When I started skating, I was overweight, a very insecure kid.
I learned about confidence and how to carry myself not from my Dad (he was not around)
Or my Stepdad( He was not around at that time either,Until Later)
But from my friend Super Chicken (His Nickname, he had big pointy nose)
My Friend Super Chicken was a few years older than me and I remember seeing him down the street at the Mercado Hidalgo ( BreakDancing )
During the big break dancing craze alot of the neighborhood kids would turn into crews and breakdance.....my friend was one of them...they would lay their cardboard down in front of the Mercado Hidalgo and break dance against other crews.
When I started Sk8ing he was one of the first people that I saw sk8ing at the school.
After I thought myself how to sk8 I met him, he laughed at me cause of the skateboard that I had and called me a poser.
I did not even know what that meant but everyone started laughing at me...so I said " I am not a poser"
He said you skate like a poser...what is a poser? I said...then my mom called me in and I left.
I lived by the Elementary school (actually all you had to do was jump the fence to get to my house)
The next day he was on the street yelling out my name....I did not have any friends at the time so I was shocked that anyone was calling for me.
I came out and there he was , he asked if I wanted to skate and I said yes.
Then we went skating.....all the way to the Wedge (skatespot) by Montebello....7.3 mi – about 21 mins per google ( I had only sk8ted at the school by my house, street in front of my house and nothing else!)
I was overweight and not that good at skating, but my friend kept asking me if I was a poser when I would say "No" he would tell me to keep going.....when I wanted to quit he told me that I was a mommas boy and if I wanted he could call my mom.....so I kept skating.
When we finally made it there , I watched him skate cause there was no way that I could do anything at the ditch and then we went home on the bus.
Superchicken paid, I never had any money.....but the next weekend he came around again and off we went...but before we went...I was having an identify crisis....I felt Like a poser I did not have the right gear....so he said that he would tell me what to wear so that I did not look like such a poser.
He made me wear two different kinds of shoes, I wore them all day and felt so weird at the end of the day he told me that I should never worry about what other people think and to just wear what I wanted , He said to never let anyone tell me what to do.
SuperChicken taught me alot of lessons, how to talk to girls, how to fight, how to do laundry, how to cook churros,how to skate,how to make friends.
I will write more about all my adventures with SuperChicken and the lessons that he forced me to learn.