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Old August 4th, 2011, 08:45 AM   #1
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This is what I get a lot of when I skate outdoors, people speaking loud enough for me to hear talking about how skating is 'fine for kids but....' and so forth. I have also met with this attitude towards skateboarding and bmx... yeah right, that's why these are international sports played with incredible skill by world-class athletes. What is with people? Everyone is so boring! I am a 36yo mother-of-two and proud to not be a boring old git thank you very much, my boys will at least grow up with a good example to live an active life and when did it become 'the law' that you can only do boring stuff like running to keep fit? So the cut-off point for having any fun is... what? 14?

Anyone else had this?
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Old August 4th, 2011, 10:01 AM   #2
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get it all the time. i just turn off and think rather smugly that they're the ones missing out.

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Old August 4th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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Hey i ride Bmx,es as well and I am 42

Now i just need to wear my skates and ride my bike at the same time
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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:55 AM   #4
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Yes they are the ones missing out and they must know that or else why do they feel the need to dismiss it as a kids' activity in a loud voice? If I see people doing something I don't think I would enjoy do you know what I do? Nothing! Judgemental people, man, where did we get so many of them all of a sudden? It's a sign of people not really living which is quite worrying really.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #5
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That's why so many people are "out of shape". That's only an excuse to not "get in shape". The ancient Chinese people have a saying..."running water never grows stale". In other words you gotta "keep it movin'". What better way to kepp it movin' than to roller skate?

Let those people have their obesity, arthritis and other ailments. I'm 50 years old and at 6'3" 240 lbs I weigh more than I ever did but I'm in better shape than I was when I was in my 30s.

Keep it movin'!
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Old August 4th, 2011, 03:02 PM   #6
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Excuse me? I am a kid. I'm 46 and look at least 10 years younger. I attribute that to fostering the well spring of my youth through skating.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 03:33 PM   #7
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Kid's Stuff???!!! I'm guilty as charged. I began inline skating at 62 because I enjoyed skating so much as a kid.

I skated to grade school though forbidden by my parents and the principal. The medal clamp-ons with a strap held them on my snikers just fine for the mile of fun. I'd hide them a block from home and school so those in authority wouldn't know. I couldn't wait for school to be over and run to put on my skates and roll home.

So I'm happy to admit I'm in my second childhood and at 73 I'm skating better and further than ever, so ...

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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #8
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I used to get it, but I ignored it until it went away. Now I wear this: http://347010.spreadshirt.com/old-en...tomize/color/2

Just las night wone of the youth at our church was guessing ages of us grown-ups. He was surprisingly accurate until he got to me. His guess was 37. I shook his hand with a grin and told him I am 48.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:28 PM   #9
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Those people are already in their minds "over the hill". I enjoy the fact that I can still win most session races when they have them and I just turned 50. Nothing like passing at the last cone...
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Old August 4th, 2011, 05:47 PM   #10
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I see that attitude a lot. If they want to be old before their time, let them. It's sitting in that rocking chair that ages you, and at 47, I'm not even thinking about that chair.

My grandma lived to 99, and she was a very active lady. I was helping her clear some brush when I was about 18 and she was in her early seventies, and she completely outworked me. That made an impression.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 06:51 PM   #11
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Hey i ride Bmx,es as well and I am 42

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Off-topic: That avatar pic just made me say "WTF?!?" out loud.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 07:42 PM   #12
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Something like this? Look left.
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Off-topic: That avatar pic just made me say "WTF?!?" out loud.
Sam the 3 time ugly dog contest winner . RIP
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Old August 4th, 2011, 08:24 PM   #14
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YEAH .i will have to try it noice
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Old August 4th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #15
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Hahahaaaa I wish you all lived in my town
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Old August 4th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #16
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If they say it with intentions of you hearing it, agree with them and tell them that it's "for the young" and it would proobably be too hard for them at their age.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #17
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I live in the UK and I get this all the time, out on the street, my 'friends' and work colleagues, I get the constant piss taken. The thing is, deep down in that special place most adults don't like to talk about, the place where they used to have fun, they want to skate too. They are just scared, I know as I used to be one of them.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #18
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If they say it with intentions of you hearing it, agree with them and tell them that it's "for the young" and it would proobably be too hard for them at their age.
It is for the young..LOL! Me!
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:22 AM   #19
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Yep I hear it too. Why do you compete? Why do you skate so much? I tell them it beats running, and I am in the best shape I have been in since I was 20. While I don't think I will ever turn a 10 second lap in speed, I will get to below 12 and I will skate a whole marathon next year in under 2 hours.

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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:31 AM   #20
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If the social pressure gets to be too much...here are more socially acceptable forms of exercise for adults:

water aerobics(preferably with milk jugs)

lawn darts

dog walking

stroller skating

shuffleboard

doubles tennis

golf (with cart)
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