There is one thing missing from all of these photos, the journey in between.
There aren’t many cities where it’s normal to repeatedly hike up hills to the point of exhaustion, and then put it all on the line while screaming down some of steepest streets the world has to offer.
After taking taking a hit of the San Francisco skate routine and diving headfirst into the rabbit hole, the essence of thrill seeking becomes apart of future missions.
Sitting at a skate spot for hours to work on one trick becomes passé.
The spontaneity of pushing as fast as possible through a city while hitting everything along the way, those are the vibes one becomes accustomed to.
Going to a safe public skateboard park will cure the fix from time to time, but the allure of the hills will always reign supreme.
The terrain’s elevation changes will have adrenaline junkies licking at their chops.
Time is best spent outside of a car. Hiking and pushing allows the hidden gems to be discovered.
Rest is essential, but if there are no obligations, public transportation should be used as a last resort.
It may sound crazy, skating miles to get tricks, but it works.
Physical and mental boundaries will be tested. Complaining becomes illogical and the focus on skating everything encountered becomes a priority.
Speed control and double checking intersections is essential to survival. Death lurks on these hills. The limits can only be pushed so far until they push back.
Opposition to these activities is to be expected. The secret to grooving is to stay cool and keep it moving.