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Rollerblading Adventure: Part 1

Getting There.

Yesterday, my rollerblading destination was Jericho Beach in Point Grey (approximately 8km round trip according to the gmap pedometer). I stripped my gear to the bare minimum (body, one lens, extra battery, 2GB card) and packed it into my camcorder bag, which is much smaller and lighter than my big, honking, “beast” bag.

I set off and headed down 2nd Ave all the way to Point Grey. It was smooth sailing. That is until I got to Jericho (see below). Here is an important lesson I learnt yesterday. Jericho Beach is not the best place to rollerblade. Biking? Yes. Walking and running? Tally-ho. Rollerblading? Not advised.

Let’s review some places where you shouldn’t go rollerblading:

1. Gravel pathways or fields of long, wet grass.

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2. Muddy swamp land.

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3. The soft, slippery, muddy banks of a duck pond.

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4. Mossy parts near forested areas.

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5. Sandy Beaches.

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Please do not attempt this if you are a Novice rollerblader. This is serious business. If you are a beginner and attempt to rollerblade around the slippery, muddy banks of a duck pond, the chances are pretty good that you will fall into said duck pond. The likelihood that I, an experienced and “professional” rollerblader, would fall into the duck pond is say 50%. So the odds are in my favour.

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PS. Next time, can someone please remind me to bring shoes? Some flip flops? Anything really. Some plastic bags I can strap to my feet?

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my Rollerblading Adventure to Jericho Beach.

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9 Comments

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    Slaff
    April 19, 2007 at 5:49 PM

    What a great idea, Lisa, to make a trip in rollers taking the pictures! Did you shot something around the rollerbladed places?

    Sorry my english :)

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    jorees
    April 19, 2007 at 9:14 PM

    This is a really cute post. Rollerbladding is a lot of fun and it is good to see you conquer the rough, wet, and sandy terrain.

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    Lisa Belovely
    April 20, 2007 at 1:24 AM

    Hahaha Slaff, I love your English! :razz:

    Ваш английский язык почти столь же хорош как мой русский язык. Вместе мы можем сделать одно очень плохое предложение.

    I will post more pictures of “rollerbladed places” tomorrow. берег, утки, горы, океан, люди, футбол, летающая тарелка … это будет забавой!

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    Lisa Belovely
    April 20, 2007 at 1:25 AM

    thanks Jo!

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    range
    April 29, 2007 at 1:45 AM

    OK, I guess you speak Russian Lisa. Now that’s cool.

    The post is cool as well, I like seeing the blades in the photos.

    Shoes…

    That’s always a problem.

    Didn’t you notice how much of a pain your bag was, it doesn’t really matter what size it is, it’s always a hassle.

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    Lisa Belovely
    April 30, 2007 at 11:04 PM

    shoes… yes. isn’t a girl always supposed to remember her shoes??? unfortunately (or fortunately for my small “shoe budget”) I don’t own many shoes. I like comfort and the ability to move in my footwear. Plus, sneakers are so “in” right now.

    Actually, they’re not.

    Oh well. You snooze you lose.

    What?

    I mean… you can’t win them all. ? .

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