Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Wow. I went to the skatepark tonight for the first time in about a month and found out that one of the riders I knew there died in a motorcycle accident. I can't find the news story - most likely it was a one-vehicle accident from what the internet theorists say. I guess if the newspapers can't villify a motorcycle rider because they're speeding they won't even mention them.

I barely met the kid, but he was a very talented BMX rider that everyone liked and he could ride any bicycle like it was nothing. Funny thing, he never had his own bike - seemed like he just enjoyed stopping in to see what was going on, ended up bumming someone's bike for a few minutes and threw down amazing tricks. He borrowed the bike I broke my ankle on from me one night and just tore the park up like it was nothing. He and I went in the skatepark with my sidehack - terrifying, but ridiculous fun at the same time.

'Racer' John, we'll miss ya at the skatepark.
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