Natalie Noble Was Here!
Yesterday was super exciting! I finally got to meet and ride with Natalie Noble! We’ve been talking for probably a year now, and we are also Alienation Inc. team mates! Natalie has been traveling around for a bit riding her bike and she texted me the other to day let me know she would be in my area! We set up a time and met up at the Alameda Skatepark, a park that I had been wanting to check out for a while now.
It took us both about an hour to get to the park, although we got lost so it was probably more. We finally ended up on an abandoned Navy base with a ton of really cool, creepy old buildings. The park itself was really awesome. It was definitely old, and a lot of the concrete is uneven, but it has a ton of cool hips and things to jump. I think it might actually be one of my favorite new parks in the area. We rode around a little, Natalie got some clips, and then we decided to go exploring for street spots.
Loading docks, 5 story apartment with broken
windows, caved in floors, graffiti, and one ceramic toilet, it was definitely fun, and a little creepy, exploring all the spots. Of course every time we walked up to anything Natalie would see if the doors or windows (if there were any) would open. At one point we were on the balcony of the second floor, and I’m just really happy we didn’t fall through, holes, sinking, and creaking weren’t too reassuring. We didn’t find any decent spots to ride, but it was still a good time, and I’m so glad I finally got to shred with Natalie after all this time!