Whoa, am I getting a late start this month or what? I was in Washington, DC, on business last week. I thought about taking a skateboard, but decided not to when I couldn't figure out how to pack it. Big mistake. There was an empty pool at the hotel. Okay, so it wasn't rideable--the bottoms were too square--still it was a bad omen. The whole area around the hotel would've been fine. Plus, I could have taken it on the Metro and skated to the Capital. Damn.
Now that I'm back I should get a chance to start working again. The news story will be a more in-depth look at the San Diego skatepark scene, covering some of the bureaucratic nightmares associated with getting a public skatepark built. This month, I'll finish the longboard building series with a look at design and finishing techniques.
After two months of procrastination, I'm finally going to get to the report on Temecula Skatepark. It's going to be rather short on text and long on pictures, but that's the only way it will ever get done. Also on the way this month are reviews of Freeride Wheels and Independent 166 Trucks. For Skate Tips, I will get to the conditioning program for skateboarding. Of course, there will be new vintage pictures as well.
Finally, I'm going to add two new pages off the main home page. One will be a Features Archive, a list of the pages that don't fall into any regular sections. So if there's a feature or news story you're looking for, you should be able to find it there. Finally, I'm going to start a summary with a listing of what has been posted and when. That way if you haven't been here for a while, you'll be able to tell what's new and find it half-way easy. Well, that's about it. Talk at you later.
December 15, 1997
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