Name: Dan O'Neill
Nickname: Dangerous Dan
Marital Status: Married
Have been skating for how long: 15 years
Equipment Brand and Type: Custom Bont Zero's, Cado Motus Frame, Matter G13 110mm wheels, ILQ9 bearings.
Life Philosophy: Go with the flow.
Favorite Time of Day to Skate: Early morning
Favorite Skating Events: Silver Strand Half Marathon (November)
First skating experience: My first full marathon, Napa to Calistoga 2001.
Awards/ Competitive Wins: More than a dozen podium finishes in my age group, including at the Texas Road Rash
What I get from skating: Unparalleled fitness training for older folks. It's the next best thing to flying.
Goal for the year: Skate 100 miles non-stop.
Coolest Accomplishment: Skated 60 miles in under 4 hours on my 60th birthday!
Other sports/hobbies I enjoy: Cycling and basketball
Mentors: "Fast Eddie" Wachter (Tucson) and Roger Olson
Helpful Advice to Beginners: The best way to learn a skill is to skate behind someone who is good at that skill and try to mimic their movements.