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  •  I've Had Maybe Ten Concusions (3+ / 0-)

    in my life. I like to run and jump off of things. Do things that maybe are not smart. But when that happened it was kind of a big issue. I didn't think it was, but my parents sure did.

    My parents never said, hey pull back that skateboard and ride down that hill again.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 08:05:19 AM PST

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    •  Boards, egads. (2+ / 0-)
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      webranding, Hey338Too

      The University of Utah, which I live about 2 blocks from (Salt Lake City), seems to be a haven for longboard enthusiasts. When walking on the campus in the evenings we are often passed by groups of longboarders organized in what can only be described by this bicyclist as pace lines. Luckily you can hear them from a long way off so you can get out of their way.

      For miles downhill from the campus you have to be watchful of individual boarders who actually commute home on longboards. The most radical one I ever saw was going down 5th South where it s-curves into 4th South and drops a couple of hundred feet at the same time. That street is 3 lanes on each side, and this fellow was in the center lane, moving at maybe 15 mph. But he was just starting his run, I'm sure he got up a lot more speed by the bottom.

      To get back uphill they usually use the TRAX light rail system, or walk. They're in great shape. Or rather the survivors are. One of them got killed from the effects of hitting a manhole cover in the dark at sufficient speed. That was in a mountainy town in the southern part of the Salt Lake valley, though.

      Moderation in most things.

      by billmosby on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 08:35:52 AM PST

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