Tracy White / March 16th, 2012 / Blogs
Blading: Cover of the Rolling Stone?

“Wanna see my picture on the cover (Rolling Stone) /Wanna buy five copies for my mother / Wanna see my smilin face, on the cover of the Rolling Stone” — Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show*

Well, it’s definitely not the cover of the ‘Rolling Stone,’ but it’s nice anyway — score one for blading! Will it change much, or bring a tidal wave of participants and the almighty dollar? I don’t think so. It did go to around 40,000 households (not including newsstands) that got to see a rollerblader using a local skatepark. Any exposure is good and promoting blading on any level is paramount (you like that word locell?),  whether it’s letting your co-workers know you blade or reaching out to a local newspaper/TV station about an event. It might be as simple as hitting up a launch box when a newspaper photographer stops by your skatepark. Every bit counts and helps! If you’re helping the cause, please reach out to me at and I may profile you on my blog for all the other bladeheads still fighting the good fight!

“90% of life is showing up” — Woody Allen

Here’s a link to the online story. Thanks for reading, TW

*many remember the song from the movie “Almost Famous”

Discussion / Blading: Cover of the Rolling Stone?

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  • Locell - March 20th, 2012

    such a gallant word.

  • Seth Gunewardena - January 6th, 2013

    Hey Tracy, this is Seth -if you remember me from the Santa Monica Boys & Girls’ club. I loved rollerblading there. I am now 12 years old now. We are now living in Washington DC, and there are a few skate parks here, but its not the same without someone like you. My mom is thinking about moving to Baja California and I wish there was a skate park there. Would you be able to help me set up one? Please e-mail me back when you have time, Thanks.
    Happy New Year!

  • Tracy White - January 8th, 2013

    Seth, great to hear from you! I’m so glad you are still blading and miss skating with all you at the smbgc club. I live in Illinois now with my wife and have 19 month old twin girls. I will diffidently help you out in anyway I can to get you a skatepark in Baja! Say hello to your mom and sister for me and email me at and we can talk more about the project.

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