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by John Dillon
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Anyone have 2 extra Randall 150s collecting dust?
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

Anyone have 2 extra Randall 150s collecting dust?

Sell them cheap to me and let me put them to use.
by John Dillon
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: R.I.P.
Replies: 0
Views: 2254

R.I.P.

Sadly, but true, Face Dancer's lead singer Carey Kress, who lived in Gaithersburg passed away on Tax Day 2009(4/15) and today, a longtime friend of mine, skateboarder Chris Cowtown Renner passed away......both these guys died from pancreatic cancer. I met Cowtown way back in the early 80s skating La...
by John Dillon
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Snowboarding Stratton 3/27-29
Replies: 1
Views: 2488

Snowboarding Stratton 3/27-29

Give me a shout on my cell if u can join me there fourfourthreesixonezeroeightfoureighteight.
by John Dillon
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Anyone remember the Bridge Day slalom races in Fayetteville?
Replies: 10
Views: 7058

Anyone remember the Bridge Day slalom races in Fayetteville?

Of course, thanks to Dave Gale...his races were fun....well, FYI...Bridge Day is this coming Saturday......no slalom race...boo! But I heard Fayetteville is getting a Grindline skatepark that should be breaking ground this month w/plans to be done and open before the end of the year....anyone heard ...
by John Dillon
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Sessions
Replies: 1540
Views: 985825

Bummer...

Dang, I should've looked at this forum earlier, I went to Arlington Skatepark for the morning old guys' session since I had a last-minute change in work schedule and I worked Sat instead of the normal Sun. I hope your session was a good one....it was v hot at Arl...and it was still morning. Welcome ...
by John Dillon
Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: MASS 08 St Mary's Skatepark 08/09/08
Replies: 1
Views: 2797

MASS 08 St Mary's Skatepark 08/09/08

Hey folks.....come on down for the final contest in the series of 4 for this year in Lexington Park, Maryland....the skatepark is in Nicolet Park.....the weather will be great, the competition fantastic, and the fun factor will be high. The longest spine in the country and a sweet tight clover-leaf ...
by John Dillon
Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: MASS 08 #2 6/21 Olney Skatepark
Replies: 1
Views: 2965

MASS 08 #2 6/21 Olney Skatepark

Bowl & street, all ages...come on out and have some fun...fundraiser for GrindForLife. Yap w/me on the mic!! Take the Beltway to 97 north(Georgia Ave)...go all the way to Olney, watch your speed (speed cameras). Skatepark is on northside of the indoor pool at Olney Manor Park. First right after the ...
by John Dillon
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: MASS 08 5/17 Arlington Sk8pk
Replies: 2
Views: 2979

Yo Parallelman!

Yup, Curt did defect to higher altitudes....in secret training w/LBK, but on snow! I did have a few beers w/the wild Badlander back in Feb after hiking & shooting the chutes @ The Boat. There will be 4 MASS contests this year and he isn back east for each one!
by John Dillon
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: MASS 08 5/17 Arlington Sk8pk
Replies: 2
Views: 2979

MASS 08 5/17 Arlington Sk8pk

Yup, here we go again....this yr's 1st Mid-Atlantic Skate Series will be held at Arlington Skatepark.....come on out and skate w/everyone....maybe win some prizes...it's a fundraiser for Grind For Life Cancer Research. Curt Kimbel will be running the show, I'll be on the mic...skate for fun! Volunte...
by John Dillon
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Sessions
Replies: 1540
Views: 985825

P-n-R

I was @ the P-n-R yesterday and it needs a good clean-up.....w/a blower and the area where we always used to set courses has a 5 ft wide swath of spilled oil or burnt rubber going down the length of the course....we may be able to skate to the right of this but the sun will have to bleach this clean...
by John Dillon
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Sessions
Replies: 1540
Views: 985825

Calling all Outlaws...

I plan to run some cones in the Baltimore area and maybe even renew the racing at the P-n-R in Gaithersburg....but I'll post up.
by John Dillon
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: New England
Topic: 2008---plans?
Replies: 22
Views: 12952

Baltimore in the fall

Kenny & I just got contacted by Baltimore to throw a race at a festival (the fest was cancelled last year &, hence, so was the race) in the fall.....dunno the date right now but I bet it will conflict with someone else's race since we were contacted only Thursday. It will be on a briefly closed inte...
by John Dillon
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: New England
Topic: Burton US Open- Do it up, Scwippert!
Replies: 10
Views: 5749

Burton US Open- Do it up, Scwippert!

