Somewhere between the races, slide jams and promo tours of the 2012 season we found some time to get back to the basics. Unlike the rest of the year, this time there was no plan, no event, no meet-up, no session: Just a location. No stress about schedule or results, the only skating was for fun.
Buried off the coast of the Pacific Northwest is Orcas Island and the untapped green space was perfect to get away from the regular grind. Camping in the mountains, between the trees and the water, is how most of us got started riding and it was good to bring it back. A reminder why we got into skating in the first place: To hang out with friends, explore new terrain and to go fast.