Friday, 4 September 2009

Not dead yet!

Finally had my Internet installed yesterday after a month off so we should resume normal service over the next few weeks. Quite a few things have been going on for me personally in the last month. Firstly I met my Dad who I hadn't seen for about 23 years or so, which was one of the most nerve racking experiences of my life. Everything went better than I could have hoped and I'm really pleased with how things are going. I also have 2 half brothers Ethan and Daryl who I met which was awesome. Daryl just came 5th in the under 16's at the Skate Comp at Whitley Bay the other week, good work Daryl!
Not really ridden that much in the last 2 weeks with so much going on but hopefully next week when the schools go back there should be some good sessions kicking off (so long as this rain pisses off!).
I was loving the new Shithawks logo so I had Scotty T tattoo it on my leg, still a bit to do yet but it looks sweet! Cheers Scott.

Dave 'Frodo' Summerson

Since Whitley Bay skatepark opened last July there has been so many new faces turning up and starting to give BMX a go. Sure there are a load of kids who just go for something to do and quit as soon as they get bored but there is a group of younger riders who are really getting into it and progressing at an alarming rate.
The rider who sticks out most in my mind is 17 year old Dave 'Frodo' Summerson. Despite only been riding since October 2008 he already has the skatepark on lock down and seems to learn something new every time I see him (he just learnt fakie whips this week). His airs are getting higher and his lines more technical. Pretty soon he will be giving park boss and house wives favorite Marty Meenaghan a run for his money! The best thing is Dave has a good attitude towards riding and always has a smile on his face. I'm sure if he keeps progressing at this rate you'll be seeing a lot more of him.

Lipslide in the bowl

Smith grind on the Jersey

Daves signature 1 foot barspin! (he can do them properly now)

Blasting the gap from the bowl to the street course