27 Jul One Last Dew Blog – Kruger’s Korner
What I’ve learned is that these guys are true athletes who nonchalantly perform gravity-mocking tricks and flips that most (sane) people would never have balls to consider attempting. In temperatures that would make Satan blush, no less (the heat index on Friday and Saturday was 115 degrees. are you kidding me?). Throughout the weekend the competitors were impressively accessible, walking on the boardwalk and mingling with the masses. Or so I am told. I still wouldn’t know who most of them were if they walked up to me on the street and introduced themselves. The skate/surf culture is alive and well and a way of life for many locals in Ocean City, so the athletes blended in pretty seamlessly. And seeing Baltimore’s own Bucky Lasik win the skate vert competition here in his home state was seriously cool to witness. Here is Bucky, following his win. Yep, I was that close.
Admittedly I still will probably not follow professional skating/BMX like I do other sports, which is a good thing, because I’m somewhat maniacal as a football fan. But I am happy to find myself coming away from my Dew Tour experience with a new-found appreciation for the athletes and alternative sports in general.