Saturday, February 14, 2009
A couple of weeks ago i got back from a tenday trip to athens with billy and joe. No hard and fast plans just an unknown hostel booked throguh hostelworld and some warmer weather expected. We got it and on our forst whole day hooked up with a local rider Nick who met up with us and kept us 3 entertained everyday. We saw and heard alot about what bmx is to them. Amazing rider built and scavenged ramp setups in wild locations.
Athens is built on the start of 3 or 4 mountain ranges so its crazy lanscape. We hooke dup with our old matey Nick Garafallos (?) (the origanal nick the greek) who drove us out to an isalnd and we rode a couple of concrete parks ate a feast of kings then drove offroad up a mountain and lit a fire in a cave on the top of the mountain and smoked it out. It was an amazing trip, big thanks to Nick for letting us stay with his folks, showing us around even though he's repairing from a horrific sounding ankle mangle.
To comfortably swim in the sea on my birthady which is in the offically most depressing month of the year was something else. Just everyday brought more and more dumbfoundingly alein experiences, its been hard to chill since i've been back. I think im chasing the next visit.
I'm sure Joe's got some pics that need to be seen and some that should be kept safe. He had a fancy new camera. Nick got a few gems too, so show me yours i've shown you mine (flickr),
The pro bro's are probably all seeing Larisa right now