Go Schwip! Do it up!!!!
by John Dillon
Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Outlaw Backwoods Blast
Replies: 14
Views: 9086

Ref: 3/1

I'll be returning from snowboarding in the Colorado mountains that evening. Have fun!
by John Dillon
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: R.I.P.: Sean Finnegan, drummer for Void
Replies: 1
Views: 3224

R.I.P.: Sean Finnegan, drummer for Void

Sad news here to pass along....I'm away from the computer for awhile and I find out about this. Sean died on Jan 30th of an apparant heart attack. He was an awesome drummer back in the 80s, DC hardcore punk scene. He will be missed. Sean recently was working on the set of THE WIRE. He was buried tod...
by John Dillon
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: 11/23/07 8pm in East Baltimore(Highlandtown) Come on out!
Replies: 0
Views: 2480

11/23/07 8pm in East Baltimore(Highlandtown) Come on out!

Yo people! Come support tonight's fundraiser for CowTownChris Renner, who has been diagnosed w/Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Chris is a longtime Lansdowne local, producer of 80s skatezine CowTownChronicles,skateboarder extraordinaire,friend, and great overall guy, father & husband who has always been i...
by John Dillon
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: RIP: Tony "Thaiman"
Replies: 1
Views: 3145

Funeral Service:Please pause for a moment at 3pm on 10/17/07

will be held at Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, Maryland...not far from Ocean City at 3pm on Wed. 10/17/07. Vert skaters from all over are mourning the loss of another brother who once reigned supreme on a piece of wood while rolling on 4 urethane wheels. I remember some of the good times. Tony was ...
by John Dillon
Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: RIP: Tony "Thaiman"
Replies: 1
Views: 3145

RIP: Tony "Thaiman"

I just heard about Tony's death from Cabbage this eve....I remember Tony as an insane skater who use to rip Cedar Crest's vert ramp.I may have some pix of him...I'll have to look around. I also remember him from shows in the 80s in DC and his band 'Coathanger Delivery'. For the past few years I'd ru...
by John Dillon
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:01 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Sessions
Replies: 1540
Views: 985825

Yo Rick!

Yea, I'm wiped out too and I didn't even skate those events. My voice is getting better after emceeing the TS at The Worlds.The DHBs and Statesville's Worlds was awesome....all the racers were great. It was also great to meet Jani from this site & it was cool meeting you....give us a shout next time...
by John Dillon
Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: SWEAT CITY, August 25-26
Replies: 0
Views: 2681

SWEAT CITY, August 25-26

YEA, THE LAST 3 DAYS OF 60S-LOW70S TEMPS WERE GREAT...NOW IT'S BACK TO SWEAT CITY HUMIDITY! Come on out to St.Mary's Skatepark this wknd for the last of the Mid-Atlantic Skate Series contests.....Saturday,8/25, is the cloverleaf bowl comp, Sunday,8/26, is the street & park contest. I'll be on the mi...
by John Dillon
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Friday Olney Skatepark under the lights session 8/10/07
Replies: 0
Views: 2696

Friday Olney Skatepark under the lights session 8/10/07

Hey folks! Looking for a rare evening session at Olney? Tonight's the night....only $3 for those w/a yearly membership, $5 for everyone else....7pm-10pm. That's cheaper than Arlington, ChaCo, and St. Mary's. DJ music will be in the house, food is for sale.....cool temps(unlike Wed. night session of ...
by John Dillon
Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Gaithersburg P-n-R August 5th anyone interested?
Replies: 33
Views: 24998

We're on totally different schedules.......

No, I cannot make it on Aug 18th as I will be emcee for the MASS Contest at Charles County Skate Park. I can race on the 17th anytime and the 19th in the eve AFTER work....what about next Saturday?
by John Dillon
Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: 18 yo Bowie Street Skater dies in College Park
Replies: 5
Views: 6218

18 yo Bowie Street Skater dies in College Park

One of the talented street skaters(Derek Gertz) from Bowie tried to gap something in College Park and he fell and hit his head.....since he was skating alone and helmetless he was unconscious w/nobody to help him and he eventually died. This happened a week ago...do a search on Youtube and you can f...
by John Dillon
Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:32 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Gaithersburg P-n-R August 5th anyone interested?
Replies: 33
Views: 24998

Can't skate on the 5th....can do on the 4th

I work on Sundays so I cannot race.....I can skate on Saturday....how can I get your timer back to you, BP? I'll be catching waves on Friday.....skating parks on Saturday....Arlington or Greenbelt on Saturday??
by John Dillon
Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Good things are happening in Baltimore
Replies: 13
Views: 10011

This September Baltimore Race is cancelled.....

just found out that the shitty of baltimore is being lame about allowing the festival to happen this year so the festival is off and, thus, the slalom race has been cancelled.....maybe we'll try for next year? Both Ken delaney and I are disappointed about this as we've put a lot of time and thought ...
by John Dillon
Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Looking for Links!
Replies: 3
Views: 4089

Google these...

