Portland’s weather yesterday was incredible — it hit 73!
But that’s not where the story starts. Last Friday, I get a Slack message from coworker Caleb:
Hey, we should go longboarding next week sometime. It’s supposed to be pretty warm the last half of the week. What days were best to ride longboards at Mt Tabor?
Because Mt. Tabor park is closed to automobile traffic on Wednesday, that’s the best day.1 It’s also the day that Robin’s Longboarding 101 class was to start, so it would be fun to see my friends from that.
So we planned to knock off early on Wednesday, meet up at the park, and do some runs.2 Thanks to the best weather of the year so far happening on a Wednesday, a lot of Portland’s longboarding community descended on Mt. Tabor, too.
- Though my favorite run is closed to traffic all the time. :-) ↩
- It would also be a great opportunity to take my first runs on my birthday presents: Never Summer Reaper board, Bear Kodiak trucks, and Purple Kegal wheels, with my homemade footstop. Thanks to Caleb for recording this run and letting me post it here. And I’ve reversed my longboarding emoticon so left is up to avoid getting “Wait, is it a guy in an office chair lifting his longboard up to his eyes?” from Caleb. :-D ↩