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Postby pzycoman » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:30 pm

pzycoman today is Asha - using pzycoman's computer as mine has died. Sorry for confusion everyone.
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Postby peter » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:28 pm

pzycoman wrote: If I put up some possible dates ofter speaking to the council then .


The lady (whose name I forget) who was actively involved with the Eastborne Skate Festival as a council rep.has now moved to Brighton Council. If anyone can remember her mname I am sure she'd be a useful council contact

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Postby asha » Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:05 pm

If her nameis Jo (frined of Marie) then she's the one I'm due to talk to. If not then Id like to meet that lady too! Thanks.

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Postby peter » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:15 am

asha wrote:If her nameis Jo (frined of Marie) then she's the one I'm due to talk to. If not then Id like to meet that lady too! Thanks.


That's her name.

When i was organisisng some Roller Hockey for the Eastbourne Festival she was very helpful.

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Postby cushty » Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:33 pm

pzycoman wrote:Any ideas when the kids festival is? I am planning to get kids rolling down here (there are ALOT of them) so that might tie in well.


It's usually part of, or around, the Brighton Festival. They might know more.

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Postby Kim » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:19 pm

Two kids events worth a look at are

Children├óÔé¼Ôäós Parade, Town Centre. First Saturday in May.
The Brighton Festival Children├óÔé¼Ôäós Parade produced by Same Sky has grown over the years into one of the most spectacular community events of its type in the country, with up to 4000 participants and an audience of over 10,000. Sixty participating local schools and community groups form the heart of this procession. Each year├óÔé¼Ôäós parade is based around a theme. 2006 saw the parade end on the beach with a large group sing along!

And

Burning the Clocks 21 December. Winter Solstice event. An annual community event consisting of a children├óÔé¼Ôäós lantern parade through the city centre finishing with a firework display from the beach adjacent to Madeira Drive. Conceived to celebrate the winter solstice, this event now takes place on 21 December each year and attracts around 3,000 spectators. For more information please visit http://www.burningtheclocks.co.uk

Now they bring back some memories,

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Postby Dan B » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:54 pm

pzycoman wrote:Brendan, can you get the music bike down? Anyone own a van?

Bugger that, let's ride it down there. I assume four-wheeled bikes are eligible to join the L2B

(May want a push up Ditchling Beacon, tho)

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Postby Slezzer » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:02 pm

Dan B wrote:(May want a push up Ditchling Beacon, tho)


I assume by that you mean "it'll be an absolute f%#ker trying to get it up that hill even if you have a team of ten friendly helpers".

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Postby Martyzz1 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:06 pm

Slezzer wrote:
Dan B wrote:(May want a push up Ditchling Beacon, tho)


I assume by that you mean "it'll be an absolute f%#ker trying to get it up that hill even if you have a team of ten friendly helpers".


Nah, Dan's a hero (y)

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Postby Cedy » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:30 pm

Brighton here I am !
I have a flat to my own, sea and city views, near the st peter's church
only 75 quid a week...
Anyway, we should definatly meet up and skate together, whoever is down here...

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Postby Doug » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:58 pm

Slezzer wrote:
Dan B wrote:(May want a push up Ditchling Beacon, tho)


I assume by that you mean "it'll be an absolute f%#ker trying to get it up that hill even if you have a team of ten friendly helpers".
But would it be able to stop once it's over the top?

You could always turn the bass up for additional push...

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Postby Dan B » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:40 pm

Doug wrote:But would it be able to stop once it's over the top?

Disc brakes all round :-)

Never yet managed to boil the brake fluid, but there's always a first time...

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Postby Dan B » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:45 pm

Slezzer wrote:I assume by that you mean "it'll be an absolute f%#ker trying to get it up that hill even if you have a team of ten friendly helpers".

Look at it this way: with four wheels you're not going to be falling off it no matter how slowly you go. Although it'd at least be cool to have someone around just to make sure once-a-year cyclists aren't trying to get a tow.

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Postby asha » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:50 pm

Cedy, I'm actually in London all weekend this weekend, but SUnday 11th finish teachin 1.30pm at the rink if you wana meet up. The skate home from there along the seafront towards the marina is always fun as the wind is alwasy pushing and Madeira Drive (lower seaside road) is always quiet and good surface = very fast/fun.
I'm in Kemptown. Where you?

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Postby PeterC » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:37 pm

Dan B wrote:
pzycoman wrote:Brendan, can you get the music bike down? Anyone own a van?

Bugger that, let's ride it down there. I assume four-wheeled bikes are eligible to join the L2B

(May want a push up Ditchling Beacon, tho)


Either that or ride down the bike and pick up the music when you get to Brighton?

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Postby Cedy » Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:16 pm

Hi Asha, I'm in the tall blocks, west of st Peter's church.
I've been skating to college, over in moulscoomb, I am surprised how many drivers shout at me for being on the road. Otherwise I found people very nice and relaxed.

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Postby peter » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:01 am

Cedy wrote: I've been skating to college, over in moulscoomb, .


Unless Moulsecombe has changed in recent times I am surprised you get to college with any wheels left on your skates

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Postby asha » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:55 pm

Brighton drivers need some more exposure to skaters..... I am also dealing with the stares, abuse and general 'what's that?' attitude. It will change, slowly.

If you want to meet up for a while I'l be done this sunday at 1pm at the rink by the west peir if you want to hang out, do some slalom, give the pedestrian sunday strolers something to look at....

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Postby Cedy » Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:29 pm

ok I should be around :)
Is there an ice rink ? I didn't know. Any good ?

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Postby cushty » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:06 pm

Asha, don't know if you've seen it but there's a free magazine (leaflet is probably more apt) called "breathe: in sussex" that's left in some of the pubs in Brighton (I found a copy in the Black Lion). It does articles on activities like riding bikes and skiing in Sussex and list a load of clubs at the back. There are no skating clubs mentioned so it might be a good opportunity to promote the small scene a little, especially if you're planning the beach skate.


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