2012
    redfox1939
    Some tips If you are going on a hike or an expedition, carry a book with the names, pictures and descriptions of berries. This way you’ll know which berry you are looking at.

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  • 01-16-2013
    rifraf
    Doesnt sound like a fun day and I think hes taking his disguise too seriously for a teddy bears picnic
  • 01-17-2013
    stevland
    Hmmm....could be an emerging self-supported bikepacking race here. Start from your house. Ride to the wrong side of the tracks. Purchase and ingest LSD. 1st person to successfully make it back to their house wins.
  • 01-17-2013
    TobyGadd
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stevland View Post
    Hmmm....could be an emerging self-supported bikepacking race here. Start from your house. Ride to the wrong side of the tracks. Purchase and ingest LSD. 1st person to successfully make it back to their house wins.

    But once the secrets of the universe are revealed, returning home would be utterly pointless. Instead, whoever first merges with the star beams is the winner!
  • 01-17-2013
    midnightlost
    Next on Oprah: Naked Monk gives his side of the berry tale.

    I wonder how long this will take before you start hearing about teenagers getting high off poisonous berries.
  • 01-17-2013
    Moto Rider
    This is a good example that proves. You just can wander about without knowing the area that you traveling. Some basic survival skills can come in handy. :(
  • 01-20-2013
    mtbxplorer
    If the berries excuse doesn't work, stripping naked is often the last thing a hypothermic person does before dying. As I understand it, this occurs because of a combination of hypothermia affecting your decision-making, and feeling hot from your body's attempts to save your core and sacrifice your limbs.

    Good tip Montana (OP) :thumbsup:
  • 01-20-2013
    richwolf
    Perhaps he swallowed Bare ees :eekster:

    Being a religious man and all was he riding a cross bike???:confused: