Fearless Women & Extreme Downhill Skateboarding

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335

While I'm killing time waiting for May so I can start the next round of market reports, I found this little gem while I was browsing around on BoingBoing.

Maryhill, in Goldendale, Washington, has become the site for a variety of gravity driven sports like downhill skateboarding and street luge. This footage is from the Maryhill Freeride event, which apparently doesn't have a lot of rules and allows multiple riders. This is an impressive ride by a couple of very gutsy women - the only thing that gives me pause is the lack of protective covering - I've had my share of road rash from cycling, and it ain't any fun.

If I had any sense of balance left, I'd want to try this. Enjoy!

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Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
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Fort Collins, CO 80525
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Dick,

I'm with you.  Give me pads, gloves, and leather and maybe an airbag at the end.

Apr 30, 2012 08:06 AM #1
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Maryhill is also home to a fabulous winery, which is what I'd need to do this stunt ( without full gear)  - numerous sips of wine.

Apr 30, 2012 08:14 AM #2
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Skateboarding for the middle aged is an orthopedic surgeons dream lead generator. 

Have enought trouble keeping my feet on the ground before I would think of putting them on small slippery wheels.

Apr 30, 2012 08:27 AM #3
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Wow!  Well, they are better than me :)!  At least we get to live vicariously through them with video :)!  Much safer that way lol :)!

Apr 30, 2012 09:26 AM #4
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I would have to agree with Erv. In my younger days I would do this, but that was a long time and several broken bones ago.

Apr 30, 2012 09:32 AM #5
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Dick, this is so very cool to watch! I must admit that when I was a teenager, we used to skateboard on the Blue Ridge Parkway - now that had some big down hill places! (We also ice skated down a hill that was used for ski practice, but that was another story, lol)!

Sharon

Apr 30, 2012 01:12 PM #6
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Dick- I never did have enough "balance-ability" even in my youth!  You've got to hand it to these kids.  I'm amazed at what they do.  We love watching the "X" games. 

Apr 30, 2012 01:16 PM #7
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A broken foot would prevent me from trying this, but thanks for the inspiration.

Apr 30, 2012 01:18 PM #8
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Yup, those ladies have guts.  Maybe 20 or so years ago I may have tried that too.

Apr 30, 2012 10:27 PM #9
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Good Morning Dick, thanks for bringing some excitement this Tuesday morning with a great video. Have a great day

May 01, 2012 12:41 AM #10
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Hey Dick,  Unreal, I would have to have so much padding on to do something like this.  Maybe I am getting old.

May 01, 2012 02:50 AM #11
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Dick

Thanks for sharing this, it was indeed a trip to watch. I leave it to you younger guys to go for it. Not my cup of tea anymore but fun to see. cheers cvc

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I used to think that biking with no hands was a big deal.  I am thankful that I am as old as I am now.

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