Imports to Brazil
can be cost prohibitive for those just wanting to jump in and
get a taste of LDP. Recently she's worked up an LDP shape via
a local board builder "BLACKBOARDS" and blogs
about it here.
sky darkened we moved onwards, running from a major storm for
quite a few hours!! We skated through light showers of rain for
a few hours, but by 11.00 pm on Saturday we were fighting a huge
thunder storm, and were forced the trek on foot for 3 hours!!
... sleeping turned into resting our eyes whist enduring a pleasant
spluttering of rain to the face! ..."
D-Rock 13.1-mile Memorial
1st Robin McGuirk
2nd Brandon Desjarlais
3rd Abel Cardenas
4th Conan Gay
5th Jonathon Brostowitz
and Cami Best at the Finish
Racers Paul Kent and Conan Gay on the left
Supporter Jordan Evans on the right
23 racers Day1,
15 racers Day2, and 13 made the gauntlet of Day3.
Paul astounded all with a 6:45
finish on the third day in near-100 degree heat.
Conan launched from the gate
and stayed with Paul for the first part of the morning, and just
behind them was a "peloton" of Joshua, Jeff, Billy,
Andrew, and James. Joshua split from this group and made his surge
toward the front, then I felt the effects of heat and pace after
a couple hours and pulled back a notch, reducing the peloton to
three. Jeff, Andrew and Billy stayed together until Cedartown
where Jeff committed himself to a faster pace -- and note he was
also on the injured list!! By the end, things turned around quite
a bit with everyone in the top six throwing down hard.
Greg Feiss pumped to a fast finish
on Day1 (as one-day racer), Luke Ayata knocked out most of Day2,
with Mario Trujillo pulling him out of a near-exhaustion situation,
and a badly injured Marion Karr still had a few pushes to send
us all off on Day3. Chadd Hall buttboarded to a 1st day finish
with a patented upper-body rubber-sole technique you'll have to
ask him about!
Cami Best aiding an injured Maribeth
McHugh all the way to the last day's finish summed up the true
spirit of the weekend. Unforgettable.
you Marion Karr, Skanunu Ken, Rockmart EMT, Chadd and Georgia
Hall, all the sponsors who donated time and schwag -- and everyone
else who supported this amazing, EPIC race!!!
"September 11, 2010 is
a day to be remembered in the evolution of longboard skateboarding.
450 skaters gathered in Toronto, Canada to raise awareness for
various non profits and the passion we share, longboarding.
The event exceeded attendance of previous years..."
I chalk up both ultras a huge success, due to setting a
new PB in Seattle, and for being part of Jo's highly successful
charity Skaiti by lending some energy, skating 100+ miles,
and meeting tons of stoked skaters from all over Europe.
were having Jack skate along with me on his Illuminati
during breaks in the rain, and especially skating alone
after dark for hour after hour with some killer tunes
to keep me company watching a big yellow moon battling
through the clouds. I covered 138 miles in total, slow
but steady. "
my story of a journey from Northen Thailand all the way down to
Singapore. I will do this trip for the love of longboarding, the
love of these beautiful countries and amazing people. I will also
do this in benefit for childhood cancer foundation, my goal is
to raise 50 000 sek, but hopefully I will raise a lot more."
was wet and sluggy but it dried up through the morning. The first
ten miles went well but it got a bit harder towards the fifty.
All the while it was energy gel, energy bombs, energy nut bars,
energy fruit bars, energy drink, ENERGY EVERYTHING! ..."
I've never heard of that before," said Michael Brooke, publisher
of the Canada-based skateboarding magazine Concrete Wave. "I've
heard of people pumping ... but that's unusual if they're going
for miles and miles."
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"My favorite point
at the end of the ride was around 109 miles in when I passed
a group of young male teens on the trail. They were hanging
out leaning against a building looking at me- here I was a slow,
pitiful-pumping, exhausted looking guy ... trying my damndest
to go a measly 7 miles an hour. Putting my head down as I skated
past, I expected the worst kind of criticism. Instead I got
four waves and a "Hey, nice longboard!" After that,
I felt great and finished the ride strong with my head held
We managed the
weekend on very little sleep, brand new miles and miles of chipsealed
roads, 95 degree temps, and Barefoot Ted conquered the hills
with grace. This was my third STP and hands down the best vibe
coming through the finish, feeling strong and realizing we want
another one of these sooner!
Thank you Dave
and Holly Nottingham for taking this shot of us!
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