The White Shadow and a Skateboard

Posted in Uncategorized on July 2, 2018 by gerilewis001

JayIMG_20170829_182400 Adams once said something about getting old. I believe it went something like you got old because you quit skateboarding. When I really think about it, it’s great to be part of something that is perhaps one of the few pop cultural contributions from California to go world wide.
Now there are skateparks world wide and in the remotest parts of the world such as this Skatepark on the Santa Clara Reservation. Ads you can see, I don’t look like a kid any longer.However I will tell you, how it generally begins when I arrive a stranger in a far off place. I show up 9 times out of 10 alone unannounced with stickers ad skateboard’s. Some times the skateboards are from sponsors other times I buy ’em. I start skaing and the kids cme around. They see me getting my stoke on. That breaks the ice and cliinic is on! The kids look past the gray hair , wrinkes, scars and other symptoms of age. They look into the heart of the matter. Next the adults come ’round an are generally suspicious. However once they see Im legit, every thing is usually copacetic. Often they ask, ” When you coming back Mr?”And this is the question I hate the most as I’m a stone that gathers no moss. IMG_20180626_200803

Huge shout out to Lost Surfboards Mike Reola and Matt Biolas, Carver Skateboards Greg Falk and Neal Carver, Arbor Skateboards, Bulldog Skateboards, Wes Humpston, Salt Rags Heidi Lemmon, Jim Muir​​ at Dogtown and SMA Skip Engbolm for ther continued support and believing in ky endeavorsI.Thanx!
I am the White Shadow

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West Texas Salt Flats USA

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2018 by gerilewis001

 

Leaving Carlsbad, New Mexico the desert monsoons are a wonderfully violent and refreshing relief from the oppressive summer heat of mid August.

The Guadeloupe National Monument is among the many exquisite and quite beautiful natural wonders among the lonely and desolate road between Carlsbad and El Paso. The lighting and weather changes quite rapidly. I stopped in at May’s Cafe sand the monsoon down poor put out the electricity. May and her help cooked my breakfast by flashlight.  A band of 1% bikers, the Grimlords rolled in soaked to the bone. May knew them and they were very cordial. America is a fantastic and marvelous place.