Wall ride to table top in Portland Oregon a few years ago…
We were exploring the city and this particular abandoned building we came upon was on the river bed surrounded by scenic overgrown grass and covered in ivy. Even though the ground was littered with used needles, broken glass, empty cans and dirt it was beautiful. Peaceful and perfect.
Abandoned buildings and places like this always make me feel at home… And we actually got a very warm welcome from the locals.
They were painting huge murals and throw ups on the other walls in the space and in honor of our visit there, they hit up a BLACKEN tag on the wall above the deck. It was a great feeling being welcomed on the other side of the country, riding bikes while guys were painting and creating at the same time.
Thank you @fattonybmx for capturing a moment in time with this picture and thank you @deanshralp for the tour of the city and this fun session. #bmx #darrylNau #portlandBMX #BLACKENusa