Friday, July 30, 2010

The night I ended UP Under A Car

this is not related to the post at all!

I was indirectly reminded of this earlier and decided to share the story:

I was out with some friends one night. I had a long-board with me and we were all "bombing" a hill. It wasn't the biggest or steepest hill around but we didn't intend on doing anything very reckless so we stuck with this one. It didn't really enter our minds at the time, but this was a fairly high traffic road where all the rev-heads (gear heads) would drive up and down being cool and such and it was one of the busiest nights for these guys to show off their cars and stupidity skills. 

Which is probably why we were out there.

After a while I decided to get down the hill as fast as possible. About half way down I decided to take a break and lay down and pretend the skateboard was a luge. No big deal, I'd done it a million times. But what I didn't expect was one of these rev-heads deciding to pull out in front of me in his Ute (pickup truck).

Needless to say I freaked the fluff out as I disappeared under the back of his Ute. Luckily this was a work Ute and not the usual low and lean beasts that ran down that road. So I didn't crash into him and I managed to grab hold of it's tow bar so I didn't move further underneath. A friend of mine that was skating down at the same time told the guy to, slowly, stop so I could get out. Surprisingly I walked away without a scratch.

I'm not sure if it was me or everyone else that was more freaked out. But, I didn't skate another hill for a week after that! (yeah, no brains)


  1. Oh my goodness, how scary! Have you ever seen the movie Deathproof where the stunt girls ride the hood of a car? This story sort of reminded me of that.

  2. I actually love that movie...I like tough girls and cars, so, you know.

    I have, much, much worse stories of those days. I spent a lot of time doing dumb things on wheels between the age of 11 and 19 with a little stint of dumbness again at 22.