Getting a crew together and going on skate trips is one of my favorite things to do. We gathered in Paris to embark on a full action-packed weekend; hosting a special Paris Trucks x DockSession event which would be followed by the third installment of La Grosse Rando. After we spent an awesome weekend full of skate and stoke in Paris, we got ready for our next stop: Shanghai, China. We were traveling across the globe to skate with the Chinese community and take part in the first edition of the, So... You Can Longboard Dance?
Our team of eight--Lotfi Lamaali, Andrei Churakov, Kate Voynova, Timur Totoev, Alex Colorito, team manager Ryan Ricker, founder/owner Joey Pulsifer, and myself, Simon Arsenidis--headed to the Charles de Gaulle airport on a Monday morning. Already, at the beginning of our journey, we encountered our first challenge: the rush hour of France's capital. The trains to the airport were completely packed, but Timur managed to find the right train. However, nobody else could follow him, so already we were one down. The six of us were able to board the next train. Wait, the six of us? Yes, well, Lotfi lives in Paris and arranged a Taxi for himself to the airport because he knew how crazy it is to travel on Monday mornings through Paris.