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Franc Pirc-Frenk Reports DOS!

By January 2, 2013

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Franc Pirc-Frenk of Portoroz, Slovenija is always on my mind at the Franc Pirc-Frenkbeginning of a new roller sports calendar year. This inline skating instructor is more than 70 years-young and continues to skate and keep track of his own annual days-of-skating (DOS).

Franc is a man who just loves skating, encourages and supports all kinds of skating activities, and he skates a whole lot. I virtually met him in 2008 when I learned about his slogan my wheel's flying and his desire to beat his own DOS record. Then in 2009, Franc tried to get a DOS challenge going - but so far no skaters have sent in DOS to start a good Challenge Gallery.

But, this guy doesn't need anyone else for motivation. Just like clockwork, the new year rolled in and so did a brief email letter from Franc Pirc-Frenk:

...My result on Inline Skating Days 2012 is: 333!

Many regards and good wishes for you,
Franc Pirc-Frenk
Portorož, Slovenija/Slovenia

So in 2012, Franc skated 333 days out of 365 days for at least for one hour, and he broke his own former record of 329 DOS this season. Do you have any DOS to report?


January 7, 2013 at 11:17 am
(1) Kris says:

Way to go Frenk!!

So happy to say that I was with Frenk this summer on one of his 333 skates! It is always a delight to skate along the sea from Portoroz to Piran and do a little “showing off” on Tartini Square.

Here’s to 334 or more in 2013!


Kris Fondran

January 8, 2013 at 8:34 am
(2) allie says:

Makes me want to put on my blades and fly. Hope this years a good one. Happy skating.

January 8, 2013 at 11:22 am
(3) Rosy Roberts says:

GO Frank. I loved watching you glide around the Square. Your daily Tartini Square Spectacle is a must-see for anyone visiting Piran. You’ll be in the Lonely Planet Guide to Europe before too long!

January 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm
(4) Ales G. says:

This is our evergreen Frenk on wheels. Great record…… 333….I wich U this year 334 and next year 335 DOS.

February 12, 2013 at 10:28 am
(5) Sean says:

Hey Franc, great to have seen you this past February with myself and the two girls, would like to give you some pictures for you to keep. Feel free to contact me at seankearney1@hotmail.com … All the best blading!

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