Saturday, July 25, 2009

IFS/Dew Tour/SkateBoston 2009

Great to be out with the skateboarders, and enjoyed the Taking Back Sunday concert.
(Hope that Spencer found his family!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dew Tour 2009 TV Spot - Skate Open Boston | Alli — Alliance of Action Sports ™

ISF / Dew Tour Skate Boston! July 24 & 25

http://www.allisports.com/events/skate-open-isf-skateboarding-world-championships

http://www.internationalskateboardingfederation.com/

http://www.go211.com/u/dewtourskateopen2009/blogs/6185


http://www.allisports.com/

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Banditos Misteriosos - "Team-Name"

Blow-out!

Yesterday, participated briefly in the Banditos Misteriosos’ Scavenger Hunt, but I apologize to my team, ‘Team-Name’ for bowing out so early.........

But, I’d noticed something disturbing about my Wind-Scooter.....


I realized there were some fractures in my ‘perm-wheel’. And, suddenly, for all intents and purposes, it exploded while making a sharp turn on it. While I’m so grateful that it occurred in a relatively safe space, I’m distressed that the wheel I though would last forever showed it’s limited lifetime of use. I doubt its four years or so of wear and tear will be matched by any of the other wheels.

Yet, I resolved, in the evening, not to give in to the sad prospect of life without the wind-scooter, and ‘made waves’ to the Square. Great evening, response, and steady winds.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Movement & Music

Last night, having some extra time on his hands, Ol Scooterdude ventured out to the Greenway area and the Quincy Market area:

“I poured myself into my performance. With my new light attached (which I was able to quickly damage! LOL) and the energy of great music in my head, I was able to perform in front of the gatherings by Fanueil Hall and Rowe’s Wharf. I explained my ‘Figure-Scooting’ to some cheering spectators, and offered a demonstration even though they couldn’t hear the music I was listening to on my iPod.
        ‘Well, I wish you could listen to the music and catch the special lighting I’m imaging here!’ I shout out as I race past the seated group.
Sometimes, the passion gets so intense that I forget where I am or who is watching. ‘I’m in an altered state’ I laugh with the silver bar twirling high in the air!

It was especially nice to meet “Jason Argonaut” from the Duck Tours. In our conversation, I related to him how it might have been a kind of “despair” which actually first impelled me on this K2 Scooter-Path. From those first attempts at gliding six years ago, then those initial attempts at wind-drive three years ago till today’s practice of moves and maneuvers, it’s been a compulsive quest. It’s even a spiritual journey into a world of movement, motion, body, mind and spirit.