Peoria, Illinois. Photo: Bales.
Peoria, Illinois. Photo: Bales. (Click to enlarge)

Words by Bruce J. Bales

The Peoria area has a rich rollerblading history, especially when it comes to great sessions. For a long time the Quad Cities and Peoria crews were intertwined, trading weekends of sessions throughout the warm months. The city has changed drastically over the course of those sessions, but the changes have created spots both new and disheveled. Peoria was recently well-documented by Hawke Trackler in the Escape to Peoria and Escape to Peoria 2 edits. Today the city is going through yet another transformation. The downtown area looks reborn, and the rollerbladers there are finding a way to keep the sessions going. I will be back because I believe in Peoria. I keep going back looking for more there, and I consistently find myself leaving with something new.
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Edit by Logan Clark
Words by Bruce J. Bales

The sessions are still happening. That is what is important. Thank you to everyone who came to shred and enjoy the company of friends.
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Iowat: Volume 2 LEFTOVERS

Edit by Logan Clark

Full video here: vimeo.com/116493370

Shredders:
Justin Augustus
Logan Clark
Bruce Bales
Caleb Smith
AJ Keane
Shawn Warndorf
Zach Gutweiler
Johnny Ton
Greg Peters
Mike Rogers

Music:
End the Wrld
Needwrk ~*
http://endthewrld.bandcamp.com/

Looking Back: 2014

Chris Watts. Fishbrain. Davenport. Photo: Bales.
Chris Watts. Fishbrain. Davenport. Photo: Bales. (Click to enlarge)

Words by Bruce J. Bales

After a bitter winter, the spring awaits. At this time it is customary to round up all the photographs from the previous year that never made it to publication. These eight images are only the start of what sits on my hard drive.
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