Last 5th december me and my friend / photographer / fixedgear rider Duarte Lima got in my car on the way to Cordoba, its funny before this roadtrip even start we decided to create an hashtag and call it #gipsysrollerfixing2cordoba , without even knowing how much of a gipsy trip this was going to be.
the previous 2 shots pretty much show how good of a night we spent with the temperature of 1 or 2 ºC.
New day, a whole different story, the park opened around 10am and i dont remember the last time i had this much excitement to get inside a park and ride my bike, rollerskates and even someone else's skateboard, and thats all we freaking did ALL DAY with our new spanish friends,
After 2 nights in Cordoba, the EVENT DAY, there was a rollerskating competition going on, i was the only "not spanish" in it and i rather not writing about it.
I had lots of fun with everyone i met this day, it was an almost 24h big smile on my face with my skates on, teaching kids, learning with them and with the older ones, making new friends and all i could think by the end of the day was: "im never competing again in any kind of extreme sports", but i will leave it for another post about it.
I am not going to post any pictures about the "after party" but lets just say "it was F-U-N !!!"
Monday the 8th, was a national holiday in Spain and Portugal so it was the day we choose to drive back home. On Our way home we crossed a lil Town called Zafra, and when i saw the steep Flat Banks coming down that bridge i had to make a quick stop, it took us about 5 minutes for me to take my bika out of the car, put my helmet on and walk up there, Duarte made a really nice shot and you will see it around as an ENNUI ad anytime soon.
This was another adventure on #thelinolife
Special thanks to ENNUI, ROLLING INDDOR PARK and Mr. DUARTE LIMA .
Some of you may know, some may not , but the first wheels sport i ever did was rollerksating in the beginning of 1983, almost 32 years ago
I had lots of wheels under me since then, from a internacional speed skater on the portuguese national team (on rollerskates first and after on inline skates), to a "professional" fixedgear freestyle rider i have been doing it all, i have been doing it all with a smile of my face, taking the joy out of it, and if that joy is not there anymore you wont see me doing it for anything else , im sorry sponsors, im sorry wallet, im sorry everyone or everything but I COME FIRST!
So, last year when i was in Barcelona to Film a video for ENNUI , my team manager told me about this miniramp rollerskating event in Spain and i asked him to get me a pair of skates cause i would love to try it, and so it was, i got a pair of skates from USD Skates and had to relearn it all again, the mini ramp competition was a month later and i finished 2nd in the "PRO" division with skaters from all over the world.
I have to admit that gave me an extra motivation , so as learning new tricks everyday its been really fun. I Had a couple of injuries already with my rollerskates since i restarted riding them,
I also realised in all the sports i do , i have never filmed something that i really feel proud of, i mean, i was a professional inline skater for over 6 years and there is not one single video section i look and say " thats the best me", so at the age of 34 i have the goal to make the "RICARDO LINO BACK TO ROOTS" video, it will be a 99% street rollerskating video part, you will see from stunts, to creativity, a lil bit of everything.
From now on i will start using the #back2roots for rollerskating related stuff.
Keep you eye on this page for more updates.
I have been using bearings for fun, for too damn long and somehow i realised i didn't know that much about them, so after a little search i found this video, and even if i usually dont post other people content on my page, i think its relevant to share the knowledge about such an important item for all the "bearing for fun riders" all over the world.
heres most of the raw clips from the latest promo for the brainiac frame from destroy bikes + few unseen ones
you can see the final video here -> vimeo.com/thelinolife/brainiacpromo
A few weeks ago i had the idea of buying a pair of "real bad" skates and just shred them for the fun of it.
I really hate when people blame of the material they have or not to skate/ride less or even quit .
This is why i made this video, i really want to make some people to realise they need to do whatever they do and take the JOY out of it... so i said once and will say it again:
"The problem is your head..... not your skates"
Over the last few months my life changed a lot, this is not an excuse for me not to update this page, but somehow i have been leaving this for last and just ends up not being done.
On the next few days i will be posting some of the activities i have been doing lately...
Follow me on instagram @ricardolino for exclusive #thelinolife content.
In the end of 2013 i started riding for Destroy Bikes
Since day one i knew what i wanted on a Frame:
a non grind sided frame where i could do every single grind trick regular and switch without breaking chains and sprockets.
Over the past 6 months i have been testing the frame,
This video is a result of the test and if you want to see how the frame handled it, make sure you meet meet me Next Saturday , May 10th at Redbull Ride + Style in San Francisco, California.
Destroy bikes will be there selling the all new BRAINIAC , ZEROSEN and the 2014 UNICORN KILLER frames.
Follow @destroybikes and @ricardolino on Instagram for more updates on the brainiac frame
In the beginning of March Ennui gave me the opportunity to fly to Barcelona to film this Riding / lifestyle video and the promo video for my Signature frame, The brainiac, coming out real soon by destroy bicycles.
for those of you who dont know me. i have been skating for over 3 decades and after a couple of foot injuries i started a new adventure with fixed gear freestyle bikes, as you can see in this video the NEO FOOTIES are my favorite ENNUI article and i usually say "without these things on my feet, i wouldn't be able to ride, thanks Ennui for making my life a whole lot better".
Filming: Diogo Maymone and Fernando Gomarin Olaiz
Editing: Ricardo Lino
Music : Aven e Rrom . Khanci dos Budapest
also staring "Duda" (the dog)