28 November 2020

Small step for a man

Took the skateboard to the school behind our property to practice on the sidewalk. I was hoping nobody would be there. And other than two middle schoolers, nobody was there indeed! Except, both of them had their shortboards and were doing all sorts of tricks.

They even showed be some tricks and told me the names for those tricks. For the curious, I am nowhere near those tricks. If they were doing BC calculus, I was trying to arrange two numbers one over the other so I could add them!!!

Turns out I had not positioned the camera properly. Did not catch the mount – but here is a small snippet of the rest…

11 November 2020

A successful re-mount!

After taking the tumble, cursory testing by pressing and prodding ruled out any possibility of broken bones. Just that the right hand was a little painful. I was more afraid that if I packed up and went home, I will have an insurmountable fear of coming back.

After a couple of minutes of rest, went back to the spot and kept trying. Obviously I was inordinately afraid and focused on not falling again. The first three attempts, I aborted before re-mounting. Succeeded with the fourth one eventually.

Here is the first successful re-mount.