[extropy-chat] Recreational Technologies

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Sun Mar 12 20:36:43 UTC 2006

> As a child I  never learned to skate but at age 42, I discovered
> this great improvement to Rollerblade technology and spend four days at
> "skate camp for middle-agers" in Hilton Head.

Agreed, those LandRollers look like lots of fun! I also never learned to
roller skate. My son bought me rollerblades in my late 50s and I go many
Monday evenings to a local indoor rink. Good exercise and good for
balance. There's really no place here for outdoor skating except the
roads: full of holes, gravel, and pickuptrucks driven by folks who might
enjoy squashing me like they do the possums, turtles, coons and snakes...

Balance is very important for longevity, IMHO. For older folks, falls are
a terrible danger and often presage the beginning of the end of active


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