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Skater of the Month

Name: Bill Chisolm

Nickname: None

Age: 55

Marital Status: Married

Have been skating for how long:Since about 1992!

Equipment Brand and Type:

  • For city streets: K2 V02 90 Pro (4 x 90 mm)
  • For the veloway: Rollerblade Tempest 100C (4 x 100 mm)
  • For unpaved trails: Skike v7 Fix roller skis (2 x 150 mm)

Life Philosophies: Be yourself, be kind, and enjoy the ride!

Favorite Time of Day to Skate: Saturday afternoon.

Favorite Skating Event:Local: HCIC group skate in Kerrville; Non-local: San Francisco Friday Night Skate

Awards/Competitive Wins: Who? Me?

Most Memorable Incident:Skating in Edinburgh Scotland, where nobody is into skating, and the road surface is generally terrible. But I had fun with the challenge of it.

What do you get from Skating: I get a sense of adventure from skating through the city streets. The sights and sounds are a bit different every day. I like to see people on the street, and to be seen by them. I talk to strangers. Skating in the city makes me feel alive, and it makes me feel like I belong in the place where I am.

And... the physical exercise is a wonderful side effect. It doesn't feel like work when you are having fun.

Would like to do this Year in Skating: Meet more fun people.

Coolest Accomplishment: I was a computer chip designer in the 80?s and 90?s, back when that was still a cool and fun thing to do.

Other Sports/Hobbies you Enjoy: Alpine skiing!

Favorite skating gadget/tool: Helmet with sparkly lights on it, for night skating

What do you enjoy about being a member of HCIC: I like being part of a community of skaters.

Mentors: My wife, Ruth

Helpful advice to other skaters/ Beginners: Start out on easy terrain (no hills). Then add new challenges a little at a time.

Favorite quote: If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good! -- Dr. Seuss.

Bill Chisolm