It may seem odd to write about cement curbs on Earth Day (of all days) but in some way it is oddly appropriate.
Earth Day is a day when we–collectively–look at our environment in a different light.
Sure, it’s there every day but how often do we stop and appreciate it?
Now, think of the urban environment.
Curbs, banked surfaces, rails…to the average pedestrian these things barely register.
To a bike rider…well, these things make their eyes light up and stoke their imagination.
Stevil, over at All hail the black market, wrote about this today –in the context of skating–but I think you’ll agree the same line of thought goes through the mind of any BMXer rolling down the street.
The rad thing about curbs is 99% of the population sees a cement block, if they even see them at all, and generally pay absolutely no mind to them whatsoever. Skateboarders on the other hand, look at them- This thing that’s so impossibly mundane, and see potential for a great deal of fun.
It’s all about perspective.
And the notion that fun…even with something as mundane as a curb…is never far from reach.