I was heartened by an incident on the bus on the way home from work yesterday. I sat down beside a bloke who was evidently older than me, and beside his leg was a skateboard (slim old school shape, Indys, big soft wheels). We got talking, and he admitted to being 54 years old. He still liked getting about the streets on a skateboard, in preference to walking. He also got out for post midnight hill bombing with some other blokes who I guess were the Sydney Old Skool Team (not sure), and he alos did a bit of slalom, and was intending to come to the TS Slalom comp in December, as well as an unsanctioned naughty persons event on a big hill somewhere near Berowra the following day.
After that, I figured, I’m 39 - so I have at least 15 more years skating in me if this feller is anything to go by! I might move away from bowls to slalom and hills, but at least I intend to go for at least that long!