Hippie Mike’s Tour de Surrey 2011 Year #8
Fleetwood Well, the day started with me peeking out the window at the rain and then going to grab Kaelen from his crib, in which he proceeded to throw up right onto my chest. Perfect start to another year of Hippie Mike’s Tour de Surrey…
I love these events and everything that comes with it – the relationships with all who are involved are a big part of my life, and I enjoy watching others learn and grow. I knew that at some point today it was going to be nice out, all I could do was hope that point of the day came early – like 12pm would have been nice. We showed up in the rain at 11:00 to find 3 or 4 kids there skating their butts off. The rain and wet ground were no issue for these guys. Kickflips, varialflip, grabs out of the quarter pipe, and these guys were 10/11 years old. So I knew that at least we would have some sort of competition. More people showed up and we waited patiently for the weather to change. Finally it began to clear up, and the park was half dry when the Beginners started their runs. Of course then it began to rain again about 10-15 minutes later. The contest continued with the Intermediates and Advanced in the rain, and all were skating really good. Only a few hard crashes throughout the day, but everyone was fine.
The kids were all amazing, the parents were supportive, and even all the people camping out for a swim meet inside the building watched the show. It was a strange day, with a different atmosphere, someone even stole a skateboard deck out of my prizes while I was right there, but all in all it was okay. And of course the day ended with a beautiful sunset…
Beginner/Mini – 1. Will Grayson; 2. Rob Shrack; 3. Kai Searle; 4. Cody Laing; 5. Riley Allen; 6. Matt Phillips; 7. Jaylen Sandhu
Intermediate – 1. Morgan Skinner; 2. Mario Antonio; 3. Quinton Salter; 4. Sebastien Lopez; 5. Joseph Madayag
Advanced – 1. Brad Muscat (Fighter); 2. Andy Anderson; 3. Jaden Easton-Ellett
See you at South Surrey – July 30th