PHOTO JOURNAL: Chris Wedman #3

Savannah

The Canadian climate can be very unkind to rollerbladers. After an extremely long and ruthless winter, summer has been unpredictable at best. For the past few weeks we’ve been getting a taste of warm weather, only to be bombarded by rain for days on end. Lately, sessions have consisted of skating ’till it rains, or driving around looking for dry spots.

After work, I picked up Darren Potts and we began to search the city for places that weren’t soaked. On this particular day in Calgary we got lucky, we ended up at one of the schools in Calgary with rails still uncapped. When rollerblading hit its peak in the early 2000s in Calgary, the schools with their abundance of skate spots became our favorite places to go. Since then, most of the best schools have capped their handrails, but not this school. It’s a rare find to show up at a school in Calgary with anything left skateable.

After a few royales, Mother Nature began to tell us our time was almost up, even though we just arrived. I quickly set up my flashes as a few drops began to fall. Darren Potts then proceeded to do as many Savannahs as I demanded, until it looked “just right”. Thanks Darren. — Chris Wedman

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shawna - Thursday, July 16th, 2009

heyyy wedman! nice photo! :)!! and Darren that is a pretty siq trick =]

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