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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 6:19 am    Post subject: Pavedwave / Skatefurther / Boardfree 24-hour Ultraskate IV Reply with quote

Ultraskate IV
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Saturday, June 14th, we're starting on the same day, though slightly different start times worldwide.  

The SkateFurther and BoardFree guys will begin in Dulwich Park, London, at 8 a.m. their time, which is midnight on the US West Coast. They skate over to Hyde Park for the night hours and finish up there.

Nat and Ben Hall are going to skate the loop at Dorney Park in the UK, probably the best conditions of all our courses.

Trevor Gibson will start at 8 a.m. in San Diego Saturday morning.

The SEATTLE Crew will also start at 8 a.m. from Gasworks Park, Seattle, in front of Urban Surf.  

Check the Ultraskate III thread for a bunch of pictures of the Burke-Sammamish trail, and COME PREPARED with lots of water and snacks that you can stand eating over a long period of time.  A small backpack or camelback type pack is best!!

http://pavedwave.myfastforum.org/about20.html



Before the start, we'll call the U.K. and see how they're doing.  If they're really blasting the miles and way ahead of what we've ever done in the past, then we're changing the course:  we'll simply board to the nearest pub, and spend the rest of the day drinking, boarding to as many bars as we can in a 24-hour period, and call them on the cell now and then for updates.  No drinking and driving!  Very Happy

The list of 24-hour riders has definitely expanded now with the active and growing UK distance scene!  So far committed to the 14th are pictured as severed heads on the map:  Nat Halliday, Bam Bam, and Keith O'Leary are now committed and undergoing the prerequisite psychiatric evaluation.  



Of all the questions people ask about last year's two ultraskates, the one that always comes first, is - Why???  

1. FUN
2. A PERSONAL CHALLENGE  (Set your own goal and push your limits!)
3. GOOD FOR BODY AND SOUL
4. TO EXORCISE DEMONS
5. IN CASE AN INSANITY DEFENSE IS EVER NEEDED
6. ENDORPHINS!!
7. A GOOD EXCUSE TO RIDE AFTER MIDNIGHT
8. TO SUPPORT OUR CHARITIES - LIVESTRONG & LOWE SYNDROME / BOARDFREE


http://www.livestrong.org/grassroots/pavedwave

http://boardfree.co.uk/home.htm


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Heavy rain / wet conditions will postpone Seattle's June 14th ride to a subsequent weekend.  Some showers, I can easily handle, but on our May 3rd Ultraskate III, we blasted right through more than half a day of heavy rain, followed by showers into the evening, then wet asphalt almost the remainder of the time, and it was...painfully interesting.  I can now say "Been there, done that."  On the other hand, if there are other riders here who want to tough it out, I'll be happy to pull up a lawn chair and provide 24-hour support with a smile  Smile


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Pavedwave / Skatefurther / Boardfree 24-hour Ultraskate Reply with quote

pavedwave wrote:

Heavy rain / wet conditions will postpone Seattle's June 14th ride to a subsequent weekend.  Some showers, I can easily handle, but on our May 3rd Ultraskate III, we blasted right through more than half a day of heavy rain, followed by showers into the evening, then wet asphalt almost the remainder of the time, and it was...painfully interesting.  I can now say "Been there, done that."  On the other hand, if there are other riders here who want to tough it out, I'll be happy to pull up a lawn chair and provide 24-hour support with a smile  Smile


Right on Brother!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evil or Very Mad   JAMES DO SOMETHING!!!!! You got to call some people - call them...jk


Next Day........

NO NO NO - you called the wrong people.  I need you to call the Sat. / Sun. people.   Look were all overworked and tired here but it's ok I understand.   Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha!!

Have faith man, the weather folks are usually so wrong when they try to predict a week ahead.   The NW weather has been bipolar lately, however.

We'll keep the start time a little bit looser this time.   We'll still shoot for the 8 a.m. start, but if it's particularly nasty  (like May's ride)   I'm open to waiting a bit and waiting for the dry-up, depending on the rest of the day's forecast.

