Posts Tagged ‘inline’

Don’t Ever Change, Sunday “Skatin’ Place” at Sixth and Fulton, Where the 70′s (and Michael Jackson) Will Never Die

Monday, June 20th, 2011

This was the scene during yesterday’s “Healthy”* Sunday in Golden Gate Park.

Now, the other kind, inline skating, well, who knows about that, but no matter, roller disco will never die, looks like.

So get over to JFK Jr near 6th Avenue on Sundays and Skate, Bounce, Rock, Roll (feel free to mix up these imperatives as you please) forever:

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Hurray!

*Is this Orwellian or Hitlerian language? I get those two mixed up sometimes…

Roller Skating Man Beats MUNI at Its Own Game – Why Don’t More Commuters Skate to Work? – Is It Quasi-Legal?

Friday, November 12th, 2010

This fellow on inline skates acquitted himself favorably while getting to work the other day.

Now, is it legal to commute to work by skating these days on the Streets of San Francisco?

Don’t know. Or maybe it’s illegal but it’s one of those Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell things.

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Certainly this would be faster than MUNI, that’s for sure…

Conflict Betwixt Skaters and Skateboarders in Golden Gate Park – The “Green Line” of the “Skatin’ Place” at 6th Ave.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

I’ll tell you, I never before noticed this painted oval at our relatively new “Skating Place” in Golden Gate Park near 6th And Fulton.

It’s the Green Line of Golden Gate Park ’cause it divides the skaters from the skateboarders, apparently.

See?

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Here’s a veteran skater laying down the law to a couple of Sk8tr Boies with skateboards. Boarders should stay inside the line and skaters (both inline and regular) should stay out.

Or something like that.

OTOH, if Heather Graham ever comes back to town, she can skate wherever she wants, right?

Rollergirl as Bond Girl. Gold! I love goooooold!

Anyway…

Can’t we all get along?

Skates on Haight – Commuting to Work on RollerBlades in Hilly San Francisco

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

This fellow is going to work on his inline skates down hilly, hilly Haight Street. He’s keeping up with the bikes and leaving everybody else - drivers, MUNI, peds - in the dust.

Horrible, clogged, failed Octavia Boulevard, Bane of Travelers All, is vanquished, if just for a moment. 

He’s going for speed:

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Sunday Streets in the Mission District to Feature New RollerSoccer Sport

Friday, June 5th, 2009

You know all about rollersoccer, right? It’s not listed in the English language Wikipedia but the French one says it’s “un sport hybride qui consiste à jouer au football sur des rollers.” And it was created by a local - see?

“Ce sport est né dans les années 1990 à San Francisco aux États-Unis, crée par Zack Phillips.”

This Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Capp and 24th Street, you’ll be able to see a demonstration of this new sport. It’s all a part of Sunday Streets in the Mission District.

Here’s Zacharias “ZackDaddy” Phillips dribbling his way down the Embarcadero at the Northern Waterfront  Sunday Streets in April, with lovable sidekick R2D2 beeping away:

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Check the close-up featuring unique hemispheric tattoos:

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See you there this Sunday!

The Roller Skaters of Golden Gate Park Know How to Have a Good Time

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Just look at these people oscillate wildly on a pleasant Sunday in Golden Gate Park at 368 John F Kennedy Jr Drive near Fulton and 6th Avenue.

You’d think some group would come along to put an end to this footloose tomfoolery, but be patient – somebody will find a reason to put a stop to this, soon enough.

Furry, bright red mukluks (as modeled by David Miles, Jr., the “Godfather of Skating”) strictly optional, as are skates, apparently. Let your freak flag fly, people. Click to expand:

In the meantime, cue the music and get on out there to the Skatin’ Place, which is not far from the Sundays-only, free, beginners-welcome Lindy in the Park swing dance thing. 

Bring your flashlight if you want to stay late.

See you there!

When: Sundays, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Skatin’ Place – 6th Ave. and JFK Drive – San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park (map)
Description: Every Sunday Kennedy Drive in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is closed to auto traffic. The roadway is transformed into a 21st century recreational paradise where skaters, bikes, runners and other park users use the asphalt to have a great time. There is a special area at 6th Avenue and Kennedy Drive called, “Skatin’ Place”. Here skaters boogie to the music all day long. They glide with style and grace. Some work on skate dance routines. Others hone their skills on the slalom course. Many sit on the hillside and watch in awe. It is the greatest example of a public outdoor roller rink in the middle of Golden Gate Park.  

San Francisco Inline Marathon – World Champions Compete in Golden Gate Park

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Inline Speed Skating – it’s an actual sport. This was the scene yesterday in GGP, where speedy skaters managed not to kill any babies in strollers. (How’s that, NIMBY’s?)

Read all about it.

Competitors tended to bunch up into clumps on the straights and then stretch out into a line in the high-speed turns. Click to enlarge:

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A sprint to the finish line. Wouter Hebbrecht managed to hold off this group and attain second place.

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Nastassia Hamor, in blue, gets a chance to rest while slowing down for a hairpin turn. She came in fourth place:

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Top Finishers:

Men:

  1. Joey Mantia 1:15:40.183
  2. Wouter Hebbrecht
  3. Brian Talley
  4. Donnie Beck
  5. Adam Miller

Women

  1. Sara Sayasane 1:27:33.345
  2. Helen Havam
  3. Peggy Girgenti
  4. Nastassia Hamor
  5. Mechelle Busby 

See you next year!

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