Tuesday, August 5, 2008

New Hampshire Double Dose of Derby

Saturday I skated in my first public scrimmage. It was totally awesome and I want more more more. My favorite pic is above. That's me yelling at my teammates that the jammer is coming up.

This is me in the penalty box. My first major! I got called for cutting the track and passing the last opposing blocker in the pack. I'm actually kind of proud of this because I was trying to get up there so that my fellow blocker, who was up ahead blocking the opposing jammer, wouldn't get called on a 20ft. So my execution wasn't super, but I knew what was going on and what I needed to do to help.

More photos are below:


Jammin' for Jesus! I love how everybody looks so sweet and I just look like a goofball.

Skatin' for Satan! That's Mini-Bloodbath on the right as the team mascot. So adorable. Of course, we had Jesus rooting for us, and you can't beat that!

Aside from actually skating, my second favorite thing was seeing someone wearing one of my t-shirt designs from my cafepress store. This is the first time this has actually happened and was wicked cool! Big thanks to Dee Stortion and the entire Skate Free or Die Rollergirls for putting on an amazing event that I know everyone had a great time at. I want to do it again right now!

Photos: top two courtesy of Kysa and Jeremy, bottom two from angie_phoenix


Mike White said...

I'm not one to get really political but I made an online petition today in hopes that Drew Barrymore uses the song "Roller Derby Saved My Soul" by Uncle Leon & The Alibis for WHIP IT!

The song is already a "hit" amongst the roller derby community. That the movie's being shot in Ann Arbor, a stone's throw from where Uncle Leon grew up and went to college, is another good tie-in. And, really, Uncle Leon is a heck of a guy.

Please take a few minutes to stop by and sign the petition:


For more information (including a youtube clip that uses the song), check out my blog at:

Mike White

Dee Stortion said...

Let's do it again right now.

Kari T. Ryder Wilkie said...

OK! Anytime!