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May Skater of the Month

Name: Steve Rogers

Nickname: Steve Austin, man barely alive

Age: 49

Marital Status: Single

Have been skating for how long: I've been skating quads since the early 80's, but just started getting into inlines in the past year.

Equipment Brand and Type: Rollerblade 100mm

Life Philosophies: Take what you want and pay for it.

Favorite Time of Day to Skate: Summer 7 AM, Winter 3 PM, and 7 PM Tuesday nights

Favorite Skating Event: An afternoon doing the veloway "one more time" with skate friends. The Road Rash is pretty good too!

Most Memorable Incident: Doing the Road Rash this year.

Steve Rogers Photo

What do you get from Skating: The camaraderie in both the inline and quad communities is great. Skating is very open-ended - there's always something new to learn.

Would like to do this Year in Skating: Get a double push going, break a 1:30 marathon, transition to "real" skates.

Coolest Accomplishment: Skating the Road Rash this year.

Other Sports/Hobbies you Enjoy: I have my private pilot's license. Dabbled in photography. Done quite a bit of rocketry.

Favorite skating gadget/tool: Right now, it has to be the iPod, but I'm starting to wish I had a wrist GPS.

Mentors: Renee Febonio and Brian Shicoff

Helpful advice to other skaters/ Beginners: Enjoy where you're at while you're getting better.

Favorite Quote: A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.