Aging Ambassadors. (Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybek's Final Press Confrence.)

I spent a lot of time smiling today. It’s funny because I was in the same building I have been chased away from by police my entire life, only this time it wasn’t security cameras pointed our way. It was news teams, and we were shaking hands with the same law makers that made us against law to begin with… Skateboarding isn’t something that can be taught. It just isn’t. It can only be learned. So when you have to find a way to express that point to a city full of people that have zero desire to ever learn why that little wooden toy is so important, you have to learn to accept the little victories as monumental. There are very few things in life that are 100% independent of any structural assessment. Skateboarding is incredibly unique and so insanely hard to explain to the general public because it is more than a sport, it’s more than an art, it’s more than a movement, it’s more than an identity… It’s all of those things in their most powerful form wrapped into a wooden toy. It’s incredible…