About a week of skateboarding and this is what I have learned (again):
Don’t over tighten your wheels. Tighter wheels means harder pushing, harder pushing leads to a sore ankle. Wheels need a little bit of play on the truck. Enough to hear a light ‘clack’ when moved back and forth by hand.
Board slides on finished parking stops are fast. Very very fast. Be ready for it otherwise you’ll end up on your back. I challenge anyone to fall as gracefully as I did.
You will sweat profusely if you skate all out on your lunch break. Bring deodorant if you do.
Skating in the morning sucks. Night time is the right time.
Be very impressed by anyone in their 40s doing rail slides like this one:
SICK SICK SICK! SERIOUSLY! ACK! POETRY IN MOTION!
LIST OR DIE!
California, Rogue Wave
On the Bus Mall, Decemberists
The Wind Cries Mary, Jimi Hendrix
My Murmuring Darling, Snowden
World Town, M.I.A.
Yea, Yeah, Matt and Kim
Still Ill, The Smiths
Close to Me, The Cure