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February 2nd, 2008 | categorizilation: all categories,USA (Texas)

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Today’s distance / ???????: 56 miles / 90km
Average speed / ????: 7.5mph / 12.1km/h
Time on skateboard / ????: 7h 28m
Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 2249mi (plus 266mi) / 3620km (plus 430km)
Ascent / ??: n/a
Descent / ??: n/a
End-of-day GPS coordinates: N30.23.41.9, W094.26.08.9

Fantastic day. Awesome. Great enough to feel good and jump for joy.

Climbing near Kirbyville, Texas, USA

Climbing near Kirbyville, Texas, USA Climbing near Kirbyville, Texas, USA

Climbing near Kirbyville, Texas, USA Climbing near Kirbyville, Texas, USA

Highway US96 was a super wide, concrete runway.

Runway or roadway? (Near Kirbyville, Texas, USA)

Zooming near Kirbyville, Texas, USAZooming near Kirbyville, Texas, USAZooming near Kirbyville, Texas, USA

There was a stiff headwind, however. That’s why it took more then seven hours to so the distance I did.

All in all, however, a great start to the state of Texas!

Texas flag in Silsbee, Texas, USA

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Comment by seljuk — February 4, 2008 @ 1:12 pm | post a comment

The greeting , *Robert.How are you?World, tourthis, look, ..*Posoftan, embrace, full_of, love

Comment by Mum — February 4, 2008 @ 3:47 pm | post a comment

You've obviously got right into the Texan 'everything is bigger here'! It's been a long time since you've posted any 'Rob doing his jumping thing' photos. Glad to see you've still got spring, sproing, sprong. How many days till your visa/visitor permit runs out?

Comment by Aunty Jenny — February 4, 2008 @ 4:26 pm | post a comment

Clever photography Rob!

Comment by Aunty Les — February 5, 2008 @ 1:53 pm | post a comment

By the time you get back to NZ you'll have sent an album full of 'jumps'. I'm not sure if you're demonstrating your fitness or skill with photography but I do enjoy these photos. I think the ones you did in Turkey have been the best so far but maybe the snowy background added to their interest.

Comment by Mike C — February 6, 2008 @ 12:25 am | post a comment

Great to see you're in high spirits! Skating 90km in one go into a headwind is pretty impressive!

Comment by Charlie — February 6, 2008 @ 8:50 am | post a comment

Alright Rob! Glad you are in such a good

groove. Great Photos.

We're looking forward to more.

Comment by Eric / Bubbles — February 13, 2008 @ 6:49 am | post a comment

good to see some jumping pics in there again…I was wondering if pushing the board horizontally would suck out your desire for some vert air!!!!

keep it up…peace


Comment by bert hayes — February 13, 2008 @ 8:38 pm | post a comment

I forget to tell you about the "Blue Northers" which whip down the plains of OK and Texas. "Nothing but a barbwire (bobwahr)between the Rio Grande and the Canadian border to stop them. Keep pedaling young man. We will keep following the reports. Bert Hayes, Staff Writer The Islander, Gulf Shores, ALABAMA

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