Buh, sorry to anyone that checks here and expects new posts and then sees just old crap! I swear to make a concerted effort to post more!
Today I was picking up some supplies for YNOT and our guy (shout out to Tyler!;) asked how my finger was doing. I was caught off guard and then figured out he meant my pinky that I mangled a few months ago. This made me realize a few things, firstly that he checks my blog. but that also if you read my blog it would seem like that was not that long ago because there haven’t been a ton of posts since. Lots of healing and injuring and more healing and riding has been going on, I’ve just been spread too thin to keep blabbing about it here regularly.
I’ve been riding with BMXicans lots of the time because there are so many of them in town and it’s easy to find one that is down to hook up and fall off bikes with me. Other than them it’s mostly been sweet sessions with Jackson Wallace these days, he’s one of my favourite homies in the world and it’s super fortunate that he’s always down to ride. Also, he’s getting really effing good and he pushes me hard when we ride.
I had a great session with him last night where we drilled at our favourite manual pad parking lot spot. The manual pads are of all different shapes and sizes and at a bunch of different angles, it’s really ideal for drilling any tech concept. I’ve been pushing harder on my fixed gear specific tricks. I am losing passion for the fixed bmx style shit, THEY ALREADY DID THOSE TRICKS! y’know?? Also I am putting more emphasis on bothsidedness, back in my footbag life I was batshit obsessed with being bothsided and then when I got to these bike tricks I got lazy and just did everything one direction. Now I am being more thorough in practicing both sides of any trick, and in the case of 180’s I am also drilling all four variations. (strong direction/strong foot, strong direction/weak foot, weak direction/strong foot, weak direction/weak foot) Maybe that would be a good tutorial idea? Something that at least openly discusses the concept that there really are 4 180’s. I should do more tutorials… I used to do them back when I had all the time in the world, I would love to have that kind of free time again but really, the shit that has now filled my days is pretty sweet. I have a sick career growing at YNOT, life has never been happier at home with our growing family of me and Marnie and the puppy Ruby and our bitchy cat Chicken and I’m healthy and get out to play on my Vandal a handful of times a week.
So yeah, I have less ‘free time’ but I also have a fucking life finally!