Franc Pirc-Frenk of Portoroz, Slovenija is always on my mind at the beginning 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,
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?