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« on: January 08, 2010, 11:19:10 AM »

As life gets more complicated and the years tick on I find that the time I have to skateboard, exercise and do the things that I love to be less and less.  The days of 5 hours curb sessions or spending all day at a pool are fewer and less appealing.  So, I have decided to skate to work once a week,  why?  Well, once I hit 35 things like big ollies and the newest trick became less important and just being on the board, enjoying being outside and riding became more important.  Also, doctor said I need more exercise, cholesterol is not the best.  So, my town, Boulder, Colorado has a really intricate system of mulit-use paths which virtually connect most of the city.  I have my wife drop me off within a few miles of my job and I skate in, it is quiet and peaceful and fast and fun.  I have put together a route that allows me to hit some fun ditches and ollie spots.  1 hour of skating before work!  Sweet.  Most people at my job ride bikes into the office, which I do the other days of the week,  but I find that skating into work really mellows me out for the day and gives me a great start to the day....[/size]

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 11:44:54 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 11:56:07 AM »

I used to have a job at UCSF in lived in the Upper Haight.   It was fun to get home in about 2 mins after bombing Parnassus and around the corner to Waller.   
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 12:07:34 PM »

Hey Johnny Copp

I skated SF back in the day. Always looked for the hills the Bones Brigade skated in Future Primitive. Tommy Guerrero ruled!

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 01:03:52 PM »

I try to skate for a little over an hour each morning before work. It absolutely improves the quality of my day. The drive from the park to work after a satisfying skate feels 20 times better than when I have to process the shame of giving in to the sleep fairy as I drive from my place directly to work.

I'm the most anti morning person ever, and I always feel fucking terrible when I wake up that early, so I rarely get all five days, which pisses me off because every night I'm all looking forward to skating. But then in morning when my alarm goes off the endless struggle resumes... I could get up and endure the ~45 minutes of freezing painful hell before I get to the park and start to warm/wake up or I could say fuck it and enjoy another 1-2 hours or delicious sleep. Sometimes a bigger reward in the long run can't beat instant gratification. But knowing it'll be worth it gets me out of bed more often than not.

Every once in awhile I get a week where I make all five days, and I reward myself by partying a little harder that weekend. I don't think I've ever gotten two weeks in a row.
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 04:31:50 PM »

good for you.  don't drop that shit. 36 isn't old. i'm 34 and i skate a bunch.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 06:15:19 PM »

good for you.  don't drop that shit. 36 isn't old. i'm 34 and i skate a bunch.

Same here.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 06:17:13 PM »

I'm 37 & rip it up like the young bucks.   Cool
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2010, 09:09:23 PM »

then aren't you a little old to be...

1-using emoticons?
2-colored font?
3-having a name like booty freak?

there's kids here, dude. try to set an example.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2010, 09:33:21 PM »

Will Skate for Food.
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2010, 09:34:19 PM »

then aren't you a little old to be...

1-using emoticons?
2-colored font?
3-having a name like booty freak?

there's kids here, dude. try to set an example.
hahaha
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2010, 09:56:03 PM »

then aren't you a little old to be...

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3-having a name like booty freak?

there's kids here, dude. try to set an example.
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 10:46:00 PM »

Hey bro's, it's all cool.........mellow...enjoy life, it's a short ride.

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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2010, 11:00:25 PM »

Haha, I used to skate to the philly cheese steak shop on my lunch breaks in a full suit and tie in downtown Walnut Creek.  Pushing super fast through traffic, it was great, lots of double takes and WTF looks.  Two times cops saw me and yelled/tried to stop me but I just ignored them and took a side street.  Good times  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2010, 06:58:16 AM »

I've always loved that part.  Since it came out. 
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