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Old September 24th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #4
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Skating in Florida during a trip down there about 15 years ago. My first time skating in that area and I had forgotten to grab my wrist guards (uh oh).

Skating down a sidewalk, moving pretty good because it was downhill (maybe 22mph). Saw a little patch of dust in the sidewalk ahead of me, didn't look like anything much at all, so just kept going. Unfortunately for me, the sidewalk had sunk (two plates of the sidewalk had both fallen at an end making a shallow V) and that patch of dust was actually about two inches of sand filling in that shallow V.

My wheels hit that sand and completely stopped. The rest of me kept going. I learned how important your hands are the next week or so. Road rash on your palms is NOT fun.

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