Roller skiing in Ethiopia? Seen it.

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Roller skiing in Ethiopia? Seen it.

Postby jt10000 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:19 pm

I saw a guy roller skiing with classic technique yesterday in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. Middle-aged white guy wearing what looked like a Scandinavian event t-shirt. Unfortunately I was on a bus so couldn't talk to him.
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Postby Magnus Johansson » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:56 am

jt10000 wrote:Middle-aged white guy wearing what looked like a Scandinavian event t-shirt.

What does a Scandinavian event t-shirt look like?

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Postby jt10000 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:54 pm

The text on the shirt looked like Norwegian or Swedish.
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Postby Magnus Johansson » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:21 am

jt10000 wrote:The text on the shirt looked like Norwegian or Swedish.

Do you remember any of the words?

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Re: Roller skiing in Ethiopia? Seen it.

Postby jt10000 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:43 pm

Not much - it was just a few seconds. A large word started with D or B. A large word ending in something like "adet" or "abet."

Not English. Words looked too short to be German. I don't know Dutch but maybe it was that. At a glance, vaguely like Dutch or English but not either. Not a romance language. Latin alphabet.
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Postby Magnus Johansson » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:08 am

jt10000 wrote:A large word started with D or B. A large word ending in something like "adet" or "abet."

OK. "Badet" means "the bath" in both Norwegian and Swedish. Anyhow, I assume the roller skier looked exotic.

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Re: Roller skiing in Ethiopia? Seen it.

Postby Pat » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:15 am

Well -- none the less a pretty cool thing to see in Africa. What are you doing in Ethiopia -- work or vacation?

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Re: Roller skiing in Ethiopia? Seen it.

Postby jt10000 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:24 am

Work.
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