It’s weird, going to the skatepark at unfamiliar times.

I’ve only occasionally gone during what most people consider normal hours, and the number of people- skating, waiting, standing, visiting, talking, smoking, whatever- is astonishing to me or anyone else accustomed to going at daybreak when you rarely have to watch out for incoming skaters, and can exhaust yourself completely making run after run with no one to complain that you’re old and in the way.

I can do the ‘wait your turn’ thing pretty effectively, but it’s nerve wracking.

Plus, if you fall down while there are lots of other folks waiting their turn, you feel like you have to pop straight back up and get out of the way.  I prefer the morning when I can lie there and make pain angels if I feel like it.