Tag: Ohio

  • Daily Skate 28 July 2022

    Radical sunrise this morning, but I missed most of it while trying to capture it in a time-lapse. Oh well. I’m skating pretty good…for someone who used to skate—I’m feeling more balanced on my board and more comfortable jumping in. Although, it’ll be a while before I can land anything right away. Today I tried…

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  • Daily Skate 27 July 2022

    Today I realized that my local skatepark opens at dawn, not sunrise. Got there a quarter till sun-up, which gave me time to enjoy the dark while I shook the dust out of my joints and muscles. Morning broke in a brilliant panorama of painted clouds, which turned dark and heavy to the east. Fell…

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  • Daily Skate 26 July 2022

    Pretty okay ride today. I kept working on the basics of riding out fakie and cruising switch, which has me realizing my total beginner status in that respect. Still working toward consistency with my tail stalls (sometimes a slide). Nearly wiped out over my ankle—my biggest fear. I’ve wrecked my ankles a few times in…

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  • Daily Skate 25 July 2022

    Lightning and thunder last night with heavy rain, but the park was ridable this morning. Minefields of puddle water and rain-washed grit didn’t stop me. Although, at one point in the skate, I somehow somewhere stepped in a puddle and landed most of it on my deck. Bubbly suds of rainwater. Seemed okay after drying…

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  • Daily Skate 24 July 2022

    Rain-out today. Nothing dry. I did like the chance to look at the park when it’s wet, though. Not every rain leaves all concrete soaked and slippery. Sometimes there’ll be two or three squares of sidewalk; other times, one corner of the park is protected by the skater gods. It’s your destiny, really. I’m happy my destiny…

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