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Have Board is a cool lil' site with a nice, bullshit-detecting blog ala Skateboarding Sucks; plus some video and photo galleries with a ton of rad, um, videos and photos; not to mention a long links list and even an RSS Feed for you to subscribe to. What? Have Board was also a print 'zine? Yep, way back in the '90s. I'll have to click through the old issues that are posted online for my next Zine Review.

Wild Ride 2006 Itinerary

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Important note: We have already made reservations at campgrounds for Emerica team riders ONLY. You will have to call ahead and make your own reservations.

Parental Advisory: As with any real professional skateboarding tour, some materials and situations may not be suitable for persons under 18 years old.

June 10
Wake up: Denver, Colorado
Days’ events in: Lonetree, Colorado
Skate shop:
BC Surf and Sport 8678 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lonetree, Colorado 80124, phone (303)768-8908
Arrival time at skate shop:
6:00 p.m.
Skatepark: No skatepark today.
Arrival time at skatepark: N/A
Spend night:
Denver, Colorado
Campsite: No campsite today

June 11
Wake up: Denver, Colorado
Days’ events in: Denver, Colorado
Skate shop:
No shop today
Arrival time at skate shop: N/A, go to Downtown Denver Skatepark
Skatepark: Downtown Denver Skatepark 2205 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
Arrival time at skatepark: 12:00 noon
Spend night:
Goodland, Kansas
Campsite: KOA 1114 E U.S. Highway 24, Goodland, Kansas, phone (785) 890-5701
June 12
Wake up: Goodland, Kansas
Days’ events in: Hays, Kansas
Skate shop: White Chocolate 810 Main Street, Hays, Kansas 67601-4441
Arrival time at skate shop: 1:00 p.m.
Skatepark: Hays Skatepark, 30th and Sherman, Hays, Kansas
Arrival time at skatepark: 2:30 p.m.
Spend night: Greensburg, Kansas
Campsite: Davis Park 700 East Kansas (Hwy 54), Greensburg, Kansas 67054, phone (620) 723-2751
June 13
Wake up: Greensburg, Kansas
Days’ events in: Wichita, Kansas
Skate shop: The Pusher 4600 W. Kellogg, Wichita, Kansas 67209
Arrival time at skate shop: 2:00 p.m.
Skatepark: Wichita Skatepark, 645 South St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas
Arrival time at skatepark: 3:30 p.m.
Spend night: Williamsburg, Kansas
Campsite: Homewood RV and Campground 2161 Idaho Road, Williamsburg, Kansas 66095, phone (785) 242-5601
June 14
Wake up: Williamsburg, Kansas
Days’ events in: Kansas City, Missouri
Skate shop: Escapist 11648 W 135th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66221
Arrival time at skate shop: 1:00 p.m.
Skatepark: Penn Valley Skatepark 31st and Penn Street, Kansas City, Missouri
Arrival time at skatepark: 3:00 p.m.
Spend night: Higginsville, Missouri
Campsite: Interstate RV Park and Campground 19912 Old Hwy. 40, Higginsville, Missouri, phone (660) 584-2869 or (800) 690-2267

June 15
Wake up: Higginsville, Missouri
Days’ events in: Marshall, Missouri and Columbia, Missouri
Skate shop: Dream Catcher 12 South 9th Street, Columbia, Missouri 65201
Arrival time at skate shop: N/A, go to Indian Foothills Skatepark
First skatepark: Indian Foothills Skatepark 1510 E. Eastwood Street, Marshall, Missouri 65340, phone (660) 831-1622
Arrival time at first skatepark: 12:00 noon
Second skatepark: Cosmopolitan Skatepark 1615 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia Missouri, (573) 874-7460
Arrival time at second skatepark: 3:00 p.m.
Spend night: Villa Ridge, Missouri
Campsite: Pin Oak Creek Campground 1302 Highway AT, Villa Ridge, Missouri 63089, phone (636) 451-5656
June 16
Wake up: Villa Ridge, Missouri
Days’ events in: Manchester, Missouri (St. Louis area)
Skate shop: Soka 14363 Manchester Road, Manchester, Missouri 63011
Arrival time at skate shop: 12:00 noon
Skatepark: Fountain Lakes Skatepark 3740 Huster Road, St. Charles, Missouri, 63301
Arrival time at skatepark: 2:00 p.m.
Spend night: Hannibal, Missouri
Campsite: Mark Twain Cave Campground 300 Cave Hollow Road, Hannibal, Missouri, phone (573) 221-1656
June 17
Wake up: Hannibal, Missouri
Days’ events in: Springfield, Illinois and Canton, Illinois
First skate shop: 217 Skate Shop 3415 Chatham Road, Springfield, Illinois 62704-5607
Arrival time at first skate shop: N/A, go to Springfield Skatepark at 1:00 p.m.
First skatepark: Springfield Skatepark 5751 Bunker Hill Road, Springfield, Illinois 62704
Arrival time at first skatepark: 1:00 p.m. Join the Ultimate Alternative Father's Day Ride
Second skate shop:
619 Skates 619 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois, 61554-3348
Arrival time at second skate shop: N/A, go to Big Creek Park
Second skatepark: Big Creek Park 940 N. Main Street, Canton, Illinois 61561
Arrival time at second skatepark: 5:00 p.m.
Spend night:
El Paso, Illinois
Campsite: Hickory Hills Campground 973 CR 2250 E, El Paso, Illinois 61771, phone (309) 744-2407
June 18
Wake up: El Paso, Illinois
Days’ events in: Driving day--head toward Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Skate shop: No shop today
Waterpark: Magic Waters Waterpark 7820 North Cherryvale Boulevard, Cherry Valley, Illinois 61016, phone (800) 373-1679, $13.00 entry per person
Arrival time at waterpark: Approximately 1:00 p.m.
Spend night: Racine, Wisconsin
Campsite: Cliffside County Park 7320 Michna Road, Racine, Wisconsin 53402, phone (262) 639-3385
June 19
Wake up: Racine, Wisconsin
Days’ events in: Butler, Brookfield and Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Skate shop: Phase II 17000 W Bluemound Road #G, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005, phone (262) 641-9001
Arrival time at skate shop: 1:00 p.m.
First Skatepark: Cream City Skatepark 5560 N. Park Drive, Butler, Wisconsin 53007, phone (262) 790-9675
Arrival time at first skatepark:
4:00 p.m.
No Second skatepark:
No second skatepark. Be sure to catch the Emerica team at Cream City.
Spend night: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Campsite: No campsite today. See you at Wild in the Streets in Chicago, Illinois on June 21.

Win the McNally!

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At the intersection of hesh and fresh, it’s the McNally: a loud, over-the-top, ultra high-top ’80s trainer-inspired model with a stovepipe top, a nice big strap and one "eye" made out of bling.

To win a free pair of this sick puppy, just explain in 15 words or less right here in this blog what you like about it. When the contest is over, we'll look through all the answers and pick the one we like best, the author of which will win a free pair. Don't dawdle, though, as the contest ends on May 1, 2006.

Read the Official Rules.

Win Free Ellington Skateboard & Shoes!

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Welcome to the first Emerica monthly online contest to earn free Emerica gear! It’s simple. All you have to do is provide the correct answers to all of the 10 trivia questions about Emerica pro Erik Ellington. Everyone who answers all 10 correctly will be entered into a list. When the contest ends, we will choose one lucky winner at random, who will receive one complete Baker Erik Ellington skateboard, one pair of Emerica Ellington shoes and some other random Emerica goodies. All of the answers to these questions can be found on the Emerica and Baker Web sites. Good luck, and happy fact finding! Contest ends May 31, 2005.

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