The Drive: Jart Day 6

Alex Irvine Alex Irvine

First thing we did in our first morning in Bordeaux was to head towards the skatepark to try to get some challenges done. Ricky volunteered to do a tailwhip on a scooter with rollerblades on, and a local rollerblader volunteered to give his love to Ricky.

Ricky looked a bit confused, and was having trouble reaching the scooter just 2 metres away.

After several tries, he landed it. I’d like to say it was amazing, but it wasn’t. It was quite a good piece of reputation destruction. Ricky will never be the same after that.

Later on we stopped in a supermarket to get some food. I found a strange old lady feeding pigeons but she left as soon as she saw my camera.

It was a very long stop. This was probably one hour later the previous photo, still in the parking lot.

We headed to Filarmonic (I think that’s the name) where there was this rail. Nick and Rick wanted to do the 10 tricks on a rail challenge. Rain was threatening again, so they both went for it straight away. We also got kicked out, but Nick was able to land his 10th trick, even with two women trying to block the run up.

Then we went to this famous spot of the city, where nobody felt like skating.

The place is quite nice though, there are always all kinds of people looking at things, and I always wonder what they are looking at.

We also met Benjamin Garcia, the local talent and really mellow guy.  I tried to share my (literally) 3 words of French with him, but from then on he spoke to me in French, really fast. I had no idea what he was talking about, and even if I tried to tell him to speak in English, he kept answering me in French, but it was actually fun figuring out what he was trying to say. We shot a photo of him switch hardflipping a set of stairs for his Check.

The night brought Monsieur Sebastien Daurel aussi, and I enjoyed beers and dinner with him. After that he came along with us to a McDonalds, Ricky felt like trying to eat 10 Big Macs.

We told him he didn’t have to eat them in a row, he had a whole day to do it. But he insisted he could do it. He didn’t break the 4th Big Mac barrier, but was funny to see his face.



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