Posted by:on September 12th, 2006
In the 80’s Oak St Beach was a hot spot for street skaters, and the closest Midwest flesh parade there was to Miami’s South Beach today. I don’t know if you’re still allowed to skate there because it rained while I was in Chicago. What you get instead is this tourist approximation of Oak Street Beach in the form of a crappy theme sports bar at Chicago’s Midway Airport. Awesome hubba ledge shot after the jump.
A beach for skating? Well, kind of like Venice Beach, kind of not. If you’ve never been there, there is relatively little sand on the lakefront in that area. There are vast stretches of concrete and ledges that make it more like swimming off a pier than a beach. Let’s not forget the massive piles of rocks. In any case, it’s miles of concrete that line the whole thing.
Right. Don’t forget about the stupid frat guys who are equally at home on Oak Street Beach as they are in their tie-dyed idiocy right here. This ledge thingy with a railing on top is actually made of concrete and might be fun to skate if it was lower to the ground. What exactly is a hubba ledge and how was that term coined? This is a lame post. This trip turned out to be a bust in more ways than one.
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