Brian Kachinsky checks in again...
I am enjoying some time at home until I leave later this week for Brazil where I will participate in the X-Games Brazil next weekend. I'm glad I was home around this time because I got the chance to ride Undercover skatepark one more time before it closes its doors for good.
The last session was good and went into the early hours of the morning. I was stoked/pumped/psyched to ride the park one last time since I've had hundreds of awesome sessions there over the past 5 years.
This park has kept the Appleton scene alive and well and it will be sad to see it go. Thanks Mark Hilson for keeping the park going for as long as he did!
On the upside, it's been warming up and I've gotten to do some more riding/exploring around the Chicago area. Isn't it funny how sometimes the greatest things in life can be right under your nose and you don't realize it? For example this week I found a cool kinked rail and abandoned school not too far from my house. Perhaps even more amazing than that is this fountain that's down the block from me as well.
Now, I've been fortunate enough to see some pretty amazing fountains in my day. From the Buckingham fountain (Chicago), Krisik (Prague), Bellagio (Vegas), Manneken pis (Brussels) and many more; I must say that this one is the shit. It blows the rest out of the water and it's right down the street!
More soon after Brazil!