There’s a wallride spot by the YMCA here in New Albany. It’s nothing too special. Just the side of that little building in one of the parking lots. I always wonder if anyone else skates it. I’m not the only skateboarder around here.
It took me a while but I finally rode away from a couple of attempts. It felt good. I mean, it felt great! It seems as the years progress and I don’t get to skate as much as I did say 10 years ago, moments such as this don’t arise that often. Even if it’s not that big of a trick or whatever. The fact that it was something I was trying and trying and not even getting close to at first and finally made one, it all came back to me. That feeling. It’s a feeling I have and will talk about a lot on here. I can talk all day about it. But to actually describe it, psshh. There’s no way.
I don’t know why it’s taken me until now to actually visit the website http://www.quartersnacks.com For years I’ve seen the videos and pictures and fallen in love with New York City skateboarding. If I had to choose one side of the country to live on, I’d pick East Coast hands down. All the video parts with certain songs that when I think about them, I automatically picture some sort of NYC-style spot. The little fences that go around trees, the medians in the rodes that you have to wait until traffic is stopped to get a try in on, skating alongside cabs and dodging other cars, brick anything(especially ledges), marble spots with random fountains, spots next to subway entrances, the subway itself. I could go on and on. And you know what, I’ve never been to NYC. It’s my dream place to visit. While everyone else talks about Hawaii and Europe as their dream destinations, I just want to go to New York City. I want to go there and skate until my legs literally give out. Which now that I’m feeling the way I feel, it would take only a few hours. Haha! 30 is here and I’m feeling it. But I’m trying to not revel in this whole I’m-old-thing. I’m not. It’s just that I don’t have the same amount of energy that I used to. My knees and legs just aren’t what they used to be either. But I’ll leave that there.
The Winter months are approaching. It’s not good but hey, what can ya do? Just keep on pushin.