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gentleman from Fla?

Does anyone on this site remember a guy from Fla. that had a short answer for everyone,very sharp and pithy? When I first ventured on here, I never wanted to be "attacked" by him. He was great but scary!! I can't think of his name!

Posted by
311 posts

Yes!!!! I haven't seen any of his responses!! I loved them but wanted to duck if I put anything on line!!

Posted by
2261 posts

A typical Ed classic regarding the much discussed credit card for rental car insurance:

You don't know the financial situation of the people giving advice, nor should you. Undoubtedly some have all three cards, could put the price of the whole demolished car on one, and keep on traveling on the same card without having to drag the others out of their pocket.

I learned a lot in a very short time from this good fellow...

Posted by
1545 posts

Although blunt, I never perceived Ed's posts as mean spirited or nasty.

We all got great advice from him.

Posted by
311 posts

I agree! He gave great, to the point advice. I miss him too!! There seem to be a few wanna bes but there's only one ED!!

Posted by
4407 posts

Oh, Ed.

The 'gentleman' part threw me ;-)

I'm sure he's off during somewhere, adventuring...perhaps in a Speedo...

Posted by
8425 posts

I am guessing he went off to make more Dos Equis commercials.

Posted by
9420 posts

I loved Ed. I never interpreted his responses as attacks. I miss him.

I'm curious why this question is posted under Trip Reports?

Posted by
311 posts

I wasn't sure where to put it,no lost and found! and I wanted people to see it and maybe have Ed respond!!

Posted by
7025 posts

It's been a year since he posted. Unfortunately I think if he hasn't responded to queries by now, he's not going to - for whatever reason. I miss him too. He had so much knowledge about off the beaten path regions.

Posted by
2091 posts

I would hesitate to use the word gentleman in the same sentence. I had a love/hate relationship with his posts!

Posted by
3750 posts

I think he has indicated to someone that he will not be back here. He's moved on.

I never thought Ed was attacking anyone. He could be gruff. But he went out of his way to be helpful, answering some questions on this forum that no one else could have answered. He'd been everywhere, literally. He was especially helpful about hiking in Wales.

Posted by
2602 posts

I miss him, too. I sent him a private message in July of 2014 to thank him for his delightful blend of knowledge, wit and sarcasm and he replied "Sometimes the nutty questions just beg for a goofy answer".