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Heely Tricks with JamesG: October 2020

Another monthly installment of wheeled-sneaker stunts from former Duluthian James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG.

Heely Tricks with JamesG: September 2020

Another monthly installment of wheeled-sneaker stunts from former Duluthian James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG.

Heely Tricks with JamesG: August 2020

Another monthly installment of wheeled-sneaker stunts from former Duluthian James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG.

Heely Tricks with JamesG: July 2020

Here it is, the midsummer montage of wheeled-sneaker stunts from former Duluthian James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG.

JamesG – “Toes Up”

Former Duluthian James Geisler, aka hip-hop artist JamesG, has just released this music video, featuring the usual wheeled-sneaker stunts that have made him a TikTok star.

Saints Duluth Roller Skating Center, 1978

Forty-two years ago today — July 30, 1978 — the Duluth News Tribune published a feature about the Saints Duluth Roller Skating Center on the cover of its Today’s Living section. Featured in photos were Rory Wohlstrom, Tammy Bergman, Lynda Gill, Tommi Peterson and Henry Miltakis.

Heely Tricks with JamesG: June 2020

An early-summer montage of wheeled-sneaker stunts from former Duluthian James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG.

He has more than 44,000 followers on TikTok.

Heely Tricks with JamesG: May 2020

Another fresh batch of wheeled-sneaker stunts from former Duluthian James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG.

He has more than 42,000 followers on TikTok.

Heely Tricks with JamesG: April 2020

Here’s the latest batch of wheeled-sneaker stunts from former Duluthian James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG.

He has more than 36,000 followers on TikTok.

Heely Tricks with JamesG: March 2020

Former Duluthian James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG, continues his series of videos performing stunts on wheeled sneakers.

He has more than 33,000 followers on TikTok.

JamesG brings the Heely tricks on TikTok

Who’s that guy wearing the University of Minnesota Duluth hoodie while doing Heely tricks on Tik Tok? It’s James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG. The former Duluthian is generating views by the thousands on the short-form mobile video service, while performing stunts on wheeled sneakers around the Twin Cities area.

Check it out at tiktok.com/@jamesmakesmusic.

Razors Tapes – Duluth Edition

Shane McClay and Jeph Howard of Razor Skate perform roller-blading stunts across Duluth, soaking up a bit of culture along the way.

Rail sessions across Duluth

Featuring Cody Nehniba, Wilson Robinson, Tyler Murto, Kyle Juntunen and Isiah England.

Ye Olde Duluth: Roller Skating Edition

Duluth's Frank Bryant (right) and Raymond 'King' Kelly after skating 348 miles to set a world distance record for a 24-hour two-man relay, 21-22 January 1915.

I ran across this on the Library of Congress’s Flickr Commons photostream today and got curious. Although the original caption suggests that Bryant and King’s record was set “on ice,” the wheels on the skates the men are wearing make me skeptical–as does the background material on the Frank Bryant collection at the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center.

So, here goes: From 1913-1916, Duluthian Frank Bryant was a dominant competitive roller skater, holding a world championship in speed skating. The photo here depicts the 25 year-old Michigan native with St. Paulite Kelly, with whom he set a world record distance of 348 miles for a 24-hour two-man relay event–the Minnesotan pair’s performance eclipsed the previous 203-mile mark set just two weeks earlier in New York. A knee injury in 1916 apparently ended his high-level skating career, but he continued skating competitively into the late 1920s. Bryant worked for Duluth’s Union Towing and Wrecking Company for 32 years, retiring in 1955; he died in 1961.

Rooms for Northshore Inline Marathon Weekend

There are still about a dozen hotel rooms available on Canal Park for the weekend of the NorthShore Inline Marathon, Sept. 13-14, so call soon.

Inn on Lake Superior
Comfort Suites
Canal Park Lodge
Suites Hotel

Still plenty of time to register for all the events.

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