In all seriousness, I should have titled this post How to Make a Jackass out of Yourself because that's how I feel while I attempt to learn how to longboard. For clarification, I don't mean a longboard surfboard, I mean a longboard with wheels!
What possessed a soon to be 41 year old mom to take up longboarding? Below is your answer!
I came across these inpsirational girls, aka The Longboard Girls Crew, via Design Mom. The first time I watched the video, I knew longboarding was something I wanted to learn. I wasted no time getting a board and roping in a few girlfriends to join me.
Doc and D are super supportive, and neither think I'm a jackass. The 20 somethings that are skating in the local DMV lot probably think otherwise, but what can you do about that? I don't get a chance to ride as much as I would love to, but Sundays are my dedicated day to get out and have fun. I just like cruising and finding the perfect slope [not ready for hills yet!] to practice carving and attempt a slide or two. It's enough to put a smile on my face [skin a knee or elbow] and leave me wanting more.