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Old 03-15-10, 10:42 PM
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I'm More Than Just A Rider

I'm a skater! Well sort of! Put the RollerBlades on for the first time in 12 years (counted them). Man was I shakey for the first ten minutes. I had this crazy idea that I should try to do a 25 mile skate on SART. About 2 minutes into the ride, err I mean trip, I was thinking "forget it!". I headed back to the truck when something clicked and eventhough I wasn't back in form, I was skating again.

I think part of the problem was that I tried to start out on the Thompson Trail, it aint flat like Gina said it was. Lots of bumps and a ton of dogwalkers. At one point, I was just standing on the side of the trail some dogs were showing aggression as their owners tried to hold them back with leash. Geeze, this aint the place!

So I hopped skipped over to another section finding a somewhat empty parkinglot to do a few circles for some practice. I'm still shakey and stiff but it's a good sign that I can do the 25 miles with a little practice.

Gina came along on the hybrid for support so it's bike related!

Heck I did 4.5 miles today and only fell once at a park. Ya know, when you hit the ground at 240 lbs, everybody in the park knows it!

4.5 miles out on the first try after 12 years, I think I can do the 25 sumtime this summer!

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that's dope man... i want to try some blades too... i used to play ice hockey for a team in high school, and used to roller blade all over my town... but since i got the playstation i never got back on them... lol...



i have never seen any rollerbladers over at the trails i hit... i wonder why...
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Originally Posted by gumbii View Post
i have never seen any rollerbladers over at the trails i hit... i wonder why...
I see a few on the Santa Ana River Trail, they make it look so easy. I tried on a trail that's unfamiliar to me, Geeze, broken pavement, crack, bumps, it was hard to even get going. On a nice smoother trail LIke SART, I think it'll be much more fun!

I used to skate backwards, sprint etc, but today, I was lucky to stay upright, mostly!
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i'm also nervous to try...


keep us posted on your trips...
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Old 03-16-10, 12:49 AM
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Cool!
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That's great cross training. I haven't skated in 15 years. But I'm too scared to do it now. I don't need anymore broken bones. You need a helmet, some knee pads and elbow pads. Or is that too geeky?

I see skaters on the LA River Trail all the time. And they're pretty fast. You can only get better. Keep skatin Beanz.
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You forgot to wear the rainbow headband and the Walkman.
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Get some wrist braces. If you fall you usually catch yourself with your hands and wrists are easy to snap. I saw a lady in the ER once with casts on both wrists from a rollerblading fall.
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I will hav to invest in some safety things before I try a long distance. I know falling while a little tired can do some serious stuff to the wrists etc. I shold have had a helmet but I had a hard time deciding between the helmet and the rainbow headband, to be fair, I avoided both this time!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post

Heck I did 4.5 miles today and only fell once at a park. Ya know, when you hit the ground at 240 lbs, everybody in the park knows it!
You wouldn't have been on those about 4 AM this morning, would you? The radio said something about an earthquake, but **********??
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Originally Posted by Hillbasher View Post
You wouldn't have been on those about 4 AM this morning, would you? The radio said something about an earthquake, but **********??
What the........!

I did wake up at about 4 am. Later Gina told me about the quake, maybe it was what woke me up.
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You forgot to wear the rainbow headband and the Walkman.
And a parrot on your shoulder. Or a big snake wrapped around your neck.
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And a parrot on your shoulder. Or a big snake wrapped around your neck.
Uhhm I'll take the parrot! Any dude that wants a big snake anywhere around his neck region is kinda freaky to me!
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Allright beanz here's mine,and part of the reason i ride now,ripping your knee into 2 is never good,and believe it or not all of this was filmed after and never had surgery. never did roller blade, but probably good cross training type of thing.
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Allright beanz here's mine,and part of the reason i ride now,ripping your knee into 2 is never good,and believe it or not all of this was filmed after and never had surgery. never did roller blade, but probably good cross training type of thing.
Holy Smokes you are CRAZY!...But I guess you wouldn't be that good if you weren't.....I've seen vids of inline skaters doing similar tricks, uhhhh not fer me thank you!
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Originally Posted by nvrlnd7 View Post

Allright beanz here's mine,and part of the reason i ride now,ripping your knee into 2 is never good,and believe it or not all of this was filmed after and never had surgery. never did roller blade, but probably good cross training type of thing.
i like the music... very tastefull compared to other thrasher type skate videos... good stuff...
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Let me know if you want give it another try! I will join you...I start at 8 mile mark and much more smoother all the way to the PCH
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Let me know if you want give it another try! I will join you...I start at 8 mile mark and much more smoother all the way to the PCH
Cool! I do need more practice first I was thinking of making the rollertrip in the summer.
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