When you set out on a true adventure you never know what’s gonna happen. You can organize and strategize all you want, but once you hit the road all of that shit flies out the proverbial window. On a true adventure you are protected by little more than the mercy of Mother Nature and the favor of the gods. If you do not believe in specters, spooks, or prime-movers, then we’ll just call that last part faith.
By the time we hit Vancouver the Keep on Tuckin’ tour had been forever altered. Although we brought on some new faces (Texas represent!), We also lost three of our best crew members after Maryhill, and another of our team was rejected at the Canadian border.
As many of you know, change it the only constant, and, as many of you also know, Vancouver is one of the best places for skateboarding in the world, especially the downhill variety. With both of these things in mind, and only one full day to do it, we rallied together those of us that were down for the cause and we kept on tuckin’.
And by “keep on tuckin” we mean we did laundry, stopped by to say hello to the homies at Landyachtz HQ, ate some dope Indian food, and hit some alleyways before heading up to Whistler.
Ultimately, our Vancouver stop was one of revitalization. It definitely tested our wherewithal at the onset, but it ended up being a sweet time to shred, pay homage to some homies, as well as a time to rest and get cleaned up for four days of rowdiness in Whistler. . .
A big shout-out to all of the “Keep on Tuckin’” sponsors who made this radical road-trip a reality: Muir Skate, Loaded Boards, RDVX Grip, Landyachtz, Rider Approved Designs, Waterloo Wheel Designs, Rip City Skate, and Paris Truck Co. Thanks homies!!!!
Also a huge thanks to Nick Breton, Justen Ortiz, and the entire Landyachtz crew for showing us around the shop and for all your support for the Keep on Tuckin’ tour. Appreciated!