londonskaters.com
Naomi Grigg’s Skating Years – Part 15 - LondonSkaters
Naomi Grigg’s Skating Years – Part 15 by Naomi Grigg The rest of the race was a blur. There is something about passing people wearing all the flash gear that really drives you on. I remember passing one guy who looked about thirty and relatively normal, with his 5 wheelers and lycra on, with a cycle helmet and the optional shades – and thinking ‘how must he feel? How must he feel being passed by a 4-wheeler, shorts, t-shirt and helmet wearing chick?’. I don’t think that ‘humiliated’ can possibly cover it. But for every chunk I took out of other peoples egos, I added a one to my own, and faster and faster I skated until the end of the lap. I got into the pits, shoved the baton into the next skaters hand, and nearly blacked out as I stumbled, shaking and trembling onto the carpet of …