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(April 7-11, 2008) During November 1976, a feature on a local Chicago television magazine show profiled a local guy who had devised a system to allow him to sail his skateboard up and down the bike path at Montrose Harbor. This rig looks remarkably like the kitewing that is now popular with skiers...but this footage is from over thirty years ago. This guy was really ahead of his time, plus the footage is good, and the speed he pulls winding along Lake Michigan is worthy. Interestingly, the show was co-hosted by Shelley Long, who would later star in the role of Diane Chambers in the American situation comedy television series 'Cheers', one of the most popular shows in television history, running eleven seasons from 1982 to 1993.

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