This morning I presented at a technical design review. It was stressful but went well, the sleep I lost over it last night wasn’t worth it, which is usually the case. I presented the results from over a year’s worth of work and was happy to get it across the finish line.
After that I determined I deserved a break. It was rainy again this morning, but there was a break in the rain this afternoon. I went to a local skate park that has remained open during COVID-19, under the condition that everyone there stays 6 feet apart. Every time I go to this place I’m nervous about other people being there. It bugs me that I let that get to me, but it is what it is. There were two other guys there, waiting on some friends.
I just started rolling around, I figured standing around waiting would just make me feel more awkward. There’s a concrete hip/bank thing at this park. The last time I was there I just kinda went barreling toward it with a lot of speed and no plan… It sent me flying and I actually tweaked my wrist. Luckily I didn’t break it.
So today my goal was to attack this hip with a plan. The plan was to roll up to it and try a backside carve around this thing. I rode around the park a little, pumping over a couple fun rollers they have. Then I went for this hip. I was able to work my way up and start carving around it, getting decently high on the 4 ft. wall!
This felt good, and built up some confidence. I rode around it some more, dropped in on a little 3 ft quarter pipe… then meandered down to the sick bowl they have at this park, which is what I’m really wanting to work up to. I messed around at the bottom, trying to bring some of what I just practiced on the hip into it, but was hesitant to drop in. the bowl varies in depth. As I was messing around, another guy came over and told me he had just learned how to do it the other day. He told me if i could drop in on the little quarter on the other side of the park, I could drop in to the lower end of this bowl. It was about 5 feet. He was right! So I ended off dropping in a few times, and then not knowing what the heck to do in the bowl once I did.
It was a fun, easy session, no falls which felt nice. It was super fun to just cruise around on the smooth concrete.