Skateboarders Take Over San Marcos Road

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Skateboarders Take Over San Marcos Road
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Photo: R.Holguin Navarro / CHP

By edhat staff

A special event on San Marcos Road had skateboarders cruising down the hill on Saturday, edhat readers report.

One reader reported 800 bales of hay were being offloaded on the turnouts. Does anyone have more information on this event?

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Concerned4Calif Sep 17, 2019 09:26 AM
Skateboarders Take Over San Marcos Road

Old San Marcos is a great road for gravity powered sports. I drive this road often and you see people "playing" using various wheeled toys. I am happy they allow people to do it safely once in a while. I would have thought it would have been safer and less disruptive to use a stretch of Painted Cave road just above Old San Marcos. They would need to put a good stop before 154 of course.

a-1571477070 Sep 17, 2019 09:26 AM
Skateboarders Take Over San Marcos Road

Does anyone know who put on this event? Some hay bales have now fallen in the road and I'd like to contact them. Thanks!

macpuzl Sep 16, 2019 02:30 PM
Skateboarders Take Over San Marcos Road

Not entirely controlled. I was turning onto OSM from Cathedral Oaks as the event was ending, and skateboarders were crossing randomly against the lights.

two abbys Sep 16, 2019 12:56 PM
Skateboarders Take Over San Marcos Road

Wow, thanks for the link Mr. Lubach. I watched the Long Board Let Go video; it was amazing and very beautiful , but terrifying! Mr. Chin's skill and artistry are amazing.

Don Lubach Sep 16, 2019 12:31 PM
Skateboarders Take Over San Marcos Road

I learned about the event too late. Wish I could have gotten up there to observe. Downhill skateboarders have far fewer accidents and casualties than one would think. They are highly skilled. This event reminds me of a video from nearly ten years ago when super athlete and UCLA mechanical engineering graduate, Kyle Chin, was captured on a beautiful run down this beautiful road. Of all youtube content, I think I revisit this video the most. In case I'm not allowed to post the link. Just go to the youtube and search for "Long Board Let Go." https://youtu.be/kkviQ41u0eQ

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