I think Alex or Linus was blasting some old Led Zeppelin through their giant Bluetooth speakers. It got me all amped up because it brings back a lot of memories around when I first started skating in the mid-80s.
I remember back before I learned to skate transition I would watch some of my peers and some older teens riding the 1st halfpipe in our neighborhood, listening to a lot of punk rock.
But I especially remember Led Zeppelin, the single Black Dog to be exact. That was my favorite because it was so raw and so unpredictable.
It just threw me off guard watching these kids skate with such aggression, some with grace and some with clumsiness.
Hey, skateboarding wasn’t for everyone, but I knew it was for me once I started.
I’ll always associate Classic 70’s Rock, Punk Rock, and even New Wave, with my introduction to skateboarding.
Watching these guys dropping in and flying off the top and landing back in the half-pipe or slamming down to the bottom posed a challenge for me.
First I needed a skateboard, but that’s another story for another post!
Brian Dennis is a full-time software engineer, some-time traveler and location-independent entrepreneur.
Chasing his passions in addition to travel in recent years has become a little challenging but even more fulfilling with his wife Betina and 1-year old son Divine.
Currently he is located in S. Florida and continues to share what he's learned with travel tips, guides and some motivating inspiration to encourage others to do more and experience more outside of their comfort zones.