"It was the first spot that I skated of that magnitude."
Everybody could see it in downtown LA. It had all of the ingredients for pain. It was high. It was long. At that period, that's all I was thinking, pushing yourself physically to the absolute limit — because I knew that at some point I was going to be old and decrepit and I wouldn't be able to push my body that far. I looked at it and went, I'm going to come back and I'm going to do thi