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just took a trip to Austin, TX... i went to party, more specifically, bachelor party style... it was rad. Austin knows how to get down... they've got a lil bit of everything... whether you wanna get weird or just have a few drinks at a quite spot, you have it in Austin... what i was most psyched on was the extra day i spent after the bachelor party to do my own thing... i knew going into Austin that they had some dope parks, and just like any city, has some street gems laying around... once the non-skating homies left town, i knew what the best thing to do for a hangover was... you ask, "what's that?" it's pretty simple, just push. in 95 degree heat and 90% humidity, that booze was outta my system within 2 hours of search and destroy... i was actually in need of some more booze to keep me going... on my journey through the city, i met numerous people that helped me find my way around... a seemingly not-so-rad coffee shop became a world of knowledge thanks to a barista named Greg. he pointed me exactly where i wanted to go and single-handedly made Houndstooth Coffee on 4th a sweet place to chill... i pushed onto the other side of the city (east side) where i found street spots and a more industrial, raw vibe... on my way to the Yellow Jacket Social Club, i found my favorite part of Austin... i give lots of props to the pioneers of that area... upon arrival to Yellow Jacket i was looking pretty haggard, which was perfect... people looked at me like i was insane for skating all the way there (which was insane because of the heat and the suspect road conditions out that way)... after a couple beers and some food (amazing menu), the bar staff hooked me up with directions to a DIY spot just outside of town... Alex was the homie that hooked it up. i didn't even ask, he just told me... so hyped still. i headed out of the Yellow Jacket Social Club and headed to the DIY spot... it was far away at all. i had no idea what to expect, but it was a spot that is in a bunch of videos! it was under a bridge which was needed for a break from the heat... i met a few dudes there that were rad (Johnny and Grant)... we had a good session skating the bank to quarter-pipe... the trip went on and i continued to find street spots and shred... the main purpose of this post is to point out the good people in Austin giving me the heads up on all these spots... from just chatting with a barista for 15 minutes, all of a sudden i was all hooked up... i am not one to go out of my way to ask people about the cool shit around town... i like to find it on my own, but this experience might have just inspired a new method... so first of all, take a solo mission to somewhere new every once in awhile... it's good to do your own thing on your own time... shows you how to be self-motivated... shows you what you are capable of... secondly, if you are in need of a little inspiration, go search for it... don't just sit and expect it all to come to you... life will not live itself... life will suck if you let it... get out and do it... peace and noLove...
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