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Ultraskate 12 - Holland, Australia, US, and UK
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barefootboarder



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

COOOL!  Great post on ASRA and it looks like you've got lots of positive support on there already.  Great to get the ball rolling early and fantastic that you are making this happen.  Wish I could come and skate with you guys!  I've sent you a PM with a few thoughts and ideas about charity and activism   Very Happy  

I saw this on your thread on ASRA and it made me laugh so much that I thought I'd share it on here   Laughing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co5DZl50OeQ
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WiZzY



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For us it's on. We found a nice little green border /park west from the city of Utrecht with fresh pavement trails going from 5 km to 8 km per round. All flat Wink Records will be broken they say over here  Razz  Got some involvement from The Boardfather, a local board shop, and Bakaboards witch is my brand.
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armchair spaceman



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odiwan wrote:
... the area I am thinking of skating, the Gold Coast, is in the state of Queensland which as of last year brought about a ban on skating at night  Shocked ....



WTF?? This recalls the "Joh" days - is he risen from the grave and serving on the Gold Coast council???




"We don't want that sort of thing up here"
Sir Johannes Bjelke-Petersen KCMG, (13 January 1911–23 April 2005)
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Odiwan



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

armchair spaceman wrote:
Odiwan wrote:
... the area I am thinking of skating, the Gold Coast, is in the state of Queensland which as of last year brought about a ban on skating at night  Shocked ....



WTF?? This recalls the "Joh" days - is he risen from the grave and serving on the Gold Coast council???




"We don't want that sort of thing up here"
Sir Johannes Bjelke-Petersen KCMG, (13 January 1911–23 April 2005)


Yep, and Joh has returned in the form of a young, female Labor transport minister... go figure....  then again she does come from Ipswich, maybe she is related to Pauline  Rolling Eyes

I actually double checked and skating at night is not illegal, skating at night along a road is illegal but skating ACROSS a road day or night IS legal.. And according to one court ruling a skateboard is a "vehicle" and yet according to another court ruling a person riding a skateboard is a "pedestrian", these are both Aussie rulings too...

I ended up picking a stretch that is 22k's of bike track, so I think that it will be fine, even at night. But all the red tape is a bit of a put off. For this to be a legal "event" in Austrailia, I would need insurance, a risk management assessment, council consultation, council approval, council paperwork and after all that possible legal representation. And there are just as much legal formalities again should I want to get a charity involved. So on ASRA I am making this a "turn up and skate with me" style gig, to negate the formalities.

Bloody Aussie legistlation Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odiwan wrote:
So on ASRA I am making this a "turn up and skate with me" style gig, to negate the formalities.

Bloody Aussie legistlation Evil or Very Mad


Down here in VIC skateboards fall under the definition of a "wheeled recreational vehicle" (same status as inline skates, razor scooters etc), not a "vehicle" as such so it's illegal to ride them on the road.

Hope you get a good turnout. I'll be in Singapore on a work gig that weekend, might take a board up with me and do a few tropical k's in solidarity...


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barefootboarder



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WiZzY wrote:
We found a nice little green border /park west from the city of Utrecht with fresh pavement trails going from 5 km to 8 km per round. All flat Wink

That sounds perfect! Hey Wizzy are you going for big miles and are you setting yourself a target?

Odiwan wrote:
So on ASRA I am making this a "turn up and skate with me" style gig, to negate the formalities.

Hey Odin, sounds like you've really got your work cut out to get an 'organised' event going so it's great to hear that you are still going to skate.  Looking at ASRA is looks like you've got a fair amount of support for the Ultra which is cool.   Very Happy

Over here in the UK all we need is the rain to stop so we can actually skate... oh and we need to find a venue.   Laughing
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WiZzY



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ barefootboarder: I'm not setting any goals, I'm just doing it for the fun of things. Haven't been training at all since the last Ultra but i didn't train for the last Ultra also Wink. Paul and Jesse are aiming for the World Record (stupid Dutch eager boys Razz ).  
Wish I had more time to train but my business is taking up all my time at the moment.
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Odiwan



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay I have done the facebook page for Australia's first Ultraskate
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149174311778162
So I decided to make it a skate to raise awareness for the people of Pakistan,affected by the flooding, the goal being to get people to donate to pre-existing charities as  opposed to me personally fundraising, which means I can concentrate on the skating!

Nice work Wizzy, I didn't realise when I first saw the date that it is just after a full moon and the equinox.. I just hope for nice weather.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the flier...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting married that weekend, I should really do that as it is priority. Keep the Ultras coming though from all parts of the globe and fingers crossed I'll get to one!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WiZzY wrote:
I'm not setting any goals, I'm just doing it for the fun of things.
Me too!   Cool

WiZzY wrote:
Haven't been training at all since the last Ultra
Me neither!   Embarassed

WiZzY wrote:
...but i didn't train for the last Ultra also Wink.
Same here but I've never done any LDP training.  I work out on a rowing machine to strengthen my injured knee and for heart and lungs fitness.  I like Ultraskates to come out of the blue and hit me over the head like a sledgehammer... it's more fun that way.   Laughing

WiZzY wrote:
Paul and Jesse are aiming for the World Record (stupid Dutch eager boys Razz ).
WOW! Shocked  Good luck to them!  They are hard-as-nails Dutch eager boys!!

Odiwan wrote:
So I decided to make it a skate to raise awareness for the people of Pakistan...
Nice one Odin, the first Aussie Ultra, so cool.  

timbo666 wrote:
I'm getting married that weekend, I should really do that as it is priority.
 Laughing   Congratulations!

We've had really really rubbish weather for the last few weeks.  Storms and rain everyday it seems but September can be a beautiful month.  The best weather normally coincides with the end of the summer holidays so fingers crossed.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if this weather stays i'm going to have me a SUP ultra I guess Confused
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pavedwave



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Location: seattle wa usa

PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally Stoked for the Holland and Aussie Ultras, and will be keeping an eye on the "Ultra-ish" in the UK.   Keep the faith on the weather, still a month away!

I will also be raising a glass more than my heart rate this time around.   The next couple months I'm assuming some pretty serious Daddy duty on weekends  (and then some)  as my wife's going in for foot surgery which takes a month before she's driving and several more before she's really able to do errands.   Can't take her support for granted, I am a lucky man.

Nonetheless, I'm still throwing the feelers out on Northwestlongboarding and seeing if there's a skater or few to support, I can still do the night hours --- if nothing else I plan on some kind of marathon-length BEER run to be skating with you all in worldwide tradition!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey pavedwave. When you say "Ultra-ish" in the UK, you're talking about Bath-to-Bristol, right? Don't want to miss out on anything over here!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pavedwave wrote:
if nothing else I plan on some kind of marathon-length BEER run to be skating with you all in worldwide tradition!

That sounds great!  You should raise a glass for each and every Ultraskater worldwide!  I hear they are expecting quite a turn out in Holland and in Australia!!  *hic*   Wink

Hey Tim, 'Ultra-ish' is this...
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120851007963575&ref=ts

Bath to Bristol is this...
www.justgiving.com/lushlongboards2010

There's nothing remotely Ultra about Bath to Bristol, it's a massive fancy dress fun run with skateboards and cider!  My two favourite things, what's not to like?!   Razz


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