“I gave my life to skateboarding, you know? I fucked up.” – Jake Phelps
Getting old? Well, the older you get, hopefully the better you get at being yourself. Injuries, life, setbacks and triumphs – they all happen around you. When I was 24 I thought 27 was the end. At 27 it became 33. At 33 I knew at 40 it was done. Then you hit 50 and, well, you’re in the back of a pickup in nowhere Mexico with some melon pickers that don’t speak a lick of English sharing a bottle of Mescal at 7am. Looking back takes guts; looking forward is insanity. Skateboarding was all I ever wanted and I gave unselfishly.