|Do You Know the Way To San Jose|
San Francisco, CA - Sept. 12, 1999
Sept. 13, 1999
THE "DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE" ROADSKATE
Alternative Transportation. What do these words mean. To many it means
riding MUNI, taking the ferry or taking Caltrain to work. To some it simply
means bicycles. San Francisco skaters have presented another alternative
and include inline skating as a part of the alternative transportation mix.
Do you know the way to San Jose? On Sunday, Sept. 12, about 40 inline
skaters skated the 49 mile distance from San Francisco to San Jose.
Skaters met in San Francisco at 5:30 A.M. near the Caltrain Station at 4th
and Townsend. They started skating at 6:00 A.M. along Mission to El Camino
Real. The skaters followed El Camino Real all the way to San Jose to the
San Jose Arena.
This event was presented to show that the technology in skating has vastly
improved from the days of steel or plastic wheels. Skaters can travel much
farther and faster now than ever before. People all across the country are
using their skates to get to work, to get a healthy workout, or even to see
the sights of the city. The first skaters was able reach San Jose in about
The San Francisco Skate Advisory Committee (SFSAC) is working to officially
get San Francisco skaters in the alternative transportation mix. The plan
involves a one year trial period where skaters will have access to some of
San Francisco's bike route system. This will enable skaters to skate to
work or otherwise use their skates legally to get around the city.
Here are the results.
RESULTS - DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE ROADSKATE
total distance = 49 miles
SEPT. 12, 1999
1. Joe Prescott 1st Pro Men 3:01:46 2. Andy Pele 1st Sr. B Men 3:06:22 3. Critter Crittenden 2nd Pro Men 3:10:03 4. Dan Filner 2nd Sr. B Men 3:10:26 5. Mark Fitzsimmons 3rd Sr. B. Men 3:22:30 6. Dennis Cummings 3rd Pro Men 3:27:22 7. Bill Keegan 1st Grand Master Men 3:27:34 8. Tom McCue 1st Master Men 3:31:33 9. Ingrid Gabrian 1st Pro Women 3:31:35 10. Victor Del Rossi 2nd Master Men 3:32:44 11. Nicole Mathews 2nd Pro Women 3:51:30 12. Kevin Barnard 1st Vet Men 4:03:46 13. Nick Pouschine 2nd Vet Men 4:08:00 14. Joel Vanderwerf 4th Sr. B Men 4:08:01 15. Jeffery Deslich 3rd Vet Men 4:08:03 16. Matthew Footer 5th Sr. B Men 4:17:12 17. Alison Pankey 1st Sr. B Women 4:18:43 18. Gary Agan 3rd Master Men 4:18:44The next 5 skaters stopped for breakfast during the roadskate. They stopped at Hobbies in Palo Alto. They stuffed themselves with eggs, home fried potatoes, Coffee cake, muffins and got back on the road moving a lot slower than before. Maybe we should arrange this kind of stop for everyone next year.
19. Jeff Cavanaugh 6th Sr. B Men 4:32:29 20. Alexandra De Bruyn 2nd Sr. B Women 4:32:32 21. Paul Pillitteri 4th Pro Men 4:42:34 Robert Rodriguez worked off breakfast in the van at 45 mile mark Julie Hirshen worked off breakfast in the van at 45 mile mark. 22. Stanley Gambarin 1st Sr. A Men 4:34:49 23. Glenn Friedland 4th Vet Men 4:37:52 24. Chris Lorents 1st Vet Women 4:37:55 25. Paul Wendt 4th Master Men 4:38:11 26. Phil Lenihan 1st Immortal Men 4:42:56 27. Victoria Armigo 2nd Vet Women 4:55:38 28. Chas Schley 7th Sr. B Men 4:55:40 29. Simonetta Turek 3rd Sr. B Women 4:55:45 30. Sally Mead 4th Sr. B Women 5:03:15 31. Jerome Castaing 8th Sr. B Men 5:04:07 32. Jeannie Jarnot 5th Sr. B Women 5:40:05 * Stefan Pommerenk Tried hard and will make it next time * Rebbecca Groves Tried haed and will make it next time