Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I've spent the last weekish learning how to longboard. A longboard is similar to a skateboard with the two main differences (as far as I can tell anyway) being 1) the board is more flexible and 2) the wheels are softer, allowing for faster riding. Other differences include the trucks, the concavity of the board, and the style of riding. Anyway... thus far, I've learned to stand on the board in a few different ways, push while already moving, ride over speed-bumps, and travel down a few hills. It's a new, fun, and exciting way to travel! With one exception... the tired muscles that come as a result of boarding. After riding around for several hours yesterday afternoon/evening, I woke up this morning and found my first few steps to be quite laborious.