Category Archives: Longboard Places

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Board Place – TART trail, Traverse City Longboarding

Traverse City showcases some of the best beauty in Michigan.

In the morning, I watched the fog roll over Lake Michigan and then disappear an hour later. I took this picture at the bottom of Pyramid Point right before trying to beat my girlfriend’s best time of  4:20 climbing back up.

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My time was 8:40.

Pretty pretty, right? I snapped a few more.

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But anyhoo, on to the subject of Longbo- oh wait.

The next day we ate at this awesome Microbrewery called the Filling Station and ate THIS:

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The pizza is called the Berlington Northern, it’s delicious, and here’s why:

Garlic Oil, Roasted Garlic, Red Onion, Fresh Pear, Prosciutto, Brie, Parmesan, Balsamic Reduction.

AND, unfortunately I’m a few months shy of 21, but I think I think I have a good idea of what I’ll be doing to celebrate my birthday.

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Basically it’s a bar on wheels. See those white cup holders? They hold beer while you drink, pedal, and are navigated to pubs by a chauffeur-type.

NEATO!

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ANYHOO, Here is my Longboarding video post. My editing skills have DEFINITELY improved the second time around. My only regret is that I didn’t have more time to shoot.

We shot the amazingly fun TARTtrail, a network of interconnected paved pathways that I can’t wait to get back to.

Also, apologies for the video quality. I would rather not discriminate against the mobile users.

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Thanks for the support and have super cool day.

 

 

Board Place – Preserve Longboarding

Hey, you.

This first week, I want to share my longboarding experience at the Preserves of Dexter MI. It’s a beautiful valley with a lake, a few emerging McMansion, and most importantly long smooth roads that that carried me all the way to slide city and back. The video below should give you a taste of the place!

As you can see, I love to slide! Although, I mean that in a very casual sense. I’m really not one for intense downhill sliding. This video is the first time I have ever worn a helmet while boarding, and one of the few occasions on which I’ve wore my gloves. Yes, I know, very stupid. I learned my lesson the two days prior to filming my Preserve Cruise. I still have the elbow injuries to prove it. Maybe I should invest in some G-FORM for my more ambitious cruises. However, I’ve always been one for long and level cruising. Sometime soon, I hope to have the time and means to check out a marathon push race.

Which brings me to my next point. By the end of my Preserve Cruise I had gone up and down the hills so much that I could barely lift my standing leg without feeling intense pain. And, after doing some research I found this groin stretch video which helped a surprising amount. Plus, I appreciated the fact that the guy showing me how to stretch is also wearing jeans.

Thanks for checking out my first post! I hope you found it helpful, relevant, or at least a little interesting. More Places and experiences abound!