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Old August 29th, 2016, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default That moment before work....

...where I'm thinking about skating to the office. There's still a few patches of condensation on the pavement though......looks like I ride my bike.

Some day, it will be bone dry out in the morning and not humid and gross. That is my dream.
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Old August 31st, 2016, 02:16 PM   #2
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Just go on skates. Make sure you watch out for the wet patches.
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Old September 1st, 2016, 09:27 PM   #3
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Just go on skates. Make sure you watch out for the wet patches.
As clumsy as I am, I'll still hit the wet patches.
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Old September 1st, 2016, 10:59 PM   #4
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As clumsy as I am, I'll still hit the wet patches.
So hit them. Skating under wet conditions is a useful skill to learn and this isn't enough to damage your bearings. Allow more time. You will need to go slower than normal. Just take it easy. Shorter strides. Keep your wheels under your body.
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Old September 2nd, 2016, 01:39 AM   #5
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So hit them. ... isn't enough to damage your bearings.
It's ME that I'm worried about!
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Old September 2nd, 2016, 01:27 PM   #6
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The biggest thing in wet conditions for me is... You have to put less force at the end of your stride, that's where the danger of slipping is at its highest. Or around a curve. I would suggest taking some of those wet spots. Do it on purpose, but do it really slow at first. Your friction with the ground will be greatly reduced, maybe moreso than you think. Once you take a few of those wet spots intentionally, you will gain a feel for how it is to skate them and gain the confidence to either skate around them or even over them... Dry days are nice too, but don't torture yourself waiting for the perfect day

Edit: Don't forget to use some extra padding when you're trying out new stuff.
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Old September 2nd, 2016, 01:58 PM   #7
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Good luck! I would need to roller skate pushing a hand truck to carry all my stuff to work.
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I would skate to work at least 100 days a year if not for the local knuckleheads up to no good. Like hitting cyclists with baseball bats etc. I have two good choices for getting to work - one on a smooth road with a bike path, and another on a bike path in a park about 4 miles long.

Both routes take me though really sketchy hoods. So...just a dream.
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