Nothing to ride? Skate parks to busy? No excuses, ride the streets. If you find yourself getting annoyed at how busy Skate Parks are these days and how many parents seem to think the Skate park is a children’s nursery then maybe you should consider riding the streets.
It may at first seem like there is nothing to ride in the streets either but you will soon get an eye for the streets and unlock your creative spot creating potential. You can see in the picture above how putting a restaurant A frame on a set of stairs gave us something to jump over and hours of pleasure. You need to be observant and be willing to put effort in to making spots work.
Street Riding allows you to build your own community without restrictions. Nobody is judged, everybody is there to have fun and ride their bikes. It doesn’t matter where you come from and what you do. You can see here how we bumped in to some mountain bike riders and teamed up with them to make a ramp with some pallets and we ended up having a great jam. There were people of different faiths and backgrounds but we could all come together and enjoy what we created.
One of the benefits of Street riding is that you can literally ride anywhere (even a flat concrete space). You can see here how we used my friends flat rail on the pavement outside his house for a morning warm up session. What im trying to say is you can basically ride next to your house bin if you really want to.
Riding Street allows each rider to have individual style. Everybody sees spots differently and some riders will ride spots that other riders wouldn’t even consider to be possible to ride. You can have 10 riders at the same spot but you can be sure each rider will execute his own tricks and lines. This is nice to see as the skate park tends to generate a generic style of rider.