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THE LONG PUSH 2012 is sponsored by...

THE LONG PUSH has been sponsored and supported by the following companies and individuals...

BIG WOODY'S SKATEBOARD SHOP : DC SHOES : ORANGATANG WHEELS/J&R SPORTS : SPORTING SAILS : SKATEFURTHER :

WOODY & DRE (BIG WOODY'S): MARK ROBINSON (OBAS UK): KYLE CHIN(LOADED BOARDS) : RICHARD BIRCHWOOD (J&R SPORTS): BILLY & NICK SMITH (SPORTING SAILS) JULIET & THE STAFF OF TESCO EXPRESS, ALBERT ROAD, SOUTHPORT :

If you would like to sponsor me on my journeys, please contact me at the_long_push@btinternet.com

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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Tuesday 4th September. The Countdown continues...4...

Jeez! So much to do, so little time!! First off, weather forecast for the weekend:


Wheel and bearing maintenance ahead of the weekend
SATURDAY:  Partly Cloudy 70/57F  10% chance of rain
SUNDAY:  Partly Cloudy 67/51F  0% chance of rain

OK, so on Sunday (still shattered from our week in Butlins and the drive back from Skegness), I fitted a fresh set of LOADED 'Jehu' bearings into the aluminium core Orangatang 'In Heat' wheels (75mm 80A), ahead of the 100 mile journey this weekend.






 
Then I did something I should have done a year ago, and got my feet checked out properly. The nice young lady in Shuropody on Lord Street fitted me for some orthotic inserts for my DC's, which have helped straighten the way I walk and also added extra cushioning into the soles of my shoes for The Long Push. I got the 'Active Foot Orthotic' type.  So now I just have to get used to them in less than a week! Great job though, and like I said, I should have done this ages ago!!



Yesterday, Monday I went into the offices of our local paper, The Southport Visiter, to see if I can get an article in this weekends edition. I spoke to a very nice young lady called Janine and hopefully something will be going in on Thursday. I've just written something up to date for her with all the local sponsorship details etc.

After that I had a quick roll on the board, just a couple of miles to see how I got on with the inserts in. A bit wobbly to be honest. It will take some getting used to the new 'shape' of my foot on the 'W' concave of the Landyachtz 'Switchblade' board that I'm using, but it will be fine.


Today I'm off to see Twellsy, to try and finalise arrangements for him to follow me on his bike this weekend, and help me document the journey.


Then tonight I've got more e mails to send, and stuff to update on the blog and facebook pages etc. and I need to start getting all my gear ready for the weekend too. Lots to do.

Gotta dash............

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