Monday, August 01, 2005

cross country

As I climbed the Boulevard there was this guy racing down the hill on skates.
He looked like he was armed with fishing lines.
At first I thought he was some sort of lost urban angler
But he was probably in training for cross-country skiing.
He looked cross.

On an angle, he also looked a bit like Mr Fisher ...


Comments: cross country

It's called Nordic Blading, Boynton.
Posted by nora at August 1, 2005 10:57 PM

Or roller skiing - which kind of rolls off the tongue better.

"The lack of downhill braking is a big deficiency unless you live on the Nullabor, and the lack of recognition by car-drivers, or even cyclists is a far more serious threat than you think..."
Posted by boynton at August 2, 2005 09:53 AM

Yeah, there used to be a guy who did that down Barkly street, St Kilda, through all the intersections and everything.. there's just a great chasm between me and other people when it comes to physical courage.
Posted by Helen at August 4, 2005 06:42 PM

This guy was actually rollin' down the road

as opposed to the
a) bike path (for slow/recreational cyclists like me)
b) on road - bike lane (for the lycra lizards/serious commuters)

I guess that takes courage. Often though the bicycles (and roller skiiers) exceed the 60km and 40km speed limit of the winding boulevard. (me too - downhill)
Posted by boynton at August 4, 2005 07:04 PM

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