Great Britain UK en English Fashions <p>Home. Home again. I like to be here when I ca-a-a-an.</p><p>Shopping in Bournemouth today and I notice women of all ages from 18 to 60 all dressed in similar clothing styles. There are no "Juniors" or "Misses" sections in the clothing stores. It's all mixed. Consequently, women my age (45) aren't doomed to safe outfits like twinsets and slacks or to certain stores. I saw a £100 pair of bright blue Doc Martens I would've liked to buy, and a whole load of other outfits I'd like to wear. But I'd only be able to wear them here because if I wore them in Georgia I'd be accused of being a cougar.</p><p>Hoping to dodge the showers tomorrow and head over to Old Harry Rocks (Handfast Point).</p><p>Computer time is limited this time around but I hope to note more pseudo-foreign observations soon.</p> 2012 2000s 2010s Bournemouth Dorset Earth England (ENG) UK Great Britain UK shopping United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) Europe Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:21:46 +0000 eebee 1456 at Inline Skater Will Not Let Deafness Keep Him from Seeking Olympic Ice Speed Skating Dream PLUS Deaf and Blind Speed Skater! <p>Oh boy I love my excuses. I need them! But some people have the genetics, psychosis, or whatever it is to overcome the challenges and keep seeking the Olympic dream.</p><p>TWO ARTICLES! FIRST ONE...</p><p>Check out this article on a guy who can't hear the competition, but seems ready to beat them. An inliner, then a swimmer, then to drinks and drugs, back to inline, then he saw a buddy from inline skating on television in the Olympics...</p><blockquote><p><span>It was time to transition to ice, a path already blazed by other inline skaters who'd gone on to race in the Olympics on the ice. He sold everything, including his car, and bought a one-way ticket to the Olympic Training Center in Utah.</span></p></blockquote><p>And yes as we often admit, there can be an addiction there...a good one, we hope...</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s blindness deafness Dumfries Scotland UK Earth France (FRA) Great Britain UK ice speed skating impaired skating championship Kearns UT Kevin Frost Michael Hubbs Olympic Oval (Kearns Utah USA) olympics Orleans FRA Scotland (SCT) UK United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) usher syndrome Utah (UT) winter olympics North America Europe Thu, 03 May 2012 02:36:10 +0000 roadskater 1422 at How I Wasted (or Enjoyed) a Morning of Danny MacAskill Trick Bike Videos <p>With the weather being windy and uncertain at 5:45am when we had to get going if we were going, we decided to bail again on the training ride.</p><p>We sat outside for a while around 6am looking at the wind bending the trees and looked at radar on our phones. The 20 was not worth driving that far for, and if we did the 41, we were afraid there would not be many other riders (or skaters) at our pace doing that distance.</p><p>Not wanting to be a hassle, and not wanting to face strong winds, especially if the event were not well attended, we excused ourselves (after conferring with some mates on it).</p><p>So I got an email from Sparky of the Tater Rides about some video of a rider. The video seems indie movie and I usually love that but I almost stopped it. Wow am I glad I watched.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Edinburgh</span> <span class="postal-code">Scotland</span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="55.950176">55° 57' 0.6336" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-3.187536">3° 11' 15.1296" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye</span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="57.436727">57° 26' 12.2172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-6.574953">6° 34' 29.8308" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> amazing bicycles (bikes) bike tricks cycling Danny MacAskill Earth Edinburgh Scotland UK England (ENG) UK fixed gear cycling fixies Great Britain UK Isle of Skye Scotland UK London UK Middlesex outdoor Scotland (SCT) UK talented United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) videos Europe 55.950176 -3.187536 57.436727 -6.574953 Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:28:45 +0000 roadskater 1390 at Without Excuses, Like Bacterial Meningitis, Hearing Loss, Brain Damage, Cerebral Palsy, She RIdes for Charity! <p>As I circumparambulate (redundant on purpose, like my excusification day after day through the now passing daylight losing time), others get on with it. My little exercise objections so numerable or down to just one or even none, I console myself with not wanting to burn out over a long season to come. That is OK. I must be doing what I need to do for me overall (or I can hope). </p><p>But with myself as a foil, it is inspiring to see a young lady shy of ten years, and to read of her love of wheeled travel such as that I feel, and to see her blossom through the struggles. Please take a moment to read about Lauren, and to see the photos of her in her patriotic colors, repaying generosity in the past with interest, through the spark of happy striving. You go girl.