Yo Claude.....Vans at Potomac Mills is long gone...but check these skateparks out: DC: Green Skate Lab...outdoor concrete bowl MD: Lansdowne(Baltimore),Pigtown(in S. Baltimore), Ocean City,Bowie, Greenbelt,Frederick,Olney, St Mary's County(in Lexington Park), Charles County Skatepark in White Plains...
by John Dillon
Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 7482

Have fun but....

don't forget your passports!!
by John Dillon
Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Important info please read 6-7-07
Replies: 30
Views: 18541

Closed road in W.Balto....way fun hill!

Cabbage called me Thurs and told me that the hill nr his house was closed and that we should skate it. He had always wanted to close the road himself for a race and his dream has come true...but, perhaps, only temporarily....so do come out to skate this hill as you will not be disappointed. Ken Dela...
by John Dillon
Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: York, PA Skateboarding Blowout and Skatepark Fundraiser 6/2
Replies: 4
Views: 4433

Big time fun in York Today...and in Greenbelt!

Thanks PA Dan for setting the course...I had fun skating there....we got lots of new skaters to try the slalom course...too bad Penn State built a building at the top of the old soap-box derby hill.....then I rolled out of York and made it to Greenbelt's skatepark dedication, which was a way fun ses...
by John Dillon
Sat May 26, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: [2007] Paris Slalom World Cup 2007, May 26-28, 2007
Replies: 276
Views: 226322

Good Luck In Paris, Racers!

Perhaps one day I will make it there....anyways, Cabbage & I will be throwing down a longboard jam at Lansdowne Skate Park in Baltimore at the same time as your race and we will set a banked slalom course as well but w/o use of a timer this time. We will pause for a moment to salute the racers in Pa...
by John Dillon
Thu May 24, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Guess who I met yesterday?
Replies: 1
Views: 3283

Guess who I met yesterday?

Whilst skating at Greenbelt skatepark I was talking to someone who was watching us skate. During a break we talked about skateboarding and he said he used to slalom in the early 70s. Turns out he is Bill Cornett, 53 yrs old.....skated for Caravan Skate Team and then Comp Pro or something like that.....
by John Dillon
Thu May 24, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Lansdowne sk8 jam
Replies: 12
Views: 7264

Yo Cabbage and those coming to Lansdowne Sat morn 5/26

No, I haven't tracked down a timer....let's just show up at Lans at 11am....and skate the parking lot until they let us in, heck, after the park gets blown off they'll let us in...I'll have to roll out about 2-ish for work, if I shave my head before then I can skate til 3pm! We can still set up a ba...
by John Dillon
Fri May 18, 2007 5:14 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Lansdowne sk8 jam
Replies: 12
Views: 7264

Yo Graf!

I'd love to come back to the center of the country.....I miss all my Illinois & Missouri friends.I dunno where my navigator and travelling entertainer is as I'm out of touch w/WesE since I got a new cell and I lost all my #s in it....one of which was WesE's...hey, WesE...call me...same # as before.....
by John Dillon
Thu May 17, 2007 5:16 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Lansdowne sk8 jam
Replies: 12
Views: 7264

I'm in, Cabbage.....

if I can get a timer, let's set up a banked slalom course.
by John Dillon
Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: ...gonna host a b-mOre outlaw slalom race in a couple weeks
Replies: 14
Views: 7774

Thanks, Cabbage!

For posting those pix....I want to go back real soon....have fun in NM!
by John Dillon
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: ...gonna host a b-mOre outlaw slalom race in a couple weeks
Replies: 14
Views: 7774

Fun time nice hill

This is a good find....a good venue for a race...5 of us ran the hill...incl Cabbage's lil son, though he didn't like our cones(rocks) so he threw them into the grass. Even Cabbage's wife skated from the parking lot to the hill, but she didn't run the course. Double D, me, Cabbage & Big T all ran th...
by John Dillon
Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: ...gonna host a b-mOre outlaw slalom race in a couple weeks
Replies: 14
Views: 7774

Time changed to 11:45am 0n 4/21

I decided to change the meetup time from 10am to 11:45am to give more time for peeps to make it...call my cell in previous post for directions if u need them.
by John Dillon
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: ...gonna host a b-mOre outlaw slalom race in a couple weeks
Replies: 14
Views: 7774

Ref: New Slalom hill in Balto...

