Recap: 2013 summer session

Some of the group. Iowa City. Photo: Bales.
Some of the group. Iowa City. Photo: Bales. (Click to enlarge)

Words and edit by Bruce J. Bales

The morning of an Iowa Connection session usually consists of coffee, a decent breakfast, a drive and an unwavering excitement. On June 29th, 2013 all of those things were present. With a stomach full of oatmeal and fruit, a cuban con leche in hand and a car full of my good friends, the day started off right. Once we made our way to Iowa City the day got even better. A group of about fifteen rollerbladers meet us at an infamous spot and, despite the looming rainclouds, started the 2013 summer session with the usual energy. Two hours into the session we were forced to retreat into a vacant building when those rainclouds opened up and drenched everything around us, including us. After a quick lunch break and some laughs, we were at it again. The session lasted into the cooling evening, with the group eventually splitting up to session different terrain, and I think everyone left feeling good about the session and the company. The moral of the day: don’t miss these sessions (even if the weather looks menacing) because we will make the best of any situation.

Andrew. Gilpin. Tabernacle. Iowa City. Photo: Hall.
Andrew Gilpin. Tabernacle. Iowa City. Photo: Hall. (Click to enlarge)

Spencer Smith. Iowa City. Photo: Hall.
Spencer Smith. Iowa City. Photo: Hall. (Click to enlarge)

Alex O'Brien. Iowa City. Photo: Hall.
Alex O’Brien. Iowa City. Photo: Hall. (Click to enlarge)

Alex O'Brien. Topside pornstar. Iowa City. Photo: Bales.
Alex O’Brien. Topside pornstar. Iowa City. Photo: Bales. (Click to enlarge)

Jan-Michael Andresen. Iowa City. Photo: Hall.
Jan-Michael Andresen. Iowa City. Photo: Hall. (Click to enlarge)

Pat Groark. Iowa City. Photo: Hall.
Pat Groark. Iowa City. Photo: Hall. (Click to enlarge)

Tohmmy Lash. Alley-oop fishbrain. Iowa City. Photo: Bales.
Tohmmy Lash. Alley-oop fishbrain. Iowa City. Photo: Bales. (Click to enlarge)

Tohmmy Lash. Backside torque. Iowa City. Photo: Bales.
Tohmmy Lash. Backside torque. Iowa City. Photo: Bales. (Click to enlarge)

Kevin Mendicino. Mute transfer. Iowa City. Photo: Bales.
Kevin Mendicino. Mute transfer. Iowa City. Photo: Bales. (Click to enlarge)


One Response to “Recap: 2013 summer session”  

  1. 1 troydizzle

    ah man looked like a great time.

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