A reminder on LOGISTICS

Ted - Sheldon - Eric - Keito - and anyone else doing the FULL 24 here starting from Gasworks.... you guys are ready for TWO 50-mile stints of the Burke Gilman right?  What that means is a lot more support comes from you, you, and you, since we won't have the luxury of the GreenLake loop, having the chance to "pit stop" every few miles.  

Hydration, energy bars, other snack foods in your pouch and maybe at your car parked at Gasworks.   A skate tool, extra bushings for any mishaps.  We all gotta think ahead a little more on this one!  There's not much out there on the Eastside in the way of small markets or stops along the trail.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( Screaming Uncontrollably )

YYYYYYEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nobody move - don't breathe - don't do nothing - Hold, Hold.......

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah Eric, keep the faith, and keep doing the Rain Dances!!

just heard back from Boardfree in UK -- they've got a new route:

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Sat 14th June
8am - 9pm: Dulwich Park, London
9pm - Midnight: Meandering skate from Dulwich Park to Hyde Park
Sun 15th June
Midnight - 8am: Serpentine Rd, Hyde Park, London
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here's some shots from Trevor's recent 24-hour test ride down in San Diego:

get in touch with Trevor if you're down there!  (deciduoustea@hotmail.com)





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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck everyone. Looks like the weather in London will be okay. A few showers but nothing major. Anticipated overnight temperature of 46F (8C). Brrrrrr.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right back to you Keith and rest of the crew!   You'll be snoozing 8 hours ahead of us, so rest up and good luck!  

Rodrigo Gonzales and John Galac at the very last minute assembled a small crew down in San Diego and are skating the Silver Strand, an 11-mile stretch surrounded by water, it looks awesome!  I think John even got Trader Joe's to sponsor them.

Trevor who originally planned on San Diego, is now in Denver CO at a killer 2.6-mile loop in Washington Park.

In the Northwest we just ask for DRY, and it's looking good so far.  

Eric's just texted me, his flight was overbooked so he'll be in Seattle late this afternoon.

Barefoot Ted arrived from SoCal yesterday, and he's amped.  Check out his blog www.barefootted.com where he's been getting mentally and physically psyched for this.

Sheldon is smiling, even in email.

Keito is hoping to catch an early morning bus down from Marysville and join us at Gasworks.

And there's a crew of a few others from the forum on northwestlongboarding.com that sound like they're ready to do it as well, so we'll see them at the start.    

Last note...

People have been mailing about my "race" strategy for this weekend, these last few days, and whether the world record will stand, etc.,

Here's the scoop -- I'm going into this weekend with no huge expectations of miles. After that nasty push through the rain some weeks ago, I want to PUMP for a change, at my pace, whatever it may be that day, and have some fun. My personal goal is still to see how well I can do by mostly pumping.  Don't want to pound my feet this time. There will be inclines to push, but pumping everything else, assuming it stays dry.  

Barefoot Ted has given me some great input on sustainable, injury-free running  (which translates well into skating)  and that's where my head's always been with LDP -- pumping makes the distances fly by.  I'm not sure yet whether the pump can be done quite as energy efficient as the long, powerful alternating switch between push and glide, push and glide, but this is a quest to find out, and I won't be disappointed either way.  In fact, this ride I already know will be far more enjoyable than the last.

I know Nat's pretty confident about crushing the record, and that is awesome -- in fact, my prediction for him is precisely 226.43 miles  Very Happy  The ultra is all about where your head is for that single day, and what your personal goals are.  The fact that there are now 12 or more riders committed to the full 24 hours has already made this race for me.  One thing I hope is to travel abroad to a future one -- Dorney Lake over in the UK looks like a Flat Magic Carpet ride and I would love to try it there sometime.  One of these years perhaps!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

confident about crushing the record!  where did that come from?

sheesh i'm gonna be stoked if i get thorugh the 24 hours alive. It's going to be epic skating along knowing  the sun is going to be rising in a few minutes. A totally new skating experience.

