The leaves have changed and the weather is gradually getting colder. Fall has passed and winter is here. Mother nature… like whoa man! Far-fucking-out! Luckily it rarely ever snows out here, so it’s possible to skate year round, but it gets really windy. Strong wind always screws with me but when it’s biting cold that’ll pretty much ruin my day. That is probably a strange thing for somebody from Chicago to say but at least we had basements and garages to skate.
After 8 years in Japan I finally skated Kyoryu, in eastern Osaka. Tim was kind enough to show me. That place is clearly his stomping ground, because he was killing it. I’m still a little baffled by the park because it serves no purpose functionally or aesthetically. From a design stand point it a complete failure but it just happens to be amazing for skateboarding. Kyoryu is much smaller than I had imagined and there is a bit of a vibe from the locals (or should I say yokels?), but it was fun. I’ll definitely be heading back. Here are few shots from our day. Cheers Tim!