Started skating after I was healed, but it was as if I’d aged 20 years. I felt awkward, tentative. I hoped no one was watching. Once I’m rolling I feel OK, but it’s the pumping then jumping on the board transition where I feel nervous.
But I’m easing back into it, poco a poco. Not pushing it any more. Just gentle slopes where I can carve.
On my way back from Louie’s last week I found a gentle down slope and a couple of guys filmed me from their truck.
What you gain in skating, as opposed to surfing, is the wave to yourself; no crowd problem. What you lose is a soft place to land.
And yes, Mom, I’m wearing safety gear.