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Chippenham</span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="51.461059">51° 27' 39.8124" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-2.119499">2° 7' 10.1964" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 charity bacterial meningitis brain injuries cerebral palsy charity rides children Chippenham UK cycling Earth England (ENG) UK Great Britain UK hearing loss Stroud UK United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) Europe 51.461059 -2.119499 Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:43:28 +0000 roadskater 1319 at USA Speed Skaters and Short Trackers Score Medals, But Great Britain's World Record Holding Relay Team Crashes Out in Semis <p>I was trying to see if I could get some streaming video going but I didn't get it all to work in time. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow. Check if you're interested. I'm using Ubuntu Linux mostly right now, so it's a bit different to get it all going.&nbsp;</p><p>So here are a few links pointing to some of the latest in a big weekend for the USA both in the original speed skating (long track), where they skate against the clock and contact is rare, and the more television-friendly contact sport, short track, where anything can happen. (Yes I like the more boring event better when they broadcast it all and I don't know the winner in advance, at least. Short track is good fun, too.)&nbsp;</p><p>Shani Davis is going great and Heather Richardson won at least one bronze on the 400m track, but now the USA has skaters at the top of short track in male and female divisions. Nothing can help skating of all kinds like seeing some USAmericans bringing home medals.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 ice England (ENG) UK Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) Great Britain UK Inzell DEU long track ice Sheffield UK short track ice skating speed United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) Europe Sun, 13 Mar 2011 02:31:28 +0000 roadskater 1315 at Cool Ten Year Old Inline Skater Tommy Hoggan from Kirkcaldy, Scotland, Spins and Flips the Street Courses of the United Kingdom <p>What is it about a young kid only skating for twenty percent of his life that can fascinate and inspire? Maybe it's the low center of gravity, little awareness of pain, and ability to spin without expelling previously ingested appetizers? I don't know, but as much as I love road skating and find most street and vert performances to be a bit repetitive, I enjoyed watching this young Scot hit the ramps. Here's a bit of viddy with more available. If you only look at a few seconds, start at 2:30 or so to the end to see some front and back landing spins and some post ramp flippage. Nice!&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" title=""></a></p><p>In this video, starting at about 1:00 in, he hits a jump, then misses a flip, but goes back again and does it...a back flip off the rim of a vert ramp, landing on the next vert ramp.</p><p><a href="" title=""></a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Kirkcaldy</span>, <span class="region">Fife</span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="56.112825">56° 6' 46.17" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-3.160727">3° 9' 38.6172" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009 2010 aggressive skating England (ENG) UK Great Britain UK indoor inline skating Kirkcaldy Scotland UK London UK Middlesex outdoor Scotland (SCT) UK skating street ramps tricks United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) vert ramp kids Europe 56.112825 -3.160727 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 08:21:04 +0000 roadskater 1304 at Pure Snow Footage from the Beeb <p>There's nothing new about snow, but there might be something refreshing about a traditional news station's website showing a<a href=""> video blissfully void of journalistic interference</a>. How perfect! What better way to depict a 'freshly fallen silent shroud of snow'?&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Great Britain</span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2010 Cornwall England (ENG) UK Great Britain UK Scotland (SCT) UK snow Tue, 30 Nov 2010 02:55:10 +0000 eebee 1266 at Inline Hockey Net Minder Chuffed at Being Girl Goalie for Great Britain <p>Here's a nice story of a gal who's not afraid to let the inline puc<font>k hockey players fire away while she's at the goal. I don't need any part of flying objects wizzing by (or worse, not going by but hurting me), on skates or off. You go girl. You go everyone for letting her give it a shot...or a block. It's a shame many girls don't get to play baseball here in the USA instead of (or rather, in addition to) softball, in my unimportant opinion. This is just based on how much more I enjoyed baseball than softball. I don't mean this as disrespect to anyone who loves softball better.