P.M. Day 2
We got out of Salida just after the rain started to fall, hard. All of us were hungry after four hours of skating in the 95 degree heat. The session was good the dip in the Arkansas River was... let's say invigorating. This was no small river, it was flowing pretty fast and yours truly got caught in a little bit of a heavy current. It felt like I was swimming in an avalanche. The water was only about 45 degrees. Your body starts to go into hypothermia and your arms become sluggish. Luckily I was warmed up enough from skating to swim out of the current. But on to the Silverthorne Skate park in you guessed it, Silverthorne. This park just officially opened on September 18, 1999. It is the best park I have ever ridden. The layout is so perfect that even your mom could keep her speed in this place. The potential for some of the crazy shit is going to make you want to live in ``Summit" too. I still haven't examined this park with the fine tooth comb. I know that this place will bring hours and hours of pleasure to anyone who wants to shovel the damn thing out after the snow starts to fly.