Skate Life

Vehicles and oblivious pedestrians are a potential enemy.

Texting and riding is treason.

When you’re out you scan for new spots.

It’s not some toy, it can be how you get around as much as an outlet.

It leads to injury and adventure.

You’ve learned some creative first aid.

You may by about tech and trick and I may be speed in style, but we’re in it together.

Security guards who don’t get it are a drag.

Those who do are our enablers.

You don’t “grow out of it” if you’re real.

If you ever age out you’ll still smile when you see your old setup.

You know surgery is an eventuality.

You take the injuries willingly for the sake of getting gnarly.

Rainy days turn into a risk assessment.

You have a love/ hate relationship with summer.

This was probably the basis for learning how to use tools.

You have a keen insight on packing for day trips.

THIS is skateboarding.

It’s the ride of your life if you just start pushing.

– Maty Almost

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Rich Monday With A Lengthy Backside Board Slide

Local legend Rich Monday throws down a high speed slide at Modesto banks!

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This is a street skating spot that Rich Monday discovered while construction crews were still building it. It has a 5 foot transition wall and a lip at the top worthy of a nice grind, or in this case a long slider. At age 40 Rich Monday shows the youngsters, that some things do get better with age.

“Live To Skate, Or Die Trying!”