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June Skater of the Month

Name: Kenneth Ufheil

Nicknames: UFO

Age: 49

Marital Status: Single

Have been skating for how long: 44 Years

Equipment Brand and Type: Bont Hustlers with Ultimate 5X80 frames, also Bont Jets, Apaches, and Vapors, all with Bont 4x100 S frames

Life Philosophy: Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

Favorite Time of Day to Skate: Anytime it's not over 100F (38C), or under 28F (-2C)

Favorite Skating Event: Texas Road Rash

Awards/Competitive Wins: Not yet. Hopefully the 2012 Texas Road Rash!

Biggest Skating Adventure: Skating from Boetzingen Germany to Neuf Brisach, France and back to Wasenweiler, Germany in August 2009.

Kenneth Ufheil Photo

What do you get from Skating: The satisfaction of covering lots of ground quickly on two feet under my own power.

Would Like to Do This Year in Skating:Skate a half marathon in 45 minutes.

Coolest Accomplishment: Smuggling my cold war era Tatra T603-1 out of the former Czechoslovakia.

Other Sports/Hobbies you Enjoy: Ice hockey, lacrosse. Maintaining and restoring my '53 Hudson Hornet, and '57 Tatra t603-1. Old Flxible Clipper buses (want to re-power and convert one to RV).

Favorite Skating Gadget/Tool: Bearing cleaner bottle.

Mentors: Rob Blair

Helpful Advice to Beginners: Concentrate on getting lower, strengthening your quads to get good knee bend and avoid stressing the lower back.

Favorite Quote: "I did it just because can....."