The Why Not? Blog

At the tender age of 25 Dave started skateboarding. 14 months later he became the first person to skate the length of Britain. Another 8 months on he had crossed Australia on his board, breaking a world record & raising over £20,000 for three charities. Now, at 27, he's writing his first book, is a motivational speaker and a businessman, and he's only just gotten started on a lifetime of challenges which from the outside look just darn crazy. So, why? You know the answer, don't you. Why not?

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Day 32: Getting closer...

We left our hosts, Jon and Karen in St Austell, sound people. And they'll be welcome faces at Land's End now, too!!

On the road. Amazing weather, we wind through country roads, cutting through the non-urbania between Bodmin and Truro, meandering up and down. Difficult roads, not too much traffic but any traffic on roads this narrow are difficult! Two interviews, one with Pirate FM and another with BBC Wales Online ensures the media coverage in these final days keeps coming. It's good to know people still care.

Lunch in St Stephens, then on to Truro. I have to walk the roadside a bit, rush hour on a single carriageway doesn't make for good skateboarding. I'm tired, my body is feeling four and a half weeks and 800+ miles of skating and it's spreading into my mind. I'm tired, almost bored with myself. But we're so close!!!

Into Truro, through Truro, past Truro. A steep steep hill. Oh. And then another one. Thanks, whoever put those there. Finish a couple of miles south of Truro and head to Falmouth where we're staying with Simon. Chill out in the bar where the party was last Friday. Wierd feeling to have skated this far in such a short time. The bar manager, JP, is a ledge. He keeps us watered and plugged in (laptops etc). Tired. Two days left. Penzance, then Land's End on Friday, 1pm. Be there.


  • At 12:28 am, Blogger boardfreedan said…

    Great to see such a big smile on your face in the latest video!! Imagine how big it will be on friday!!
    Nearly there dude, one more big push and the boardfree baby will be officially born!


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