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August 9th, 2007 | categorizilation: all categories,England

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Updated the following pages today:

  • The gear page including a comprehensive Wish List containing items that I require for the ongoing journey across the Atlantic Ocean and across North America. It’s never been easier to become a physical part of the 14degrees Journey!
  • The Route page has been updated with some possible routes across North America.
  • I am always updating my links page with links to other inspiring websites. Recently added were The Testicle of Manhood (Charlie is skateboarding through Europe from England to Morocco), Push for the Cure (recent mammoth long distance skateboard journey by a team in Canada), and Skate for Cancer (another recent huge long distance skate across the US). And you thought I was the only one…

Plus it was fun meeting some fellow long distance skateboarders yesterday in Hyde Park. Bam from Beats Walking Europe, who along with Adam Colton – a man who likes nothing better than to have a little bit of a shindig dance on his longboard (watch this video of him, and you will see what I mean) – and their team arrived home to London after skateboarding more than 1,000km through Europe.

A merry-go-round in the Westend, London, England

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Comment by Rach Callander — August 10, 2007 @ 4:51 pm | post a comment

Well Rob get practicing those dance tricks!! i reckon you could pull it off!!

Awesome clip tho eh!

Comment by Mum — August 11, 2007 @ 3:46 am | post a comment

Pity you haven't got a long board. You could while away the boring bits by making up skateboard dances to various tunes. And of course, provide extra entertainment to any passersby!

Comment by Dad — August 11, 2007 @ 4:10 am | post a comment

Just caught up on your comment about the skate board being almost as fast as the bike Rob. The better roads must be making the difference. Skate boarding through a place like Kazakhstan would have been a challenge!! No one has done that. Perhaps you could consider doing it after the States?

The guy's at Prominent Hill continue to watch your progress with interest.

Comment by matt windsor — August 11, 2007 @ 2:55 pm | post a comment

hey rob,

about the yacht thing, my reccomendation is just to go and hang around yacht clubs and ask around. i have heard that if you are working for one of these agencies its really hard work, whereas there exisits potentially thousands of people sailing around the world who would be happy to pick up a "hitchhiker", and you could relax more and learn how to sail properly. hey if you end up skating down through mexico, i might be planning to take a yacht from panama back home to new zealand next winter. maybe we could meet up…

oh and i was dissapointed that you didnt ride your skateboard around and around the ferry on the way to england!! ha ha!!

Comment by rob luxton — August 13, 2007 @ 7:25 pm | post a comment

Hi Rob,

Just finally caught up with your entries… Nice one, well done. The journey will never end. You've found the beginning, hope you enjoy the rest of it, even after you reach New Zealand.

As for not photographing the UK food ! I reckon a quick piccy of a Cornish Pasty wouldn't hurt anyone. Good clean fun from Cornwall.

You started you journey after me and have now finished the first leg before me. I'm bogged down with things I must do before I crack on.. I wish you well on the next leg and mind your toes on the boat cleats…you'll need them for crossing the US.

All the best


Comment by Daniel N. Lang — August 14, 2007 @ 10:45 am | post a comment

Hey Rob, nice ideas! Especially the Yacht thing might come handy for me, too :-)

Do not forget to train while on the yacht!

Comment by carl w. — August 16, 2007 @ 2:32 am | post a comment

if you are training on the skateboard on the boat/ yacht remember to make the skateboard wear a life jacket! While I guess you can swim, it probably can't.

Comment by Allen — August 16, 2007 @ 3:07 pm | post a comment

Rob, I looked over your route options. If you take that Southern route from Florida, pray that your sailing trip lasks a while because it is going to be hot. (not sure why you would want to skate across Texas but I am sure it will be a first). I won't be of much use with contacts on that Southern route but if you take the DC and down option contact me and I can get you some rest stops on the way. I think the Blue Ridge Mountains would be awesome to skate in the fall. The uphills would suck but the downhills would be legendary. Regardless, I can provide whatever beta I have when you land.


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