Despite a little dusting of snow this morning, and talk of it in the forecast for at least the next few days, spring is in the air! If you’re anything like me, you’re already getting excited about all the things you’ll be able to do now that the snow’s gone and the weather will soon be warm again.
Among the things I’m very much looking forward to are (in no particular order):
— Ken Elrick II (@DrPatchbeard) August 10, 2013
Beautiful Evenings on the Beach!
Perhaps a return to Bonnaroo?
— Ken Elrick II (@DrPatchbeard) June 7, 2012
Where shotgunning 2 beers before 9:15 AM is actually encouraged…
More adventures in the Patchbus!
— Ken Elrick II (@DrPatchbeard) August 11, 2015
And perhaps even more than that, plenty of drives with the top down!
Golf season is coming, I’ll just have to figure out how to fit the bag in the trunk…
— Ken Elrick II (@DrPatchbeard) May 16, 2015
And one more thing: After neglecting it last summer, I can’t wait to get out on my longboard again!
As much fun as I have cruising around on my longboard, I don’t think there’s much chance I’d jump on a regular skateboard and try and pull any tricks. If you haven’t experienced both, it’s worth knowing that longboards are vastly different than their regular board (or shortboard) counterparts. While shortboards are meant for pulling mad tricks both on the street and inside the half-pipe, a longboard is meant more for speed, distance, and carving. Not being terribly athletic, I can handle myself on a longboard. The last time I stepped on a shortboard, however, it ended with a big crash and some worries that I may have broken a rib or two.
Yes, I’ve already seen a few pretty busy days at Peterborough’s skate park. No, I have no desire to be a part of it, because that was where I bailed hard just trying to get rolling inside the park, and where I said to myself “I really feel no need to go out looking for opportunities to hurt myself after this.”
That was a couple years ago, and I haven’t stepped on a shortboard since, but this guy makes me want to take up skateboarding so I could one day be as good as him… But I don’t think that’s even possible.
Richie Jackson is his name, and his tricks are some of the most inventive and funny I’ve seen in a long time. That being said, I’m no expert on skateboarding, but I can say this: I laughed out loud multiple times while watching this because some of the stuff he pulls is so ridiculous. Not impossible by any means, but I’m just surprised he even thought of it. Here, have a look at what I mean:
Not only is he great at skateboarding, but he’s got an excellent moustache to boot.
— Thrasher Magazine (@thrashermag) March 18, 2016
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