"Plan for Skateboard Park Moves Ahead," Oct. 9.
I just finished reading the article on the proposed Calabasas skateboard park in which skateboarders are characterized as "kids that enjoy risk" who would otherwise be "sitting in front of a TV eating Chee-tos" if it were not for skateboarding. I am fed up with image of skateboarding as a children's sport that is quickly forgotten about at the same time the kid gets his drivers license. I am a 26-year-old college graduate with a good job, a car and my own house. I have been an avid skateboarder for nearly 13 years and continue to pursue this extremely demanding and competitive sport. I drive nearly 1,000 miles each month to skateboard Southern California's bounty of skate parks, empty swimming pools, ramps and city streets.