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Dirk May Skating in Southern California

Photos of Dirk May, the leader of the Frankfurt, Germany Tuesday Night Skate, and Kathie Fry, editor of SkateLog.com skating together in Venice Beach and Santa Monica, California in March of 2001.

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In March of 2001, I had an opportunity to skate in Venice Beach and Santa Monica with Dirk May, the leader of the Frankfurt Tuesday Night Skate in Germany. It was a fun day, and we exchanged a lot of ideas about night skates and organized skating tours (what makes them work, typical problems, and why U.S. night skates do not attract thousands of skaters like European night skates).

We didn't do anything special that day. We spent a couple of hours hanging out at the beach, talking to people and enjoying the beautiful weather. We chatted with Patrick of Venice Roller Works and Harry Perry, the "Kama Kosmic Krusader".

Patrick of Venice Roller Works
Harry Perry
Venice Roller Works
Harry Perry

We also checked out the new Venice skate dance plaza, tried on sunglasses, tried (unsuccessfully) to steal some cookies from a movie filming crew, skated to the Malibu end of the beach bike path, and finished off the day by stuffing ourselves with nachos and strawberry margaritas at the Baja Cantina. I even had a chance to meet some of Dirk's friends from Germany who happened to be in town.

Dirk Skating the Santa Monica Beach Trail
Baja Cantina
Dirk Trail Skating
Santa Monica Beach
Margaritas and Nachos
Trail Skating

Of course I had to talk Dirk into trying out my new Trail Skates. He had no problem at all with those things! It takes most people about an hour to get comfortable on Trail Skates but he started zooming around on them immediately.

And so Dirk and I came to the end of our day in Venice Beach and Santa Monica and our first meeting in person. It was such a pleasure to meet him at last and we had a great time together that day!

Dirk and Kathie
Dirk May and Kathie Fry Meeting for the First Time


The Next Time I Saw Dirk
...it was the following year at the 2002 Long Beach Inline Marathon.



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