Author Archives: Sam

Donation Quick Links – Please Sponsor Me!

Click here for the why’s of why these 3 charities. Pledge me at MS Society of Canada (Official Event Charity) Pledge me at Team in Training / Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (says Wilson 100 event) Jewish Family & Career Services … Continue reading

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Follow me on Twitter from your phone @MeSk8ULongTime

This page can help you use your phone to follow me on Twitter during the event. I do plan on recruiting some people to post updates on my behalf while I skate. My twitter account is @MeSk8ULongTime so if you … Continue reading

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Weather From Heaven!

One thing I had been told about this event: it always rains at some point! August is Montreal’s wettest month by a hair. And I have been watching the 10 day forecast for 2 weeks now. Rain rain rain. But … Continue reading

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Is Shabbat Sam Really Skating this on Shabbat?

This was a sort of difficult thing to come to terms with. But I have. There was another 24 hour event years ago that began Saturday morning. I didn’t try to do that because it meant giving up too much … Continue reading

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Will Other People Skate 300 Miles in 24 Hours?

The Montreal Inline 24 is mostly a team event, with Recreation, Fitness, and Elite divisions of teams up to 10 skaters. But a couple dozen hardy folks try it as solo skaters each year, and this year they added a … Continue reading

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I Get By with a Little Help from my Friends!

I do want to thank all of you for coming to my site and looking around and hopefully donating! But I also want to thank those who made this day possible, with or without knowing it. Uwe Brockmann is a … Continue reading

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So How Many Calories Will I Burn?

Typically when I am skating, it is about 50 calories a mile. So 300 x 50 is 15,000 calories, which is the calorie content of 4+ pounds of fat. I know most of you think I don’t have 4 pounds … Continue reading

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Can I Really Skate 300 Miles in 24 Hours?

Isn’t that what you are really thinking? Well, I think I can. Have I ever done something similar? Sort of. Two years ago, October, 2008, on a challenge from a friend, and with the 24 hour ultimate goal in mind, … Continue reading

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Me Skate You Long Time. Seriously?

Honestly, part of me wanted to do this 24 Hour thing JUST SO I could acquire this domain name and have it really mean something. For those of you who don’t get the cultural reference here, the original line is … Continue reading

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Why THESE 3 charities?

So I am raising money for 3 different charities during this event. I figure with 3 charities, YOU get to choose something worthy that speaks to you. The event organizers selected MS Society of Canada as their official charity. I … Continue reading

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