Story, images and edit by Jeremy Stephenson
A big contest is being held this weekend in a mountain city called Chinchina. It’s the city’s 153rd birthday, and there have been festivals going on all week. Proyecto Sur has been working closely with the cities mayor planning this event, and the Nimh Tour is the grand finale of the festival and on all the cities flyers and programs. We took a 10+ hour ride through the night, on a private bus rented out for all the skaters, with all the seats filled and more skaters laying on the floor in the aisles.
Montre is looking forward to a long busride with some good old friends
To say we’re rolling deep would be an understatement. We arrived just after sunrise, and somehow Jon still found some energy to start skating at 7:30 in the morning. Even when we arrived the city workers were putting the finishing touches on the skate park, building quarter pipes and setting up lights. Despite getting in so early, we were greeted warmly and really looking forward to the contest.
That’s the skatepark and the skatepark’s grandstand
And here are some more of Jeremy’s favourite pictures taken during the trip to Chinchina:
Just for once Montre and John are behind the scenes judging the locals
A skatepark in the middle of nowhere
Model or rollerblader?
Also make sure you check out the previous stop of the NIMH South Ameria Tour:
NIMH South America Tour part 1.