I was super enthralled to see this post and others like it that suggest that I am not too late to the party. I am about as punctual as punctual can be so the thought of joining the skate community as a belated learner made me uneasy.
The reading I have done suggests this: Step 1: get a skateboard. Check. Is step 2 as simple as ‘ride the damn thing?’ I guess so. Blogs don’t lie. The simplicity of beginning skating entertains me, but I am sure I will be checking in next week with the title ‘Everything Hurts’.
I am procrastinating. The thought of the queen riding horses at 90 does not fuel my ‘can-do’ attitude about riding a skateboard. The two do not seem related. Horses have legs and skateboards do not. I wake up, spend an hour ‘looking’ for my helmet and entertaining daily distractions around the house before its too late in the day, and the neighborhood kids have come out to skate. Its not that I am embarrassed, but the thought of falling and shucking my board into a neighbor kid’s shins is enough to keep me inside. Nobody needs that in their life.
I will check back in when I actually get around to trying it. Still waiting on that Swell board launch. Then at least I can fall in style.
I read recently where the Queen of England is in her 90’s and still rides horses. Well that is impressive! As I quarantined in my yard, I watched a young man ride by on a skateboard with a straw brimmed lifeguard hat on. He looked relaxed and like he was having a good time. Something […]Learning to Skateboard at My Age? Why Not! — Another Day with Julie