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The whole time they were on the road entertaining audiences, they were thinking about their future."We took a step back and really took out the magnifying glass and looked at what we had been doing," Agosto said.
"I think we had been feeling slightly dissatisfied with our skating leading up to that point, but that was definitely a slap in the face.
"I haven't just changed my coaches, I've left my roots.
But coming to the rink gives me purpose and clarity."And after a spring and summer of shuttling moving boxes from Detroit to Philadelphia, the couple is now headed to Everett, Wash., for its first major skating competition of the season, Skate America.
It will be there that Belbin and Agosto hope to prove their move was the right choice."I think before we made this move we were unaware of the limitations of where our talents could go," Belbin said.
"I think Skate America will give us credibility."Belbin and Agosto had trained in suburban Detroit for 10 years, starting back when they were competing at the junior level.
Those fans who believe that Belbin and Agosto had been contemplating this move long before then should talk to Agosto's landlord.
"Why wouldn't we put every ounce of our energy into it?
This is our opportunity to accomplish something really special and we really want to pull it together."But even as they begin to ponder the end of their competitive careers, they are also starting over.
There were new and young teams that were all new to everyone and we had been together for so long.
We needed to move to feel young again."And if we were going to move, this year was the deadline."That's because the 2009 World Championships will be held on U. soil in Los Angeles and the Olympics are just around the corner in 2010 in Vancouver."We haven't had the top spot and that's what we've wanted," Belbin said. I just hope to do it sooner rather than later."Making things more difficult was the fact that they were home from the world championships in Sweden for just one day before they had to begin performing with the Smucker's Stars on Ice tour.