It was landed, the Tailwhip, and it was landed 4 times during the session.

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This year, has been pretty amazing..   I’ve been watching Jake all year, practicing this specific trick..  He’s been working hard on really all aspects of Skateboarding, BMX, and Scootering….  and I love watching him..

It started a number of years back, when Gertie said, ARE YOU NUTS, you bought Jake a Skateboard?  Well, he was 3, and I didn’t see any issue with that?   SK8 May2006 (1)  As I’ve said before, Jake takes on a different personality when he’s at the skatepark.  He’s known in Greenwood, Chester, Fall River, and at the Halifax Commons.  His scooter, and BMX bike are unique, and it’s really funny watching him interact with the older community.

It was a special day today, as Jake Stevens Joined Jake Goobie for this session.  Believe it or not, this started a number of years ago, where Jake, and Jake hit the skatepark for the first time together.  DSC00540  And they have been skating together for a bit now..  As we approach the end of this season, a number of new tricks has been learned.

  • The Tailwhip
  • 180’s
  • Turndowns
  • Drop in’s
  • Tail Taps
  • Wall Rides
  • Manuals
  • Nose Manuals
  • No Footers

Most recently Jake’s Cousin Alex has been going to the skatepark with Jake, and it’s been great for me to get to know Alex better.  Alex, has been progressing with his BMX skills, and most recently has been working on a 360…

His new trick is a Wheel grab.  What’s interesting about this, is how he enters the trick, dropping into the entrance of the big bowl at chester.

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Not to be out done on the BMX Bike..  DSC00631

Another new trick that was shown today by Jake was what I believe to be his first turn down, but he say’s, no daddy, I’ve been doing for awhile.. Smile  Ok then Son..

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Fun Afternoon of Pit, and Park…

Jake, and I pipped off work early to try on a few dirt bikes at Pro Honda.. Shhh, don’t tell the boss.  After trying on a few bikes, I asked Jake where he wanted to head to this afternoon, Commons, or….   The BMX Pit in Fall River… Well, he was all over the Pit idea.. 

A few days earlier we decided to hit a another bmx dirt area in Timberlea.  Well, it was less than exciting, and Jake was sporting a bad knee from a dirtbike jumping issue.. Shh, don’t tell mom..

The Fall River bike Park “The Pit” was first visited by Jake, and I about 3 years ago, but jake at the Age of 4 really wasn’t completing transfers, gaps, or jumps..   Now, well that’s a different story…  Here’s a couple of pics of the session at the Pit.

After running up and down the Pit for about 45 minutes, and being respectful of time for mom..  Can’t be that late for supper, Jake, and I hit the Community Center Skatepark that we heard about from Alex, Jake’s 22 year old skating/BMXing buddy.

I know I’ve said this before, but there’s something about watching jake plan his runs, and watch others, in learning and understanding tricks..  When Jake was only 2 or 3, Gertie, and I watched Jake, watch a few kids doing Ollies on a skateboard.   Now Jake has always been very active, but it was odd to watch him just soak up the skills that some other kid had, and adapt them to his world.

Well, it happened again, tonight brought back a flood of memories for me, watching Jake, Soak up the scene, and watch / learn what the other kids where doing.  And as always, they were very respectful of his abilities, and his Scooter..

For a complete Album look, check below…  Just after this, it was time to return home, and beg forgiveness from Mom…  Given Jake has early hockey on Friday morning, we are hoping she’s in a forgiving mood.

Another Great Sunday!!

After a great Sunday Morning of Novice Advanced Hockey, it was time to hit the newly Found riding area just off Exit 7.

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Basically Exit 7, off the 103, and then follow the dirtroad represented by the thicker line…  That’s all I’m giving you, I probably should have grabbed a GPS coordinate… Next time for sure.. Smile

Jake, and I left Mommasita at home, to fend to her flu.  Hmm, we I’m sure will pay for it later on I’m sure… the goodnews is Grandma, showed up, and provided some homemade bread.  All is good in the world.

We loaded up the bikes, and off we went..

This place seems to be a training ground for budding young Motorcross’ers…

I just missed this shot, arg… But good enough.

After hitting a few jumps, these pics where for mama..

Sure was a great spot, and we had a ton of fun.

When it takes you 2 1/2 hours to clean up the bikes, boots, and other off-road riding accessories, well, that’s a good/Epic Day!

We arrived in Debert, shortly after 10:00..  That allowed us to unload the bikes, and start hitting the trails..  Debert = the most awesome place to ride.

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Really don’t want to give up our place, but here’s a quick aerial view..

For what ever reason, there was a lot of water, and mud..  Of course, that just made it so much more fun.  At one point, I was riding behind Josh, and his dad Shane… Josh had a little mis-hap in the big water.. Well, did dad run back to help out… NOOOO, it was Kent..  No problems shane,it was my pleasure, and BTW, my boots are still wet.. Smile

Alrighty, the riders, once again…

  1. Peter (I’m always the loudest on two wheels) Covey
  2. Lucas (Where’s my Helmet) Covey
  3. Gregory (I’ve only got 9 nails) Covey
  4. Shane (I’m going to hurt in the morning) Mckenna
  5. Joshua (I ride better in the afternoon) Mckenna
  6. Jake (The Person with the most MUD Wins) Goobie
  7. Kent (Camera Man) Goobie

It didn’t take us long to get dirty…  Directly across from our parking area, was a small oval, with some alternative routes.. Didn’t take long for us to get it going…

After a few quick laps, and trying to get warmed up… Peter led us to the Makeshift Motorcross track…  Peter, and Lucas where lamenting about this big new jump that was built with logs, etc..  So, off we went.

Debert is one of those places that it just brings out the best in you.  There’s all kinds of terrain, and lots of it.  Single Track, Motorcross Track, submarine diving water, and even some pavement.. Smile

So, we hit the Track, this is the 2nd time Jake has been there, and we start riding it hard.

Yes, it’s time for a new bike for jake.. Shh, don’t tell Gertie!!

Didn’t take us long, but the boys quickly found the first jump.

After finding some air here, it was decided to start working on a bigger jump…  Well, the boys started catching some bigger air.

Jake even got into the Groove..

As usual, we got the opportunity to visit the Debert runway.  It was great, as there was some tow plane, and gliding going on.

 

Tow plane landing

After Lunch, and another session on the track, we decided to find some single track, and go exploring..  Well, let’s just say, some of what we found, just was not nice!

And finally, for some Group shots..

And now for the EXCITING on the move shots, yes, he can operate a clutch, and take a picture all at the same time..  Yes, I have to get a GOPRO…  For my first shot, hold the camera over the head, and take a picture from behind you.

 

What’s interesting about this shot, is the fact that, Peter(Big Daddy), has a flock of little chick’s behind him..  Shane and I where laughing at this one.

I like this picture of Shane, and Josh..

 

And for a complete view of the album, or to download some medium resolution pictures, see below.