June 5, 2021.
A familiar board set-up, a crummy curb half-waxed into sort-of skateability, and a vacant suburban industrial lot where no one bothers you... I have been skating this area for decades, not so much to escape the world, but to exult in it. This is paradise!
Awesome things about this particular parking lot:
Vintage asphalt with some bad patches but perfect for sliding around.
Red wing blackbirds & geese hassling you for invading their turf.
Evening grazing by rabbits and groundhogs on the field next door.
Dirt in the planter to ruin your bearings.
Always a stray pebble somewhere to keep you on your toes.
Rough curb will eventually eat through the plys on your board.
SKATE RATING: 1 (bump up to 3 if curb has been recently waxed... a lot!)
ATMOSPHERE RATING: 10