CRETIN: /kret'in/, /kree'tn/, n.
Congenital loser; an obnoxious person; someone who can't do anything right

CONCRETIN: /kahn'kret'in/, /kahn'kree'tn/, n.
Cretin who loves to skate concrete

Friday, January 19, 2007

Tired Old Man Session

We loaded up the 'Cretin Cruiser bike in Skidz van to take it back to the shop for some tweakage (a new headset and some brake adjustments). Dave had returned a day earlier from a trip out west that included some major boring plane sitting during the winter weather, he and Mofo had been fussin' with drywall all day(again), and I've been busy gettin' the relocated pressroom rolling, so we were some tired old dudes. BUT because of the frigid temps, none of us have skated in about a week, so it was time for a session. Travio also made the trek out, having convinced the woman he had earned a session with tons of work on the abode.

I was prepared to suck, as I had put together a brand new set-up. New deck, new wheels, new trucks, and fresh grip. The board is quite a bit bigger than my last ride, so that was gonna take some gettin' used to. Add to that, new kicks. So any skater will tell you, that's a recipe for suckage. But alas, suck I did not! I was stoked to be skating anyway, and even though it wasn't my best session, it was fun. Our energy level was obvious as the pace of the session was quite leisurely. Even Mofo, also with new shoes, was only moving at Mach1 (normally it's Mach3 grinds and such). We all walked to the coping for our runs, rather than running up and dropping in as quickly as possible after a bail. But the comraderie level was just like any other great session. Skid even got a fakie to fs pivot. He really worked hard to get multiples, but his deck wheel just wouldn't unlock from the coping.

Thanks for the lift Skidzilla. Good to see ya Trav and Mofo. And much appreciation to the skate gods for allowing me yet another fun session.

New ride. New shoes. Green, it's the new black.

Killer grip graphic by Mofo. Grip cut by Nikoli.


  • At 11:29 PM, Blogger OMP said…

    Can't wait to grip my new board!

    Cool Graphic Mofo!

  • At 8:59 PM, Blogger Skidzilla said…

    Nick forgot to put his black concretins shirt with green logo in the picture. This would have given you the complete image of the GnarAnimals(TM)outfit he pieced together. Don't worry, I'm sure he'll break it out again (and again, and again...)

  • At 9:39 PM, Blogger Nikoli said…

    Bugger off Skidz! With such a short list of tricks, ya gotta look good doin' 'em. "Fashion, never function." But the yellow uniform will look good too. Punk.

  • At 11:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Radical. Nothing like a new deck.

  • At 12:44 PM, Blogger NoShow said…

    Nice deck and kicks, Nick! I can't wait to see it in person.


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