Even the most enduring skate spots die.
I went to ride the Glenville ditch tonight, and found that is being “rebuilt” (i.e. fucked up). This is where I learned to skate banks. As an adult, I understand the need to make keep up the city. As a skateboarder, I’d like to tell the decision maker to eat my shit.
Here’s what it was like up until a month ago:
And here it is now.
I’ve been skating this spot since 1977, so yeah, a little piece of my soul died today. That’s OK – I have plenty left.
So I went back to my ancestral homeland (nearby school where I learned to skate) and raised a big Fuck You Flag to the Man.