|Razor, Stalker, Shocker, and Bat Ma'am at the Rage City Ugly Sweater Party|
Now that's off my chest (as a lapsed Catholic, I still feel guilty about pretty much everything!), let's talk about something you may be able to get to after the official festivities of this time of year have past and you have some time before your league officially starts practicing for the new year. That pesky gear maintenance!
I've talked about cleaning your wheels and bearings in recent posts and touched on keeping up with inspecting and maintaining your gear in my first post, so now may be a good time to revisit those instructions and actually put them to use. Throw those pads in your washer, have a wheel and bearing cleaning party while re-watching your favorite bouts from this past season, and inspect your helmet for any cracks or dents that may mean it's time to get something new to protect your noggin.
Speaking of protecting your noggin...anyone want a free S-One Lifer helmet? I have one up for grabs for one of my fans who posts (or has posted) a comment to any of the posts or subscribed/followed my G Spot.
My next post will be on plates, trucks, and kingpins followed by a series on protective gear. I'm also planning to do a symbiotic blog post with the ever inspirational Elektra Q-Tion and her blog You Picked A Fine Time To Leave Me Loose Wheel. Check her out! Then come back next week for more. Until then, have a photo of Ms. Mel Mangles of Rose City fame when she stoicly jumped into freezing water with Rage City to raise money for Special Olympics...
|Mel Mangles is in the middle, I'm right beside her. Held her hand later during the jump.|
Until we skate again!