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Inglorious Basterd

Behind the the ol’ 8 ball.  Yep.  That’s where I am.  A tough winter all around.  A dicey transition from Nortel to Avaya, and months of work related anxiety and stress, then my best friend died, and that knocked me … Continue reading

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Go Get You Some

This past Halloween weekend I joined the southern bound geese for a trip to Austin Texas and a weekend of skating, topped off with the fun race Tour de Doughnut.   This was an amazingly positive cap to my season.  I … Continue reading

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Gravel? What Gravel?

The place Montreal (the Verdun arena), the time 6AM its dark, its cold and I’m thinking what the hell is with this -4C wind chill?! Let me rewind a bit A couple of weeks ago I decided (after some cajoling … Continue reading

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Truth Be Tolled

The 2009 competitive inline season (outdoor) has come and gone.   I plan to skate the Tour de Donut in November, but it will be a fun race more than anything else.  Now I’m wrapping up my season and taking some … Continue reading

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The Big Show

The proverbial fat lady has sung. This past weekend was my last race of the season. After much thought, I decided to make it the last competitive race of my season. I still plan to do the Tour de Donut … Continue reading

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The Run Around

Leading up to the big show (the Northshore Inline Marathon), I’ve been doing a little more training but essentially I’m already at my peek and goal going into the race this weekend is just to stay injury free and ready … Continue reading

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When Skating isn’t About Skating

This is a big report on our Festival event, the first part is on what it takes to organize an event like this and the second part is my personal race report. If you would rather just read the play … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Skate!

Over the past month or so I’ve been focusing a lot on cleaning up my technique. I believe that from here on in, the remainder of my development will be in improving technically. Conditioning wise, I know how to train … Continue reading

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Being Average

Its been a short season. We started skating in April, and my last race is Houston in November but all the same its been a short season. Here in Ottawa we’ve had one of wettest summers on record, in fact … Continue reading

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This Bud’s for You

In the last few days I’ve heard a lot of “soldier” stories, many more than usual. I wanted to take a moment to recognize the the commitment that many skaters have to their sport and to themselves. Even though they … Continue reading

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