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by StevieP
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...

Batman, thanks for the reply (y) ~10yrs seems about right to me (certainly for my eldest son), which would be around this time next year. I'll see how the youngest gets on betwen now and then, but he'll probably not be ready by then - although he's taken to skates really well and can jump up and dow...
by StevieP
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...

...It's been many months since my last skate. I fell [again!!], cracked a couple of ribs and suffered from the sinful thought of being 'scared'. I did not know whether I was strong enough to return to the skates, but I had an epiphany and finally saw the light... For penance, I have spread the word ...
by StevieP
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Sunday Stroll 28th September - Ich bin kein Berline :-(
Replies: 14
Views: 1891

Re: Sunday Stroll 28th September - Ich bin kein Berline :-(

Great stroll, seemed faster than usual with not much stopping. Big crowd and lovely weather. Thank goodness for that!.....I thought I was able to keep up, but when the skate set off I thought "bloody hell, I'm in trouble". The clue for me was in the title - 'Stroll', but it was a bit quic...
by StevieP
Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Sunday Stroll - August 10th - Take me to the riviera - GO
Replies: 16
Views: 2128

Re: Sunday Stroll - August 10th - Take me to the riviera - GO

:cry: I am gutted of Suffolk!! :cry: I messed up the timetables and just missed the train enough to watch it pull out of the station, so I'll miss doing my first Stroll. :cry: Will try better in two weeks time. <inconsolably goes off to watch Team GB throw away yet another medal opportunity>Boo hoo...
by StevieP
Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Sunday Stroll - 3rd August - Down by the river
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Sunday Stroll - 3rd August - Down by the river

I have a free pass next Sunday and was hoping to come down to London for the Sunday Stroll, but I noticed that a lot of people were going to be at Goodwood. Does that mean there'll be no stroll, or will it just be a little smaller than usual? I hope it goes ahead as I desperately want to do the skat...
by StevieP
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Your roller blading opinion.
Replies: 27
Views: 6708

Re: Your roller blading opinion.

1. 2007 Twister II, 2 pairs of Hypnos which I hope to commute on. 2. Almost 1 year, although I've only just recovered from a torn tendon I got last July (while skating) :( 3. Laces - I can't tie them one handed, so have to make do without 4. Because it is the most fun thing I have done for a long ti...
by StevieP
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: LFNS 25th Jan - A Dickens view of London - Go
Replies: 23
Views: 2920

Re: LFNS 25th Jan - A Dickens view of London

A small bit of history for you this Friday along this route. London Fire Brigade move out of their headquarters on Friday after 70 years there. Their two main buildings straddle Lambeth High St just before you turn down Back Prince Road. Hopefully there won't be any disruption from the move, but the...
by StevieP
Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: i love the police!
Replies: 129
Views: 35474

...a totally fucked system that is so unbelievably biased towards the criminal that we might as well just pack our bags and go home. I totally agree and its one of the most frustrating things I found. Once, we had 4 burglars caught red-handed after some very clever and nifty work by a copper. They ...
by StevieP
Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: A strange thing happened yesterday..
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

El_Pondo wrote:whoop whoop!!!! welcome back!! did you bring the sunnyshine with you??


It doesn't look like it :(

I'm off to Detroit next week, I'll try to bring a suitcase full of sunshine back from there (apparently it's very hot and very :mrgreen: sunny :mrgreen: at present).
by StevieP
Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: A strange thing happened yesterday..
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

A strange thing happened yesterday..

Very strange indeed. I got back on skates for the first time in three months (since I tore my knee ligament) and didn't crash or injure myself :P , wierd...... ;) Jeez, it felt so good to be back on skates! It's the first time my leg has felt anywhere near strong enough to risk. I was nervous as hel...
by StevieP
Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Problem reporting
Topic: Log In
Replies: 9
Views: 4591

Re: Log In

GRAMPZ wrote:In the past week I have had to re-log my name and password 3 times and this morning, having been on site earlier, I have just gone back and again asked to log back in.
The save password box is checked.


It does the same for me also.
by StevieP
Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: Paris roller cops
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

Barrie wrote:...skating...three abreast...


I wonder if they hold hands too..? ;)
by StevieP
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: advice...new skates or just new wheels/bearings?
Replies: 13
Views: 3002

Decathlon don't tend to give you any of the stuff that comes in the box - maybe they have it out the back if you ask? I bought my Twisters from there and they gave me the brake seperately when I sad I'd buy the skates. The sales guy fitted them for me too, which was helpful. They don't come in a bo...
by StevieP
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: Global StreetSkates
Replies: 86
Views: 85838

Anything in Detroit?

I'm going in Aug/Sept and I might be fit to skate by then. I'm planning to take my skates anyway if my knee has healed.

Has anyone skated there - what's it like?
by StevieP
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: Global StreetSkates
Replies: 86
Views: 85838

Anything in Detroit?

I'm going in Aug/Sept and I might be fit to skate by then. I'm planning to take my skates anyway if my knee has healed.

Has anyone skated there - what's it like?
by StevieP
Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Twister II help please..?
Replies: 67
Views: 15652

Re: Twister II help please..?

My new Twisters are fab - I love 'em to bits and they really inspire me with confidence!! In your case, this is not a good thing going by the number and severity of stacks you report on here, right? He he - yeah, I've had a few stacks and a couple have hurt a lot. The latest (my knee) is still heal...
by StevieP
Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Saying Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1769

Crawley Roller Disco. 1984. God rest her soul. I used to go to a roller disco down that way. I think it was in Crawley - might have been the same one. Would've gone around 1984-85 too. I fell over as much then as I do now :? Mind you, I was only there for the chicks, not for the skating. Now it's f...
by StevieP
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Twister II help please..?
Replies: 67
Views: 15652

Re: Twister II help please..?

gummidge wrote:
StevieP wrote:My new Twisters are fab - I love 'em to bits and they really inspire me with confidence!!

Are you not possibly overly anthropomorphizing your skates a bit there?


Yeah. ;)

I love money to bits too.....am I affromorfersing that as well?? :P
by StevieP
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Stopping downhill technique advice please...(long post)
Replies: 26
Views: 6840

Thanks for that Mike. Question for you though... If you don't use a heelbrake, how then do you stop? Might there be a way that I can slow myself down without using my heelbrake constantly? Or is it that I should just be able to go down hills and stop at the appropriate point without fear of whatever...
by StevieP
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Stopping downhill technique advice please...(long post)
Replies: 26
Views: 6840

This isn't really a hill though is it? No, I know it's only just got an incline, which was partly my point. :oops: Why was I finding it so hard on even these slight downhill gradients. I'm wondering how wide your scissor is? My feet being to wide has always been a bit of an issue for me. My instruc...

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