As for records, im just gonna skate at my pace, knowing that i have got half a dozen other skaters doing the same thing, in the same mindset as me.
it makes me smile thinking about it.

Ben is on his way here, we are going to eat well tonight, sleep and then drive to dorney.
i have got to get my shit together and then try to sleep. im a tad excited.

To everyone, wherever  you are, good luck.
and to quote Keith
Quote:
see you on the other side.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe, i can just feeeeeeel it from over here.   you exude confidence my friend.   that, and a little birdy did mention some estimates in the 220 region... maybe that was Eric?   seriously, i think you're set, and you've chosen one of the best places imaginable for this.

I don't even know who all's showing up at our start line, but it sounds like there's some others thinking about the full 24.  

I'd better get to work!   2062769892 is my cel.  I'm not going to check my messages as much, but texting might be more do-able this time.

Try to get some sleep Nat Keith Ben Bam Dave and hope to connect with you maybe even while we're out there!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Nat, don't sleep in!  Very Happy

Eric's here now, we just had dinner with Barefoot Ted and now winding down, thinking about the day ahead --but not too much so we can actually sleep!!

And yeah -- it was ERIC that's been talking about the 220-miler, so sorry I got the wires crossed!   Dude is possessed, and I'm diggin it!

Best to you guys, get out and rip it up!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any news?

the stats from the uk are

keith (London) 150 miles
nat (Dorney) 150 and a bit miles
Ben Hall (Dorney) 132 miles
Ben Stiff (London) 50 miles
Dave Cornthwaite (London) 50 miles

just amazing.

ive done some write ups on skatefurther.com

nat
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is awesome fellas.   Respect to you all for taking this on and evolving what we do.

Just back from breakfast and about to conk out, we had a great support crew the whole time, a very busy Greenlake and University of Washington graduation weekend.   Regardless, many miles were clocked, and the preliminary tally in Seattle comes to:

Barefoot Ted    - 242 miles - A New World Record!!!

Eric Lowell       - 187m - Ended his ride in early morning. Long story, I'll let him tell it  Very Happy  Stoked to be able to share this ride and his company again, we had some great discussions before and after the event.
Sheldon Lessard - 110m - Rode 85 miles on Burke, the remainder at Greenlake.
Shane Donough - 67m
Keito Swan - 63 miles
Jake - 63 miles
Calin Schepler - a lot of miles, not sure, but a lot
Dustin - 55m + Greenlake laps
Ken Barrett - 50miles and drove lots of Food Donations for NW Harvest!
Others - 50 miles+
James Peters   - 100m of the BurkeGilman + whatever at Greenlake - Ended at 9 hours/100 miles, stayed on as support crew, rode bunch of laps.  I have a new appreciation for what it takes to be an overnight volunteer!!

The crew in San Diego reports:
Rodrigo Gonzales "RODGON" - 96 miles in 14 hours
John Galac "samhell" - 16/17 miles
Thane - 16/17 miles

From Denver, Colorado:
Trevor Gibson "D-Tea" - 114 miles in 16.5 hours
Thanks Trevor!   I really appreciate yours and Gravity's support on this!

I'm going to wait for more feedback from others then keep updating this thread, and fill in a lot of blanks with pictures and about the experience.   Please shoot me your mileage  (pavedwave@comcast.net)

I think Ted's going to own that record for quite some time.  He rode the Subsonic Pulse with Pink Gumballs, Bennett 4.7 front, SplitFire rear.

LDP is king.

CONGRATULATIONS - YOU ARE ONE MAJOR FORCE TED!!!


Pictures courtesy of Taylor Barrett (please credit him if you use or link to these pics anywhere)
http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk15/slidegloves/

And here's my flickr photoset
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pavedwave/sets/72157605634671788/



Right now, most people have closed the curtains and gone back to bed, and I'm crashing too!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simply amazing. Ted, that's incredible, and to everyone else out there who accomplished they're personnel goals. After 67 miles total I am completely worn out and worthless at work. It'll be a couple days until ill be skating!

Thanks for making it happen James!



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