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September 25, 2017

Mike Saavedra and Gervais Rousseau: Desert Rats

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I posted a photo on my IG (@mikelsaavedra) of Bruce and Laura. They gave us permission to ride their backyard oasis. They have been married for 55 years, are in their 80’s, have raised 26 kids, are have beat cancer and are probably the coolest people I know! It took a bit of convincing, but once they saw the amount of passion, dedication and respect that comes along with riding pools, they couldn’t help but to admire the drive and love that we shared.

It was such a rad experience to not only get to cut some laps in a pool we have been eyeballing forever but to meet such incredibly inspiring people.

The next day we made our way to the desert to session the infamous nude bowl. On our way back we checked another iconic spot off the list and stop at the submarine pool. And at some point during the weekend we got to ride what can only be described as a medieval paradise…. this was more of a bowl and less of a pool. With a unique surface that sounded like asphalt and felt like sandpaper, she was a treat to rip around! Here’s a few photos of our adventures.

-Mike Saavedra

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Saavedra: Medieval roast

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Gervais doing some yard work while Bruce reminisces of the good ol’ days.

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Happy birthday french fries, now get that cake!

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Gervais try’s to keep his vert skills on the dl. Blasting the deep end of the nude bowl as that desert suns beats down.

 

September 25, 2017