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Thanks For Your Ideas

Friday, October 22
I had a couple of good ideas given over on the Burnside forum for what we should do next week to renovate the park, thanks guys. I've now shut it down. Maybe in the future, when this site gets more traffic and I feel like getting it going again, I'll bring it back.

If you plan on skating Burnside next week, don't. The park will probably be unskateable, depending on what we decide to do to it. This weekend would be your best bet. If you would like to help out with renovating the best skater built, skater maintained, skater financed, and skater policed skatepark in the world, come by next week ready to work. We'll find something for you to do.

That's it. Go skate!

10/22/2004 03:23:00 PM :: ::

Last Chance To Speak Up

Today will be the last day to get in your ideas for what you think we should renovate at Burnside. I don't check on the weekends, so this is it. You can leave your ideas in the forum (closed), which I will print out at the end of the day today.

Another thing that will happen at the end of the day will be the removal of the same forum. I made it about a month ago just for kicks, but it has seen no use. You can still leave comments at the bottom of each post though. So you still have the opportunity to have your voice heard.

Red, a few others, and myself will be meeting this weekend to figure out exactly what will be built or repaired before Halloween. So don't expect to come down to Burnside for a raging session next week, Oct. 25 - 29th. The park might be unrideable, depending on what we decide to do. There have been some good ideas thrown around over at Sleestak, where I posted the same question as my forum.

So get your costumes ready and show up at Burnside on Halloween for a non-stop raging session. It gets pretty hectic, so be prepared to go balls out or you just may feel the wrath of Burnside.

That's it. Go skate!

10/22/2004 08:25:00 AM :: ::

Tommy Guerrero Live

Tuesday, October 19
Tom Miller from Skaters For Portland Skateparks just sent this over to me and, even though it has nothing to do with Burnside, it is Tommy G. So be at the Fez Ballroom tonight at 10:00 to help out the skateparks and see some good music.


That's it. Go skate!

10/19/2004 01:11:00 PM :: ::

Halloween at Burnside

It's that time of year again. The park will be getting all fixed up, the skaters will try and get some sick lines wired, and the people will start to come from all around. It's time for the 14th anniversary of Burnside on Halloween.

For those of you that haven't been to Burnside during Halloween, it's nothing really. It's just about 50 skaters all trying to get in some runs (at the same time), a ton of people watching the chaos, and lots of, uhmmm...Well, nevermind, it's nothing really.

In the past 14 years of Halloween gatherings, the list of visiting skaters is long and impressive. But my memory isn't so good, so I won't bore you with the names. Let's just say that a lot of well know skaters have made the pilgrimage, many more than once. The sessions are always intense. Of course, some years are better than others. Like Forest Gump kind of said "Halloween at Burnside is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get."

Skateboarder Mag has a good video clip (open "Halloween at Burnside")of the 10th Halloween bash submitted by Scott Taylor. It gives you a good idea what to expect when you show up.
It still isn't too late to chime in with what kind of renovation Burnside gets before this Halloween. Hop over to the forum (closed) and leave your ideas. There hasn't really been too much of a response, so if you leave something, it won't be overlooked. If you want to help out with some of the work, show up at the park anytime between Oct. 25th and 29th. I'm sure there will be someone there that can find something for you to help out with.

That's it. Go skate!

10/19/2004 09:19:00 AM :: ::


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