I did it

Happy days. The rain that was expected did not happen.  I had the whole park to myself.  So I could do exactly whatever I wanted.

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A little ditch, bumps, trying to get up on the bump in the big bowl, mini, the upper bowl and then I tried to start from the second waterfall. Two waterfalls in a row.  The speed became really high by my standards. Luckily there is a long way to help speed out through the pipe. Now one around so I could do over and over again. So fun.

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Inch by inch

Spring and as every other spring as far I am injured. March is not a good month. This year I injured myself whilst gardening.  I twisted my knee. Been 4 weeks now and I still have a limp. It hurts when I walk and I don’t quite confident when I skate.
Still I can’t keep away. Now the outdoor season has begun.
I am trying new lines in the larger bowl in Highvalley.  And I practice going up on the bump inch by inch. It’s a bit scary since I am not sure if I can handle what will happen on the other side :).

Kickturn

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At last I manage to do kickturns! What an achievement. So now I am pretty content for a while. Though it is not far up at all. Got to go further up. Practice, practice, practice…Higher and higher.

But still this is fun and makes it easier to claim a space in the queue to the half pipe.

Nowadays skating as a beginner and being a lady is not that unique. Quite a few. So next summer Highvalley will be ours!

 

End of carving season

I just got the hang of it. I have lines in two of the bowls. It’s so so fun. And then the chilly autumn weather hit us.

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Miss skating in Highvalley.  Now I have to try the vert ramp in the coldstore.  It’s a bit awkward. Long time since
I practiced kickturn after kickturn.
Not as rewarding and satisfying. 
And it seems like the crowd has found skateboarding.
But I have my objective quite clear.

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Carvers Paradise

Seems I haven’t been updating this for quite some time. I love carving in the HV large bowl. So fun fun fun. Now I have started to carve frontside too.
Today I even skated in the upper bowl rolling in down the waterfall. Almost everyone seems to carve around in that part. So now I have to get going.

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I did it

Today I took yet another step forward. Riding in the small waterfall was not as fun as usual. But then I tried my waterfall number two. And I did it. Was nothing really. So I am a yellow-belly.
This was fun. It is much easier to skate with others now that I at least can start from the first part of the waterfall in that pool.
I feel great.

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Progress. I could do two rounds in the pool. Actually three rounds but the third was not starting from up on the flat. So now I can come back up on the flat and turn back and do one more round.

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To me this is success.  Always makes you feel better.  Tried the other waterfall but I still don’t have the courage.
We are almost the same gang every day. Not trespassing on each others spot. I like that.
Been skating whet the park is crowded and some guys make you feel uncomfortable.  I sincerely thought that commenting someone else was a no no. But apparently not.  This is a benchmarking sport 🙂 .  Guess the fact that  I am a middle aged female skater lacking in skills is part of it.  It is impossible to skate if you feel awkward. So now I just sit and watch when we are there late evenings. Pity.
Bumps are funny. I try all kinds of ways though the bumps.
Seems I will be able to skate tomorrow too. All of a sudden we have a great summer again.

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