Monday, January 6, 2014

Saw the Thrashers Coming

I have started Three different post and shelved them all.    Other than winter weight gain and 
talking about how damn cold it is outside life has been as
bland as unsalted oatmeal. No this is no pity party or some great manifesto about how  going to change the world as we all change our calenders just a stale old cracker. 
Or that may just be me get old and crotchity ... this forty stuff is hard. 
Seems like every day is just another reason to not stop drinking. 
Get busy drinking or get busy dyeing ,,., or some shit like that ..
First World Problems. 

In attempt to find some youth and relive my past through the youngest one in the,, lots of time this past fall and now winter has been spent on the Back of a Piece of 7 layer Maple.
And to this Board on which we stand four wheels under us with girptape, and trucks for all..
We have found a new world order which brings smiles and pain to young and old. 
In the Thirty One trips 
around the sun since I started riding a board a lot has changed. But the same is the new norm and it
is all still about wearing a funny hat and have fun pushing the limits of what you can do
and finding out what the "Search of Animal Chin" is all about. 

 James has come along way from stepping on one of my old boards in late summer and spending the afternoon out on the side walk surfing up and down until the street light came on and it was time for bed. 
We have had our battles,,, I had to break him from pushing mongo,,, I accepted the fact that he was a goofy foot rider but could not let my child grow up a Fu(ted foot pusher. 
From their it was and is all progression. 
He got his first board for Christmas,, and as I was asked by many why would you get someone a 
sk8te board in the middle of winter.. The only reason is because.. 
Only a short drive away in the Land Of Grain Belt.. Is the Third Layer Skate Park..
Twice we have gone up and this last time James got to 
try out his new Equipment. 
Again watching him grow learning how to slide out on his pads and push his limits. 
It is fun to see,,, the seeds of getting rad have been planted
and now I just need to make sure that I help them 
The skateboard was my escape before Skis and before Mountain Bikes,,
and now he gets to experience it all,, and Ohhhh the Places that he can go. 
Now as we sit through the Polar Vortex of 2014 we dream of single track and skate parks in the
Arizona sun.
And yep with the van not starting tomorrow I challenge my self to 
pedal to work ,,, Polar Vortex my ass.. 

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