ASRA - Australian Skateboard Racing Association

On Monday 6 September ASRA old-timers Trav and Haggy will be setting out on their first long-distance sojourn.

The goal - Sydney to Canberra!

How many pushes do people think it will take to get to Canberra? Ten thousand, Fifty thousand? I really have no clue. And I won't be keeping track, so it will remain a guessing game. Well, that's better than the Crying Game. That's one surprise I could do without. "Huh, what Haggy? I don't get the joke." Watch the movie.

Hey Trav - just another 300,000 pushes to go mate!

The responses we have received from people are interesting. They range from "Are you crazy!" to "Rad!". And of course, lots of blank stares and "Why!??".

And to that question of "Why?", we say to you, all you doubters and naysayers, carpetbaggers and couch potatoes, we do it because we CAN! Like Hillary and Mt Everest, Scott and the South Pole, Bannister and the 4-minute mile - we do it because it's there...

Come rain, thunder, hail or lightning, wind storms, tornadoes or heat wave, cattle stampede or sheep attacks, we shall persevere!

Robtech - are you sure you still want to lend me your Deelite Nemesis??

300km of Australia's finest pavement! Can't wait...

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Comment by Robbo on September 6, 2010 at 20:23
Spoke to Haggy and trav at about 6pm. Apparently they have visited the 7th level of hell today. Skated 90kms they hoped would take 5hrs but in fact took them 9.5hrs across some of the roughest rd in the history of time. Both guys are totally shattered, haggy's was switching feet all day but recons his left knee has just been rattled to the bone. They came across one of those up hills you don't notice when you are driving in a car but was 8kms of rough as guts uphill. There was a 20km section that was smooth as but was very busy with trucks and cars so they skated on the roughest shoulder of all time only 12 inches from the smoothest tarmac you will ever see while looking at the smooth tarmac for 3hrs but unable to roll onto it.

Got a 75km schedule tomorrow

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Comment by Steve on September 6, 2010 at 20:48
Haggy and Trav you are Hardcore! Good luck guys!
Comment by Tim Day on September 6, 2010 at 20:58
Hecticcccccc....Keep it up boys!

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Comment by Adam on September 6, 2010 at 22:23
Thanks for the update, Good luck, hope the roads get smoother.

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Comment by leeso on September 6, 2010 at 22:39
yeah guys thats rad, get a massage where ever you can..keep charging

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Comment by Kelly Carter on September 6, 2010 at 22:43
hahahaha trav looks like robocop

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Comment by Rob Mcwhinnie on September 7, 2010 at 8:26
all the best guys,its a long road ahead and plenty on dangers,, the deelite,,ARRRRRRR, that board will never be the same robbo, hahahahha,

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Comment by Marek on September 7, 2010 at 10:08
I guess they are not taking the freeway...emergency lane would be smoother but soon attract the the local plod I guess. Either Canberra or Bust keep the updates coming. Go boys!

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Comment by Owen on September 7, 2010 at 11:35
spoke to haggy last night adn they are thinking about heading to the high way for today.
Comment by Hamish on September 7, 2010 at 12:47
Keep smashing those walls. Best of luck wish i was there.

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