Solomon here. No pictures, no frills. Just to the point. Getting this out of the way before I get a hundred of questions from a hundred different people. If someone asks me about it I will tell them to check my blog. True that half of the riders weren’t at the start when they took off. Yes, it would have been a little cooler if everyone could have started together…but it was a serious race and the time did say 7pm start. It’s called a Warriors race..the title should clue you in. Yes the trains were screwed but it was NYC cats that were really late. I closed the shop after 6 and the crew was just getting ready to take off. I didn’t know it then but that is clearly not enough time to get there by train. I didn’t really think about that but I wasn’t worried because I was starting at Union. …Do you think the Broadway Bomb would wait 45 minutes? I guarantee the Mini-Bomb will take off as close to on-time as possible! While races are still Outlaw I think the point is to get on the road ASAP before unwarranted attention is drawn to the event at that location.
Also, we should primarily skate for fun! Don’t get me wrong, I love going fast and will always be ranked somewhere at the top of the races I participate. The truth….I really don’t care how fast any one person or group of people are. I enjoy that we are allowed to skate however we want but we are all connected by our love of the ride. No matter where or when you started, if you weren’t laying on the ground killed by one of the other gangs *wink*, then you should have been a warrior and finished what you started and relished in the fact that you completed something that most would dare not try.
I could go on and on here but I don’t want to keep talking about this..on this blog or in person. I enjoyed seeing everyone there and I got to skate with a great group of people. Sign me up for that on any day. Congrats to the A-team for starting on time and being the first there. Lizzies aka our ladies team..I am so freaking proud of your accomplishments last night. I took of at Union Square..I understand Dallas and I felt that was what I needed to do and don’t regret it at all. But you ladies are awesome, through getting lost and under serious fatigue and under threat that riders might be gone when you arrived at the finish..you finished! Warriors, Can you dig it!!!
I can. Stay Skatin’ and skate for fun. Now I am going to get dressed for today’s ride with the Concrete Kings and will complete a weekend that will go down as one of the best moments of my life. My stoke is still on overload!!! The end…but it is really the beginning.