Saturday, February 27, 2010

Baby Garrett finna hit dat bird walk...

A new albeit smallish skate park/plaza opened up down the street from my house recently. As I had been participating in a lot of night work this past week, I opted to take Friday off to recoup. Since the sun was out and the temp went over 40, I suited up two of the boys and headed to this park to let them roll around a little. Garrett absolutely loved it, which of course makes me smile as big as can be. I have been careful to not push BMX on him; I mean I will put a video in and if he wants to watch it, he can, but I never make him. He charged around the place and wore a huge smile the whole time.

Ocean hasn't ridden in a while, but expressed some enthusiasm about it, so I tightened his chain and turned him loose.

Here is where the title of the post comes into play. Garrett dropped in on his first ramp on his own yesterday. Now...that makes this old man proud as can be...

Let's warm up, please?

Monday, February 8, 2010

A delicate sense of imbalance

I refuse to believe that the slide into being terrible on a bike due to old age is something dramatic and all encompassing. I prefer to think that my bad outing was the result of my configuration, my extreme lack of sleep, my having lost a lot of strength due to the flu that wiped me out last month or something similar. I came home tonight and put the top load back on and took the trick sticks back off. The balance of the machine feels a little better and I hope that translates into some better days out there. This has been a rough winter and I think that this is the most I have looked forward to the arrival of spring in a long time...

Garrett got a Black and Decker tool set for a belated xmas present from Anna's Kay and it he said, "this is the biggest toy ever."

The goggles! They do nothing!

Snaps from today's session...

Timmy Lewis would like you to know that he has never done commercials for Six Flags over anywhere.

Adam gets excited about damn home haircuts.

This is probably the best pic of a table that I have ever gotten from Adam. Who knows...I am old and probably forgot the other ones that were better.