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Joan of Dark wrote earlier in the week about watching a Naptown (ladies) vs. Race City Rebels (dudes) bout. The bout turned into a rout, with the women being beat soundly. She didn’t like watching this, nor did a lot of other Naptown roller derby fans. No one likes watching their team get blown out, that’s for sure. But […]

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It was 84 degrees yesterday in Portland, Oregon. When that happens, Portlanders grab their dogs and congregate near bodies of water. I don’t have a dog, but I do have a manatee friend, so we headed down to the river for some sun.   You probably can’t tell here, but I have a Blazers blanket […]

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File under: Derby for Beginners I don’t know about skaters everywhere, but it seems like a Rose City skater gets her gear stolen about every few months. Maybe it’s even happened to you. Believe me; I am the LAST person to judge. My gear has been stolen. Twice. Yes, twice. The first time, I had […]

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The Rose City off-season drafts are coming up, and I’ve seen that the eligible Meat are starting to get itchy. Maybe this advice is a few weeks too late, but for now: Relax! Derby is fun, right? So, for those dear Fresh Meat: 5 common Fresh Meat traits that feel like they might disqualify you […]

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This hardly ever happens, but I had an interesting thought on the bus on the way to work today. People come to roller derby from such a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences – why do we expect everyone on the same team to train the same way? Often, people who’ve been running five miles […]

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EDIT: Hey guys, since this wasn’t super informative about sausaging, I went into more detail in another post. NO SERIOUSLY that post is much better and you should read it. ** Last weekend, my team beat a banked track team ON the flat track, 250-89. We talked about that already, in case you want to see more […]

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Hey, we won! We avenged the loss on the banked track on Leet’s birthday! I spent five minutes in the penalty box (which is really really weird for me)!  And it was fun! My parents came to the hangar for the first time to watch, and at halftime, they pointed out how much time I’d […]

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Skate outside during the day without dying Drink nanobrews! (Pretentious? Potentially delicious!) A) Pick berries. B) eat some C) make pie D) eat pie Sit quietly by myself and not feel like I’m missing anything Speed skating lessons without standing in line for an hour Scrimmage and get to play every other jam Eat delicious, fresh, reasonably […]

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We’ve talked about getting to tryouts, and then doing your best once you get there. But once you make it and it’s time to start practicing, most new skaters have no idea what to expect. Have no fear! Or, you know – have some! A healthy amount of fear may be appropriate, since you can […]

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If you’ve never spent time in Portland in summer, you are missing out.  For nine months a year, the weather alternates between mostly cloudy, drizzly, and rainy. It’s depressing. Literally. But the summers are almost perfect – fairly dry, not humid, and not too hot. We’re conditioned to make the most of the good weather […]

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