Until I got there and skated I didn't realize the city was at such a high elevation (about 7500 feet) combine that with the poor air quality and I was sucking for air.
The city is full of great skate spots. They are all pretty spread out so we did a fair amount of driving. Really had minimal hassle from La Policia. But the few times we did, a little dinero got them to ease up.
There wasn't much partying to Lem's disappointment, although we did get out a couple times.
The only downside from the trip is that because we were skating from morning til dark, we didn't get to do much in the way of cultural activities. I guess next time I will extend my ticket a couple days.
There are some funny shots with a porn mag in them below. If that bothers you, proceed with caution.
Token wing/sky shot.
Cubist hotel ceiling.
Hotel lobby. This place was massive. Apparently it was built for the '68 Olympics. The thing was solid concrete, there was 5 restaurants and all sorts of other stuff. 2 notable guests while we were there - Don King and the President of Mexico.
Micheladas are great.
Gonz and baby William.
Van life with Irving, Andrew, and Noren.
VW bugs were everywhere.
You don't need a garage to run a repair shop.
Coffee with Matt, Nestor, and Dennis.
Wolfe getting it all on film.
Get in the van.
Noren had a quick X-games, flow board warm up session.
Street paved with bottle caps.
Team photo with Gonz action about to occur.
"Mexico City, cero ocho. Dios Mio, man!"
All the gas stations have these flaggers that try to lure you to their station and guide you to the pump.
Benjamin's friend's band was supposed to be playing a show so some of us made a trek to the old part of the city. Turns out we were 24 hours early. So we walked back to the hotel and took in some of the city.
Super creepy billboard.
Dudes taking pictures of dudes taking pictures.
Lem and Dave.
Looks more fun than it actually was.
Best ride in the city.
Everyone was filthy from the spots. It didn't stop Vince from eating some Mexican Doritos.
Here's Tim with that porn I mentioned earlier.
The newest Slap has an interview with Matt. Tim read the whole thing out loud.
This way to the Revolution.
Vince making friends on the highway with the porn.
Lem loves the all-over print.
full team dinner.
Lem making friends with the DJ.
And with the DJ's friend.
Brett getting spilled on.
This = trouble.
These kids were hyped. They got everyone's autograph, including mine.
I took this picture for Doug.
The university is one of the largest in the world. It was full of crazy mosaics and some good spots.
Our favorite taco spot.
Lem thanked us all for coming.
Closing wing shot. That brown line across the middle isn't the horizon. It's the line of smog.