Sleep. The great earth is still. Leaves wither and brown. They fall away and touch the earth. Decay. The great cycle of life. New things will come from them after the earth sleeps. A few friends stop by from time to time throughout the year. They are from other places. Snow birds. Colorado. Pennsylvania. All over…
They try and sit out the cold spell. Frost glistens in the morning. Old bones crack and ache.The snow birds flutter and move to warmer regions. They long for warmth. We provide it. In spirit. They fly. They sing. They collect in groups and drink from cement ponds… nourishment for the soul. The snow birds are content. Thanks to Brandon Wong for the images. Skate- Ozzie
Took a trip out to Colorado a little over a month ago for the King of the Snake – Dave Tuck Invitational and to hit up some of the amazing spots that I keep hearing so much about. I’ve been told a thousand times, but it wasn’t until we got there did I truly understand the magnitude of skate terrain in Arvada and the skate scene that goes along with it.
Before we could leave California, we had a little hicup at the airport.
We made our flight in time and we were off to Denver.
Spent the next day witnessing some heavy shred go down at Arvada Skatepark for the King of the Snake – Dave Tuck Invitational. In addition to an amazing contest, there was huge raffles, custom art, food trucks, music cranking all day, and all around good times… all to support Dave Tuck.
After Josh Borden was crowned King of the Snake, we headed over to Rock-A-Billies for the after party. Space In Time started it off and killed it with a blend of psychedelic face melting that got the crowd pumped.
The next morning was off to a slow start. Stopped by Tuck’s to hang out for a bit.
Checked out a few parks. Wheat Ridge and Baby Arvada.
After a few stops, we ended up at Greg’s epic side yard.
The gap session ensued, Aaron took in frontside and Jimi went backside.
Next stop was Jerry’s annual skate bash. This ramp is definitely one of the funnest I have ever skated…full Animal Chin style fun.
Took it easy the rest of the night in order to get a little skating in the next day before we had to leave.
I’ve been hearing so much about Terrill’s bowl, we weren’t about to leave before taking some turns in it.
The Landlord – Whiskey Tee
Made one last stop on the way to the airport.
Huge thanks to everyone for an awesome weekend, Shane for putting us up and the Arvada Army for making us feel at home. Until next time.
The 4th Annual Camtest was held at the infamous Pink Motel this past Saturday. Hundreds of people showed up from all over the country to give back to our skateboard brother, Dave Tuck, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in September. Over $8,000 was raised and all of it went to Dave to help pay for his treatment to beat cancer.