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Byron's Ramp

This gallery is a bit of nostalgia. A little moment in time. It's really not about skating
Diver Dan had a nice little apratment on Market Street.
(He has a few pictures in the Memorial Gallery. See: http://www.pbase.com/venicepix/diver_dan )
These days it's almost impossible to conceive that there was ever a time when a person as.... well as goofy as Dan.... could actually find and afford a place like that. Right? Well there was.
Tim and Kelly lived in the same building, but I'm not sure if they lived there when these pictures were taken.
(see: http://www.pbase.com/venicepix/kelly_and_tim )
I really don't know that much about Diver Dan, but I've always suspected that perhaps those times on Market Street were something of a golden age for him.

Byron and Mike Built a ramp in front of Dan's place using lumber that I suspect was generously donated by construction sites in the neighborhood. Of course, the police told them that it would have to come down.
My house was really tiny and I was building a little 'guest shack' in my back yard using old used wood and a building permit that I had found in a box of Crackerjack. I think that Byron came up with the idea of trading the plywood and 2X4s from the ramp for a couple of rolls worth of pictures.
Byron and Kori are still around and still friends.....don't know what became of Mike
So this gallery is a little unexpected last payment on the deal Byron and I made all those years ago...
01015 140-04 Byron Jan79.jpg
01015 140-04 Byron Jan79.jpg
01084 140-20 Mike Jan79.jpg
01084 140-20 Mike Jan79.jpg
01085 140-23 Mike Jan79.jpg
01085 140-23 Mike Jan79.jpg
01086 140-26 Jan79 Kori.jpg
01086 140-26 Jan79 Kori.jpg
01083 140-16 Jan79.jpg
01083 140-16 Jan79.jpg
01016 140-08 Jan79.jpg
01016 140-08 Jan79.jpg
01087 140-35  Jan79.jpg
01087 140-35 Jan79.jpg
01074 140-30 Jan79.jpg
01074 140-30 Jan79.jpg
01071 139-07 Jan79.jpg
01071 139-07 Jan79.jpg
01073 139-44 Jan79.jpg
01073 139-44 Jan79.jpg
01090 140-42 Byron  Jan79 .jpg
01090 140-42 Byron Jan79 .jpg
01075 139-02 Jan79.jpg
01075 139-02 Jan79.jpg
01078 140-10 Jan79.jpg
01078 140-10 Jan79.jpg
01076 140-07 Jan79.jpg
01076 140-07 Jan79.jpg
01077 140-09 Jan79.jpg
01077 140-09 Jan79.jpg
01079 140-13  Jan79.jpg
01079 140-13 Jan79.jpg
01080 140-15 Jan79.jpg
01080 140-15 Jan79.jpg
01081 140-37 Jan79.jpg
01081 140-37 Jan79.jpg
01092 139-44 Byron  Jan79 .jpg
01092 139-44 Byron Jan79 .jpg
01089 140-32 Kori  Jan79 .jpg
01089 140-32 Kori Jan79 .jpg
01088 140-33 Kori  Jan79 .jpg
01088 140-33 Kori Jan79 .jpg
01014 139-05 Jan79.jpg
01014 139-05 Jan79.jpg
01082 139-08 Jan79.jpg
01082 139-08 Jan79.jpg
01017 196-8A 5-4-80 shack.jpg
01017 196-8A 5-4-80 shack.jpg
01093 scanpix shack.jpg
01093 scanpix shack.jpg