Tuesday, 18 January 2011

More Ramp Musing

So I've been trying to make the ramp skateable knowing in the back of my mind that the old ply is a bit rough. The main problem I've had is matching the new and old ply so there is a smooth transition.
This is as far as I got:-
Had a roll back and forward on it and there was the unmistakeable sound of cracking ply - the old stuff ain't too good, particualrly around the edges. Infact I'd tried to fill a bit of a hole and this was where it was starting to crack:-

And the surface of the old ply ain't too good either. Too long outside:-
So, what to do? I'm not a fan of A&E but I could patch and try to make good, or rip it all off and put some new ply on there, which it will need at somepoint anyway.

I ain't that good a skater so I need all the help I can get. The obvious thing to do was bite the bullet and get some new ply.

So out with the crowbar and hammer, trying to avoid twatting my bruised fingers (which I did several times), and what we have now is a naked ramp:-

Just from the wee roll I had it feels nice so I reckon this will be worth it in the long run.

Sunday, 16 January 2011


Small autojumble, mainly car stuff.

Bought this:-
These were outside:-

Fade to Black (and Blue)

Clumsey twat. I only stepped over the hubba on the ramp, slipped and went arse over tit. All OK until I saw my right hand. Two fingers pointing in the wrong direction. I wasn't even skatin. Fortunately I popped them back in and applied a bag of frozen carrots.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Another Year, Another MOT

Hoping it doesn't disgrace itself again like last year...

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Unit 1 MAS Sesh

As reported elsewhere, today was a red letter day for me - first proper grind on the Unit 1 mini. Well chuffed.

Fortunately we had our Team Photographer with us (big bow Alec). Me grinding:-