Yo Cabbage, I'm getting all my mowing done this eve so I can check out the hill in the morn after I celebrate Earth day by taking a ton of yard waste and limbs to the County compost pile. I'll call you tonight. Anybody else want to join me in the morn? If so, meet me @10am at the I-70 Park-n-Ride, i...
by John Dillon
Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: ...gonna host a b-mOre outlaw slalom race in a couple weeks
Replies: 14
Views: 7774

Sat 4/21/07

Come on out and let's check out this hill that Cabbage just found. Let's meet at the I-70 Park-n-Ride just inside the Baltimore Beltway at 10am, and go skate this hill. Cabbage and I have been looking for new hills for slalom races in the Baltimore areaand this could be what we've been looking for.....
by John Dillon
Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Good things are happening in Baltimore
Replies: 13
Views: 10011

Good things are happening in Baltimore

A couple of years ago Ken Delaney and I set up some cones on the closed I-83 that runs through the Jones Fallsway during the Jones Fallsway Festival. We had our own personal cop keeping the exit ramp onto the highway closed off to traffic.....thousands of people walked,biked, pushed strollers,inline...
by John Dillon
Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Bobo's back...
Replies: 6
Views: 4372

Y'obo!

I skated w/Cabbage today @ Olney....fun time....also sk8d Olney @ Greenbelt W/ Allentown's Johnny B as well as Andrew Wahl.......later Johnny B & I hit up GSL....I told the veggie about Sat's slalom session.
by John Dillon
Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Bobo's back...
Replies: 6
Views: 4372

Y'obo!

You, me, Cabbage AND Gilbert have to hold it down 4 Baltimore!! Glad you're back, SlimShady.
by John Dillon
Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: PNR, April 7:th, 2007
Replies: 25
Views: 15230

Snow is in the air....

I just drove thru snow on my way home from work.....I might b there too(w/snow shovel).I'm skating Greenbelt and Olney Friday.
by John Dillon
Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Outlaw Race, April 7th, 2007
Replies: 32
Views: 21376

Dang it...

I just said I'd work a special event this Saturday(my usual day off) so I cannot be there....oh well, atleast I can apply these hrs to my day off on Tues when I hit up Maple Shade,NJ and Groton,CT.....2 fun concrete sk8 pks on my way home from Killington.
by John Dillon
Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: St. Patricks Day Outlaw Massacre
Replies: 23
Views: 13651

As me Grandpappy used to say.....

on St. Patrick's Day......EVERYBODY'S IRISH! I'll be Irish in WV at Timberline. Have fun folks!
by John Dillon
Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: New to the area/new to the forum/new to slalom
Replies: 11
Views: 6409

Yo Zach!

Your weapon of choice(skate) is often considered a real threat.....once when I was skating uphill past the southside of the Capitol, upon stooping down to pick up my skate and jumping onto the sidewalk, I was surprised as *!%# when I noticed 2 men in black in the bushes pointing m-16s at me. Welcome...
by John Dillon
Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: St. Patricks Day Outlaw Massacre
Replies: 23
Views: 13651

No worries as...

rain will end on thursday. Go for it, WT....and GO TERPS!
by John Dillon
Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Dang, Mike
Replies: 2
Views: 2659

Just got back from...

the Downer.....huge session there.....dang, it's nice out! I'll be throwing several banked slalom races at Lansdowne this year!
by John Dillon
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: D.C.
Topic: Dang, Mike
Replies: 2
Views: 2659

Dang, Mike

About an hour ago I just confirmed I'll be teaching a group how to snowboard at Timberline,WV that day. Have a great race....go to this race, folks....while you can.
by John Dillon
Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: D.C.
Topic: DC Sessions
Replies: 1540
Views: 985825

Seeking shelter from the wind...

Yo Mike, Indeed, seeking shelter from the wind is a must....going into the woods in fresh pow up to your ribs is what I did this week in Colo...to dodge the minus 30 windchills. I found some nice ravines to slalom around the trees too....sweet sensation! Hopefully, I'll skate w/you and the others so...