</font></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> Hawkswood Road </div> <span class="locality">Hailsham, Sussex</span>, <span class="region">East Sussex</span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="50.878452">50° 52' 42.4272" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="0.259423">0° 15' 33.9228" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2008 England (ENG) UK goalies Great Britain UK hockey inline hockey inline puck hockey inline skating Sussex United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) youth 50.878452 0.259423 Mon, 03 Mar 2008 20:40:58 +0000 roadskater 703 at London Marathon 2007: Hyponatremia strikes again <p>Here&#39;s a<a href="" target="_blank"> report</a> from <a href=""></a> about yet another fatality from hyponatremia. This one is in relation to last weekend&#39;s London Marathon, where temps were in the mid-70s. Sad and very preventable - not by not entering the event, but by having an abundance of Gatorade and <strong>salt</strong>! If an event can&#39;t afford truckloads of Gatorade, they should at least be able to afford some salt!</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2007 health England (ENG) UK Great Britain UK hyponatremia London UK running United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) Tue, 24 Apr 2007 18:17:33 +0000 eebee 456 at Concrete Replica of Philly's Love Park at Skatepark in Peterborough, England? <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Big Lottery Fund</a> in the UK is working wonders for getting kids off the streets and into skateparks via a fraction of half the money raised through the National Lottery. They have contributed to many skateparks, <a href="" target="_blank">one in Wales</a> that converted a disused factory. I have often gazed wistfully upon many an abandoned WalMart, visions of smooth tracks, beginner&#39;s hills, cafe and skateshop swirling in my head. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> aggressive Cambridgeshire England (ENG) UK Great Britain UK inline skating skateboarding skating United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) Thu, 08 Mar 2007 17:19:43 +0000 eebee 425 at Human-Powered Circumnavigation by Pedalboat, Bike & Inline Skates (Rollerblades) <p>I&#39;m so glad someone is living some of our dreams for us as we live some of theirs for them! </p><p>Jason Lewis is a British trekster (supertrekker some say) who has spent part (all?) of the last 13 years circling the earth by pedalboat, bike and inline skates, often joined by a friend on his journey. It seems the goal is to use neither wind nor motors in his quest. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 1994 1995 2000 2007 United States of America (USA) Atlantic Ocean Australia (AUS) California (CA) cycling Djibouti (DJI) Egypt (EGY) England (ENG) UK Ethiopia (ETH) Great Britain UK India/Bharat (IND) Indian Ocean inline skating London UK outdoor Pacific Ocean San Francisco CA Sudan (SDN) United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) watersports North America Africa Asia Europe Middle East Oceania Sat, 27 Jan 2007 11:59:38 +0000 roadskater 389 at Heelys, Childhood Obesity, Adult Prosperity, Botox, GB The Queen <p>With a couple of team members hailing from the British Isles, we must keep up, we must, especially when the headlines are so dog-gone fun! At first it was an article on how Heelys (skate shoes) could be the answer to childhood obesity (question mark for safety). </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> England (ENG) UK Great Britain UK Heelys skate shoes United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) Europe Fri, 26 Jan 2007 01:50:40 +0000 roadskater 384 at Research suggesting that cycling with a helmet in the UK is more dangerous than without <p>I stumbled on this article today.  Obviously, there are many issues around this.  But someone actually got on the road with a bike and some sensors and recorded how much room motorists gave him when he had a helmet and without.  (Also if he wore a wig to look like a female cyclist.)  The result:  cars gave more room when passing if he did not have a helmet on, suggesting that a cyclist would be more likely to get in an accident.  (Although the helmet would offer more protection, obviously.)  Anyway - it was a somewhat interesting read...</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> England (ENG) UK Gloucestershire Great Britain UK roadcycling Somerset United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) Wiltshire Europe Tue, 12 Sep 2006 18:05:43 +0000 skatey-mark 248 at