Where to SK8?

 

“With gas prices still high in some parts of the Central Coast, many people have had to use other forms of transportation.

For one local college student, he’s been skateboarding to work for the past couple of years; and, just last month, he got a $203 fine for skating in the bike lane.

According to San Luis Obispo police, there is no bike riding or skateboarding downtown. The downtown area is considered between Santa Rosa Street to Carmel Street, and from Mill Street to Pacific Street.

Skateboarding is allowed on sidewalks outside of the downtown area.” for full KSBY story click here.

I have been skating around town and at school lately… Now I am wondering if I should risk getting a ticket…I live downtown on bike blvd and a few blocks from the “no skateboarding” zone.

From my house I skate around to take care of errands, meet up with friends or go to work. Skating is faster than walking,  good for your body and soul and is environmentally friendly…But it’s illegal. Why!?!?!??! What do people think I am going to do?!

I also work downtown in the “no skateboarding zone”, six blocks away from my house. I work late and feel more comfortable skating home rather than walking home, alone in the dark….the other place I venture to is school, you know to learn and develop my skills…But there is no skateboarding allowed there either ( might I also add that the paths are perfectly paved and smoooth as a babies butt). “Skateboards, inline skates, rollerblades, and scooters are prohibited anywhere on campus property.” – Rules and regulations for Cuesta College.

I love skating on bike paths around SLO county…but people give me crap for that too… One guy passed me and yelled “It’s called a BIKE path not a SKATE path”.

I could go to the skate park exept for the fact that its SUPER LAME and needs to be updated.. Also I love pushing, cannot do any tricks yet and before I go out to the LOS OSOS skatepark (where all the good skaters go)… I would like to get a little better…
If San Luis doesn’t want skaters on the streets, build them a skate park good enough to keep them there!

 

Where to skate?? I love the feeling of flying down the street with the wind in your hair and board beneath your feet.. Skating makes any outing enjoyable….by the way I sprained my ankle and will be out for a couple days… If you aren’t falling you aren’t trying hard enough!

 

 

Diablo Canyon and the Evil PG&E

Nuclear power is as green as a plastic bag. Yes, it takes little energy to produce… but the waste is toxic and stays on the Earth for thousands of years. If the Diablo Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown were to occur it would contaminate the environment, the ground, the water, the plants, the animals and us, humans. Building the power plant was a huge mistake in the first place.

And now they want to do seismic testing to “better understand the earthquake faults around the nuclear plant”. Allowing Seismic testing will endorse killing and maiming of untold numbers of adult breeding mammals, crustaceans, fish, and other invertebrates. Click here to find out more about seismic testing.

“With 90% of global fisheries wiped out already and with an irreversible coral reef system collapse occurring right now, the situation is dire, nearly hopeless. But I have faith that we can resurrect the oceans, if only we can stop the destruction and stop it soon. The cause of this imminent global eco-system collapse is some seven billion human beings sucking the life out of the oceans like lust-deranged vampires. unless we stop the degradation of our oceans, marine ecological systems will begin collapsing and when enough of them fail, the oceans will die. And if the oceans die, then civilization collapses and we all die.”-Captain Paul Watson

PG&E cares about making money. PG&E does not care about the environment, the animals, plants and people living here. PG&E can say whatever they want, but actions speak louder than words. This survey should be stopped. This power plant and all power plants around the world should be shut down.
The fact is, we as people have the technology and ability to invest in real green energy. The kind that is renewable and yields no waste. Do not support Nuclear Power. We can get energy through other safe and green sources. Stand up for what is right and tell the rich and greedy that we do not want to support them any longer. Let us invest in our community, take charge and do what is right. We need to protect ourselves, the land and everything that lives here. Nuclear energy provides about 20% of the United States’ electricity. Let’s change that. For a Healthy future.

to read more about the seismic testing click here.

Effects of Radiation:

“The March 2011 nuclear disaster may cause as many as 2,500 cases of cancer, mostly in Japan, Stanford University scientists said. They incorporated emission estimates into 3-D global atmospheric modeling to predict the effects of radiation exposure, which was detected as far away as the U.S. and Europe. Cancer cases may have been at least 10 times greater if the radiation hadn’t mostly fallen in the sea, said Mark Z. Jacobson, co-author of the first detailed analysis of the event’s global health effects. Identical emissions from a hypothetical accident at California’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant would be 25 percent deadlier because of differing weather patterns, according to the study published yesterday in the journal Energy & Environmental Science. Radiation fallout forced the evacuation of about 160,000 people surrounding the plant. It also left about 132 square kilometers as a no-go zone, some of it uninhabitable for decades. Prolonged exposure to radiation in the air, ground and food can damage DNA, causing leukemia and other cancers.” (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-17/fukushima-radiation-may-cause-1-300-cancer-deaths-study-finds.html)

Radiation poisoning is a form of damage to organ and other tissues caused by excessive exposure to ionizing radiation. Radiation exposure can increase the probability of developing several diseases, mainly cancer, tumours, and genetic damage. It is generally associated with acute (a single large) exposure such as that being released from a nuclear meltdown.

The amount of radiation exposure is usually expressed in a unit called millirem (mrem). Radiation doses of more than 5000 mrem/year are considered unsafe, regardless of source. In the United States, the average person is exposed to an effective dose equivalent of approximately 360 mrem (whole-body exposure) per year from all sources.

A radiation dose calculator can approximate values and general averages for typical annual radiaiton exposure. Nuclear technology expert Brad McCarthy stated that “exposure from a nuclear meltdown could fall between 100,000 to 1,000,000 mrem which could cause severe radiation sickness to the people in Japan with increasing likelihood of fatality.” (http://www.infowars.com/japanese-nuclear-meltdown-means-detrimental-health-effects-worldwide/)

Sk8 Dates

Last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (13,14,15), Scott and I skated with my girl Heidi and her man Joel. We skated two days on the railroad bike path, played sk8 sumo out front of our house and my favorite skating down the parking garages…such a fun sk8 week. 🙂

Wednesday Night Sk8

Last night I pushed down to Sk8 warehouse to meet up with my girl Heidi and then pushed along the Bob Jones trail with my man Scott. Love skating that trail…I’m getting better at switching feet and my kick turns are  improving. All it takes is practice, practice, practice. Soaked in the hot springs after and relaxed.

The Bridge

So there is this bridge that goes across the railroad tracks right by my house. My man, Scott, says if I can make it up and down the bridge with out putting my foot down he will take me skating anywhere I want go in the world. The angle of the climb is pretty steep and the turns are sharp. Skated with my girl Heidi and her man Joel yesterday along the railroad bike path so they could see this bridge. Heidi and I are going to accomplish this goal in no time!