Pari-Roller Friday nights in Paris for die hard bladers!

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Pari-roller was very challenging, with about 1000 people waiting at Montparnasse at 10pm - it was buzzing with excited bladers and an atmosphere to experience! There were many "staff" in their fluorescent yellow vests and Police cars that escort the crowd around Paris as they rollerblade their little hearts out. Apparently, every Friday they takle a different route.

Unfortunately, I was not a very strong blader and was always at the back...no matter how hard I tried to go faster! One male staff and a friend I met had to help me slow down on the slopes that we encountered. The staff and the friend spoke in French and apparently the staff member was saying how he felt like superman having girls attach themselves onto him while on those slopes! Swelled head indeed! Lol

Even though Paris is very flat, it is very different when you're on a set of wheels!!!  On the most challenging and longest slope, a girl had fallen and was so badly injured, an ambulance had to be called.
Eiffel Tower at Night
There were a few girls that had fallen. The males seem to have much more stamina. Even one was carrying a ghetto blaster pumping out techno! Hardcore...

It was fantastic. They have an interval of 20 min for people to catch their breath. My friend assisted me with making my way back to the hostel. At 12:20am we reached our destination and pulled out of the crowd. I watched them zoom by and the police escort them down the road as we parted. There was still a short way to go before we reached my hostel. My friend escorted me to the corner and said goodbye. I never saw him again.
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Sacre Coeur
Sacre Coeur
Eiffel Tower at Night
Eiffel Tower at Night
At Sacre Coeur overlooking Paris
At Sacre Coeur overlooking Paris
Pari-Roller every Friday night! Ve…
Pari-Roller every Friday night! V…
Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge
Beautiful town planning of Paris
Beautiful town planning of Paris
Musee De Rodin
Musee De Rodin
A beautiful Park in central Paris,…
A beautiful Park in central Paris…
Paris
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