It started by his unusual habit of laying the trail with flour covered tennis balls to achieve the perfect circular marks in which you recognise long years of experience in laying Hash runs.
At least it captured our attention to see this ball bouncing , then esoteric signs for the virgins were explained.
The group split into the walkers group led by Sleeping Sex whose challenge for not getting lost to follow the tram line from Porte de Versailles to Cite universitaire – Parc Montsouris and back to point A , and the runners group very enthusiastic at the ideas of discovering new spots in Paris.
The hare disappeared and to know why we had to find our way most of the times to the beer stop where he confessed it took him 3 1/2 hours to lay the trail, what a devotion to our community ! This is a little bit more than the first half of the trail on the map : 8.5 km !!!! and imagine the crookest line you can find to go back to Porte de Versailles from Montsouris to have ani dea of what was expecting us .
But we were young and unexperienced, and started at quite a regular pace in the streets of the 15th arrondissement . We then met , for the French only, the statue of a well known French artist . If I sing to you “Gare au gorille” ,” une jolie fleur dans une peau de vache, une jolie vache deguisee en fleur” , or les amoureaux qui se becotent sur les bancs publics, bancs publics … you will recognise Georges Brassens I hope …
But the uncultured pack ignored the statue and preferred to pose on the donkey statue of François-Xavier Lalanne, who was also famous for inspiring Serge Gainsbourg another passed away French artist for his album L’homme à la tete de choux :
“Je suis l’homme à la tête de chou
Moitié légume moitié mec
Pour les beaux yeux de Marilou
Je suis allé porter au clou
Ma Remington et puis mon break
J’étais à fond de cale à bout
De nerfs, j’avais plus un kopeck…
Then after this greenery we discovered the streets of the 14th arrondissement , paused at the bottom of a light house , ran around a Boulangerie Poilane , starved in front of galette des rois , lack of glucose after 6 k of running probably .
Naughty ways escorted us in this adventure , trying to fix the pack , several times scattered all over in multiple directions at star check point .
But where is this f…….beer stop promised by the hare.
But as you know Parc Montsouris is not really close to Porte de Versailles , unless you cheat with the walkers and take the tram : Egg Spurt, Ball Bearing and Just Laurie were punished for that later in the circle.
What was left from the runners pack took the challenge to joint the point A , we were tempted to follow the tram line but we managed to find the trail zig zagging in the alleys of the Cite Internationale, and finally got to the On In .
Ooh Ka la was duly honoured for his contribution to the Paris Hash and had the opportunity to misman his circle as the Religious advisor and punished the FRBs Saving Private Ryan and The Anarchist . Just Laurie was introduced to the Group as a virgin.
Egg Spurt explained to us how you can be screwed four times when travelling abroad .
And the circle broke after the Hash Hymn.
We wish you Ooh La la a nice trip to Manila, send us some news from the hash community there and hope to see you again when visiting Paris.