go into the boring details of how we all met, but thanks to the
wonderful world of the internet many things are possible and have
happened, with e mails sent and received and a date was set for
6 of us to all meet at a skatepark in Stockport.
The boys are back in town!
21st Nov 2002 a group of middle age shredders arrived at the Bones
Skatepark to skate the only wooden peanut bowl in the UK with some
very odd looks from the locals and the owners!
Martin (Milton Keynes), Kev Butler (Kendal), Tim Walker (Bradford),
Jon Lubbuck (Manchester), Andrew Huggins (Milton Keynes), Carl Arnfield
(Chorley) all meet for the first time after months of emails and
swapping skateboard pictures and stories, it felt great to have
a (what seemed at the time) large group of skaters our own age to
.we had no idea what we had started....
that point on we had an inkling that there must be more people like
us spread around the country. The question was - how on earth do
we find them?
Middle age skateboarding - it's not for babies
Feb 2003 we decided that we needed a website to promote our little
group of scabby kneed men so middle-age-shred.com (Tim Walker's
idea from his sick bed) was to become our banner and a logo nicknamed
"no babies" was used.
got the site logged with search engines and asked other skate related
web sites to kindly link back to us and a little web counter to
count the hits.
in June 2003 and rapidly heading towards 9000 hits with almost 100
middle-age shredders featured on the site, I guess you can say it
has been a success, and that's just the beginning.....
Next Week: Carl gives us the lowdown on the Gnarly Dude CD and gig.