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Sep Skater of the Month

Name: Thomas Bodine

Nickname: Tom

Age: 58

Marital Status: Married

Have been skating for how long:34 years.

Equipment Brand and Type: Scorpion Skates.

Life Philosophy: Dancing to the music life has given me.

Favorite Time of Day to Skate: 4 am to 9 am.

Favorite Skating Events: Thursday evening skating

Awards / Competitive Wins:

Most memorable incident / Biggest skating adventure: When I sailed into Fajardo, Puerto Rico, I needed to get a new compass, so I took my skates, put them in the Dinghy, rowed ashore then skated to West Marine. I did this after not having skated any distance for two years, while living in Antigua. The 5.5 kilometer skate wore me out, so much that I also bought a bicycle to ride back to the boat. Later on in the trip, I skated even more when my bicycle was stolen.

What do I get from skating: A fun way to get some exercise, that is more fun than running or bicycling.

Would like to do this year in skating: Skate the length of the new Manor to Springdale bike path.

Coolest Accomplishment: Skated down from Diamond heights to The Tenderloin in San Francisco, without injury. Skated in Hawaii. Skated the Roadrash.

Other sports / hobbies you enjoy: Sailing, attending First Unitarian Universalist church

Favorite skating gadget / tool: Scorpion Skates.

Mentors:Nicole Fisher

What do you enjoy about being a member of HCIC:Camaraderie when skating.

Helpful Advice to Beginners: Prepare to fall, don't fear falling, it happens, practice prevents falling.

Favorite Quotes: "Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can" - Herman Melville

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