Monthly Archives: August 2011

DIY Rink

Mr. Red is an auto journalist.  This means he sometimes has to go to exotic locales in order to eat expensive food and schmooze with other writers drive and review new cars and motorcycles.  That explains why this week he … Continue reading

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So Damn Cool It Doesn’t Need to Be Skating

This isn’t about skating at all, but it is about working doggedly and hard at something until you master it. My friend Kevin worked as an unsung writer for years, but he kept at it. He met and married a … Continue reading

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Your Coach Is Not Your Friend

I did not grow up as much of sports person.  Anyone who knows me is now saying “MUCH of a sports person? You hated all sports except swimming. You shocked and dismayed your whole family by not caring one whit … Continue reading

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I Am Covetous

Take a look at this video and guess what I really, REALLY want from it: Not the starring role in a classic movie. Not the pretty stripey dresses.  Not Streisand’s amazing singing voice. I want those  fantastic, gorgeous and totally … Continue reading

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Adrenaline Rush

Last night I did some practicing on going backwards.  I worked on the Mohawk Turn, skating around the figure circle backwards and skating on one foot backwards.  Now, this may sound like I actually DID these three things, but not … Continue reading

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True High Seas Adventures

If you like stories with humor, excitement, Cadbury Fruit & Nut Bars, injuries and dolphins (and who doesn’t?) check out my brother’s account of his latest race, the exciting Fastnet race in the North Sea.   When my brother is not … Continue reading

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Ouch

My knees are sore.  They kinda have to be, because skating requires you keep a bent-knee stance the whole time and unless you normally walk around in a crouch (Hey, I don’t know your life), it takes time to get … Continue reading

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