Skateboarding the Mountain This Morning

It used to be a rite of passage for serious teenage skaters in my small town to skate a local mountain road on full moon nights. It’s a 1-1/2-mile pretty steep (in some sections) curving downhill road that is closed off to cars at night. It’s way too fast for me on a normal board, but I can negotiate much of it on a Carveboard, which has pneumatic wheels, and can carve very steep turns.

   I got up at 5AM, drove to the mountain, parked and towed my Carveboard up on a rope (like dog on leash). Unfortunately, I had let too much air out of the tires, and couldn’t get a rhythm going, except for a stretch at the end.

   BUT — I got to see the full moon going down over the ocean in platinum brilliance, while the sunrise lit up the east in an orange glow — ain’t complainin. Got back to town and skated downtown, which has just been paved. No people, no cars. Bombed a hill 3 times, with no worries about running into humans or vehicles. FUN!

3 Responses to Skateboarding the Mountain This Morning

  1. Anonymous says:

    You are awesome! It was fun seeing you and buying a couple books at the solano stroll.

  2. Terry says:

    Yeehaa! Hey Lloyd, better to work out halfway down the hill that you have too little pressure than too much! Though that could be way more exciting. Thanks for sharing. Terry in Oz

  3. bouls says:

    Keep on shredding Lloyd, great to see you are still looking for new challenges! Nice board too!

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