Alva and Peralta look at each other and, again, share the smile of men who've seen more than they will ever share. "Yeah, we've had a good ride," Peralta says. "We've had a great ride. But also it gave us an identity and something to put meaning in our life."
"Something to be proud of, too," Alva says.
Tony Alva emerges from Dogtown and Z-Boys the Chuck Berry of skateboarding--a pioneer, the first and maybe the best to ever ride the deck.