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Kids & Adults Criminals for Skating or Biking Commerce GA

Let's face it, when it comes to banning healthy if sometimes risky athletic pastimes of youngsters and adults, city councils are forgetting those freedoms they so often talk about at election time, when the specific freedom in question doesn't involve something they want to do. They even forget that adults are affected by laws they pass to control children. You can hear the "let's keep government off the little guy's back" whenever it suits them, but the really little guy or group had better watch out because everybody else for sure knows what's best for them.

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Rollerblading in Gay Paris, Tennessee Williams, Golden Panthers, Electric Smile

Now and then...OK every day...I'm transported back to moments...this time standing by the stacks in the library in grad school, reading the diaries of Tennessee Williams.  

I had an assignment to find out where Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill were and what they were doing the night Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman opened on Broadway. (I think that was it, or something close; a great assignment that led me to the microfiche of the New York Times Broadway ads and much more.) Have I written about this lately or just thought of it? Never mind.

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Skating Criminals: No Drugs, No Alcohol, Just Wheels

Another bunch of criminals are causing law enforcement and other government figures worry. Drunk and drugged drivers and shoplifters and robbers don't seem to be keeping everyone busy enough, so skateboarders are getting the ire of the law. I'm not a fan of grinders, but for those that want to travel by wheel instead of by car, and exercise their legs outdoors without damaging property, why should these guys be stuck in a skate park? As long as kids on bikes are allowed, there's no good reason kids on skateboards shouldn't be. I liked how these guys represented their sport with grace and style in this piece from the Daily Advance. Good luck, kids!

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Blake's Notes: Eddy Matzger Inline Skating Blue Ridge Parkway Court Case

Some days ago I drove up to Abingdon, Virginia to attend the trial of Eddy Matzger for skating on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I was fortunate to have my dad join me, my mom feeling well but not well enough for the journey. I think she preferred to decorate their house interiors for Christmas without us bothering her!

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Greensboro NC Eddy Matzger Roadshow Registration Open

The registration form is ready at http://skatecentral.com for the Greensboro Inline Speed Skating workshop now called the Eddy Matzger Roadshow, April 6-8, 2007.

Eddy Matzger goes to court for skating the Blue Ridge Pkwy

Carol Patch of DC has been circulating this appeal to help Eddy Matzger challenge the ban to skating on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Contact her for more information on the court date and requirements for submitting an affidavit.

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Défi 2006 Report Montréal Québec Inline Skate Race

OK - here it is...  Perhaps my longest writeup ever... 

Le Défi de L'Île de Montréal -- October 21, 2006

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PRE RACE

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Misty's 2006 A2A journal entry

My 2006 A2A story: (a bit long-winded, but fun to remember anyhow.)

***Before reading this story, please note that I skated the A2A on quads, not inlines. This might help explain some of my equipment 'issues'.

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Philly Freedom Skate 2006 Photos Philadelphia PA

I have just published 785 edited photos from the Philly Freedom Skate, June 16-18 to this address:

http://roadskater.net/phl2006

If you have any comments, please use "add new comment" below to place them here. I hope you enjoy the photos. Once again, there are lots of tourist shots because I'm a tourist, and I hope you like the shots of buildings, art objects and, of course, people!

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SkateDC Weekend 2006 Photos Washington DC

I have just published 420 edited photos from the SkateDC Weekend, May 6-7 2006 to this address:

http://roadskater.net/wdc2006/

If you have any comments, please use "add new comment" below to place them here. I hope you enjoy the photos. There are lots of tourist shots because I'm a tourist, and I hope you like the shots of buildings, birds and people!

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