*According to the Thirty Mile Zone folks also known as TMZ, Lil Wayne is taking his new found passion for skateboarding to new level. He’s not letting his road schedule come between him and his board.

TMZ has learned, the rapper is practicing his skateboard skills on the road, traveling around with his own personal skate ramp … in the back of an ESCALADE.

Sources close to the rapper tell us, Weezy packed a portable quarter pipe into a trailer, pulled by an Escalade — and according to sources, the tricked out SUV follows the rapper’s tour bus 24/7.

We’re told Wayne rips it whenever he wants — pulling over at random places on the road to squeeze in some much-needed board time … and he’s even hired a pro skater to coach him.

So, it’s like this. Even though Weezy’s been working on his new skateboard hobby for a while, he’s no pro, but he’s steadily getting better at it.