I Get Around

Imagine gliding down the hills of Williamsburg, winding back and forth on the brick paths or carving out the smooth pavement. The wind is in your face along with a smile, and your headphones are playing your sound track to life. This is what it’s like to be a skater in the ‘burg. If it weren’t for my time at W&M I may not have found one of my favorite hobbies: skating on my longboard. Whether I’m riding to class or doing a run down a hill for fun, I’m having such a great time.

Most people are disappointed when they arrive on campus their first year and they’re unable to have a car. They obviously don’t know the sweet sensation of skating. Getting around on campus with a car is not too convenient. It seems like the majority of parking spaces belong to faculty or staff, and the price of a parking pass may be a stretch if you’re on a tight budget.

Given the relatively small size of the campus a great way to get around is on foot or bike, but the best way is skating. My roommate sophomore year showed me how to ride a longboard and I must admit there was a bit of a learning curve (no pun intended). When I first started I was like this:

I couldn’t stand on the board for more than fifteen seconds before stumbling off, but once I got the hang of it I was riding around like a pro. So now I’m more like this:

 My current board is a souvenir from my W&M study abroad program in Cambridge, so technically I can say I’ve ridden all over the world. It’s a great form of exercise and the most entertaining form of transportation. After getting used to skating everywhere walking from point A to point B will seem so boring!

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  1. Philip Basnight

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