City Island Skate 05-05-2012
Met at Columbus Circle, entrance to the Central Park at 11AM and skated to City Island, a small island approximately 1.5 mile long by 0.5 mile wide and is located at the extreme western end of Long Island Sound, south of Pelham Bay and east of Eastchester Bay. Citi Island is in the Bronx, New York City.
Had a sea food lunch at City Island and some returned by subway and the most skated back.
Distance: O/W 20 miles, R/T 40 miles
Weatehr: Temp 60F, Humidity 80%, Wind calm, Event overcast.
Ice Skating at Bryant Park.
Some inline skaters gathered and enjoyed ice skating.
Admission is free. Skates rental and lock are not free.
The rink is open only end of November to February.
Arco 1084Replaced the frames equipped with the Apollo boots from K2 to Arco.
It totally changed the skating experience with these boots. K2 3100 is known for reasonably good frames with budget. It was OK with me but they were not my favorite at all as the maneuverability was not great to me.
Since Apollo boots are 165 mount, I chose Arco 1084 (100x3 + 84x1) frames. I knew I was going to love them. I used to have Arco 5x84 straight frames and fell in love with them (the length was too long so I decided to let them go).
My second Arco frames did not turn me down at all. They are just great. Glide is easy, small turns are easy to manipulate and the ride is so smooth. I love Arco frames. I think they went out of business, too bad.:: DATA ::Skates:
Canariam Apollo + Arco 1084 + Hyper StripeRoute:
14km (9 miles)Weather:
Temp. 70F (+21 C). Winds 5.8 mph / 9.3 km/h, Event Clear, Humidity 48%, (reading at 2PM)
Labels: Inline skating
First Custom BootsFinally everything to assemble my new skates with Pinnacle Tsunami boots are here.I wanted to equipped with carbon frames but Tusa frames did not have inverntory so I bought Lugino Pilot instead. Wheels are Matter F3, bearings are standard as I don't need any particular fast bearing at this point (I will replace them with Swiss later).
I just can't wait skating with them!
New frames, BOEN 326, have arrived.
Mount them to CanarIam boots and skated for TER (Thursday Evening Roll) Season Premire.
They are very nice. So light and stiff. Enjoyed fast and comfortable ride.
Sunday Morning Skate
On a nice warm sunny day, with calm wind, excellent route, great skaters (about 25) and wonderful food - we got all of them!
Columbus Circle - 59th Bridge - Queens - Flushing Meadows/Corona Park - Bohemian Hall & Restaurant (Astoria) - 24th Street - 59th Bridge - Columbus CircleMore Photos:: DATA ::Skates:
Salomon Vitesse 3Route:
Temp. 75F (+24 C). Winds 10 miles/ 16 km (Various), Events Clear, Humidity 15%.
Now that we have plenty of light when skating after work.
On the way back from about 7 miles skate, the sun was starting to go down over the Hudson River ...
I just love sunset.