Obviously I wasn’t expecting to go on hiatus again since I was in the middle of X Games Austin posts. It was a big snowball of work, other hobbies, politics, and yes, lack of motivation that kept me away. I’m looking to reignite the spark for blogging, and I’m gonna try to plow through these X Games posts (I may be skipping the 2017 winter events).
Just to refresh your memory, here was my previous post about the first two days of X Games Austin 2016. Saturday was a supposed to have been a busy day, but the weather had other plans. The rain kept coming and going so events got moved to later in day or postponed until Sunday. With how frustrated I felt as a spectator, I can only imagine how much worse it was for the athletes.
Women’s Skate Street
- I didn’t get to catch much of women’s skate street because it started pouring shortly after the comp began.
- Also, due to the raised stage, I couldn’t get a good view of the rails without going onto the grass (which I’m allergic to).
- It was cool seeing some of the women, especially Mariah Duran, help clean up the course later on in the replay. They at least were in good spirits.
- Later I learned that the spines on the fake cacti were actual screws. Are they trying to make this more dangerous?!
The one upside to the rain was that while seeking shelter, I was able to meet Jamie Bestwick and get his autograph. He really likes Austin so he was bummed that this was the last year (and he didn’t fault me for missing BMX Vert this year).
He’s so tall and I’m so short that I wasn’t sure we’d fit in the frame. (more…)