Thursday, July 17, 2008

Part 2 - Ohio

This was our camp that we set up at 3:30 in the morning. After 9 hours of driving and 4 hours of sleep, we were awake and ready to hit the town of Lakewood.

A milder version of "Tent City" if you will. The sketch-factor was high, but we made it out of the tents with no problems. No cops or park rangers said anything. We got a few weird looks from some local runners passing by, but that was about it.

A couple of zombies in Lakewood.

I don't think anything beats having a skatepark to yourself at 9:30 in the morning.

The park was pretty fun, regardless of the heat.

This little corner pocket hip/bank got thrashed pretty hard.

We stopped in at West Side Skateshop after we skated and cruised to the town for a little bit. Big thanks to Brian for giving us the heads up on some spots and a few local bars. Check out his shop:

Sticker kit on the rental.. very nice, how much?

We walked down this little cliff at the edge of the park to find this little cove that you could walk out onto. It was pretty tight.

It was sort of like our own little moss-infested spa.

Rich is pointing out a rock that nobody will probably ever be able to stand on.

Rich getting a closer look at Paul.

Paul getting a closer look at Cleveland.

Cleveland Rocks!

Lakewood, Ohio.. An interesting town to say the least.

So, we come back from chillen on the rocks and we find a bunch of kids trying to get this little boat down this cliff. It was the most random thing i've ever seen. They had their shit legit too, they even had ropes and a dolly system to get it down the cliff.. a bunch of smart young dudes.

These dudes were really psyched on their boat. I remember one of them talking about celebrating with a Corona and a cigar.. now that's what I call celebrating. The launch of the boat couldn't have been any better without the techno music blasting out of this one kid's headphones.. it was such a crazy mix of styles amongst this group of kids.

Well done gentleman.

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