So today I skated alone... I skated Sunbury...alone. This will not be the last time this month I skate alone, I'm sure of that. Rach and Harper were there for moral support and Sam arrived toward the end of my skate, none of them felt the urge to shred, probably due to the dangerous amount of standing water in the park.
|I don't care what you say, the wet-look is so NOT hot right now.|
I had my broom with me but it was 9.30 in the morning, with a low winter sun not even able to see the bottom of the bowl sections, so I had to make do with the flat bank facing the quarter of the table top. After a good clean up even here I had to be super careful to hit the flat going nice and straight, any amount of turn and I was sliding out. But what was I going to do.. give up?
|This is the bit I was left to skate.|
Not likely. It's only day 2 for Christ's sake! Anyway, I rarely skate banks so figured this was the perfect opportunity to get acquainted again. This maybe one of the great advantages of doing this whole thing. If this park had been dry there's no way I would have skated that bank, so already it's changing how and what I skate.
|The long view from the bowl|
Had the park been dry I would have had a fucking ball. I had the whole place to myself and two other kids and the layout of the park really lends itself to cruising about and hitting the hips into the bowl, back out and head up to the quarter at the back, down past the fun looking low rail an hubbas that lead you back to the entrance to the bowl again. I can't wait to get a dry morning down here to take advantage. One thing to note is that scootergits are early risers and they had started to arrive in groups of three by 10.30am.
|This section looked really fun.|
It's far too early in this endeavor to start getting upset with the British weather, there'll be plenty of time for that. As frustrating as it is to have this park at my mercy, covered in water on what was actually a dry bright morning I can't help feeling positive. I snatched skate of over an hour, I didn't get rained on and I now know where to park to get to this little gem.
|From the far end looking back at the bowl.|
Tomorrow will be different. Tomorrow it's going to be curb skating special. Being back at work means time is tight and being married with a little girl means the only time available to be is to grab an hour of skating about 10:30PM. The Kingston curb is going to get it like it's 1991. If you know it then you'll know where I'll be.
Hopefully see you down there.