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Skated at the Showcase steep bank spot in Bristol at the weekend. I was having a pretty crap session and it was beautifully rounded off by a juicy slam into a load of broken glass. I cut my hand on the tarmac and noticed a little bit of discomfort around the pant area. I pulled a little chunk of glass out of my undercrackers but didn’t really think much else of it until I got undressed that night and found this:

Glassy arse

The joys of skateboarding!


On Sunday we went for a good old-fashioned road-trip to find some full-pipes. We had a tip-off of a skate-able pipe near Bridgend in Wales, so loaded up a couple of the Benzes and headed out west. What we found was a yard full of old silos in the middle of nowhere. Very promising!

We found the right pipe, shifted about a ton’s worth of wooden crates out of it, then set about skating the bugger. We got about 15 minutes until we were told to get out or face the wrath of the Bridgend Police. Just about managed to grab a couple of photos before we legged it.

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Raleigh Scorpio

As I was on my way to the Zen Dojo early this morning I spied this little beauty out of the corner of my eye. I had a little look at it, just lent up against a railing where people from my street leave stuff in a kind of neater, more middle-class version of fly-tipping. Both tyres were flat and it wasn’t locked up, which I took to mean that it hadn’t been used in a while and it was unwanted. I didn’t want to take it there and then, but I decided that if it was still there when I came back from work this evening I’d have it.

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