Today is Sunday April 15, 2007 and as I write this Iâ€™m sitting on an airplane on my way back home from my adventurous trip to Los Angeles. The kick off party was this past weekend, and a party it wasâ€¦. It all started Thursday for me. I awoke from my bed to the sound of my 5:00 alarm. Though it was early I was not hesitant to put my eager feet on the ground. I got all ready to head to the glamorous city of Los Angeles.
Below is a partial listing of the invited riders for the Pool Party. For the event, there will be a total of 25 Pro spots, 24 Masters spots and 12 Girl spots with over $90,000 on the line.
Vans would like to congratulate Bucky Lasek on his sixth place finish at last weekends Long Beach Grand Prix. Bucky had a rough start for his first year driving in the pro division. "I went into the first turn too hot and had to go off on the warning track" said Lasek. Bucky was able to work his way back into sixth position where he finished.
Want to score some tix for the Pro-tec Pool Party? Keep an eye out on vans.com for details on how you can get your hands on a pair of these hard to get tickets.
What makes a legend? Is a legend born out of moth-eaten texts, stories passed down from generation to generation, with each re-telling becoming more extravagant than the last? Is a legend nothing more than a series of overly tall tales which no one can refute nor prove? I try to avoid the word legend, because it generally reeks of dragons, impossibly handsome knights rescuing impossibly beautiful princesses, elves, magical dwarves, wizards and the like. A bit too 4th grade for my tastes. The problem here is that few other superlatives can accurately describe the Vans ProTec Pool Party.
The Word of Mouth show features the work of Albert Reyes, Steve Ryan and Ryan Reyes and the opening reception is on Saturday April 14th from 7pm to 11pm at the Show Cave, 1218 Temple in Los Angeles. For more info check out www.myspace.com/showcave as the show runs through May 5th
FUEL is kicking off the week with a â€œBest of The Daily Habitâ€ all-time favorite show, and hereâ€™s why â€“ he was on the cutting edge of skateboarding, original Powell Peralta team member, now pioneering his own music career; weâ€™re talking about veteran skateboarder Ray Barbee.