In the heat of summer, adidas spread their giant trident across the country, getting the Canadian team together along with team manager Benjamin Motz and Color’s compadre with a camera, Jeff Comber. With a strong eastern connection, the team started their trek in Montreal hitting the suburbs, visiting shops, hosting games of S.K.A.T.E. with the locals, and barbecuing up the best beef our great plains have to offer. Plane tickets stowed, they hit the road for Ottawa and then the railway for Toronto, onward to Winnipeg. Separating ‘tours’ from ‘trips’, adidas made it successfully to Vancouver and after 20 days of skateboarding every day, the barbeque burned better than ever and the after party sizzled too. U.S. import, Zach Lyon attests, “I had an amazing time in Canada!” Reminding us again that skateboarding hasn’t forgotten about us. “[I] Got to see Tony Ferguson skate, Galiea Momolu got me a shot at the bar, chilled with Wade [Desarmo]...” Lyon adds. Lost train tickets, endless days of driving, injuries, and the necessary shop visits to boot, the team introduced to you on the following pages offered not the standard trick-by-trick recollection of their journey, but simply brief stories about some people you may or may not know who skated for 20 days straight and go the photos to prove it.
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