Friday, February 27, 2009

even a blind squirrel finds a nut

this nut happens to be PJ and the blind squirrel was blood sucker fetus. We got em linked up to the right and the kids seem to be on top of the blog these days. nice work! now go check it out

man i wish i could make fun of him tomorrow at the race... Schuyler you better be out there kenny bloggins style

Thursday, February 26, 2009

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

Or a lazy person is scared of the wind so he spends hours on the internet stealing stuff and modifying it to his enjoyment. Also added some links in the blog you face section so gets to clicking

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

After a spirited tennis match yesterday morning, Willy and I embarked on a bike ride of near-epic proportions. There was one big hill, roadies galore, PBR rewards, horseshoes, feet up on the forks, two breweries and a beautiful blue sky. As long as global warming is going to give us 70 degree days during black history month we may as well take full advantage.

The American flag was flying high at Swing Station. We rode from my house up and over Bingham Hill; stopping at the top for a well deserved 12oz can of PBR that was still cold.

The horseshoe pits at Swing Station were open and we had a 2 beer long game that ended 21-17 in Willy's favor; making up for his loss at tennis earlier (4-6, 6-2, 11-3 tiebreak).
We even had a miracle shot with a leaner on top of a ringer. We counted it as 1 for the ringer... even the cowboy that worked there didn't know what to do...

- A-town for life -

Then when we left my bike stood up all by itself... Darwin was right...

"Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day." - W. Earl Hall

I think Mr. Hall was mistaken. A sunny day in February with an ice cold Bud, throwing horseshoes is more effective than any sunny spring day...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Silverton shred fest

last friday we headed down to Silverton to shred the gnar. we found some areas to shred that had exposure to cliffs, falls, couloirs, avalanches, rocks, etc. Silverton is a ski area where they allow only 100 people per day with a guide; so esentially you get a backcountry experience in a relatively "safe" manner. each morning everyone is checked and required to have a transceiver, shovel and probe. On our first run I went first of our group into a chute after the guide, made 2 turns on 6" of fluff over crust then fell, turtled on my back, said a prayer, somehow flipped over to my feet before being severed in half by 2 rocks that looked like a jagged piercing body shredding field goal and then toe side carved around the left rock. I set the tone for the group's first run and freaked everybody out a little bit, but the day got better as it went on.

here we go:

2nd run - this is Chris our guide telling me where to go into the "nightmare couloir"(the area that his left pole is pointing to)- which was about a board width at the narrowest spot and prob about 300-400 ft tall. the sketch part was that the terrain rolled over steeper and you couldn't see what you were getting into. fun, but scary and sketchy.

the nightmare couloir is above just left of center

Day 2: on top of a 13,053ft peak getting ready to shred down to the picture below.

this couloir was the highlight of the trip for me; it was about 2-3 boards wide and covered in a couple feet of good pow. Then at the bottom, it opened up and you could point it for about 1500-1800 vertical feet through untracked pow. I went first after the guide and set first tracks all the way down to the valley floor. the feeling was totally surreal.

Guess who's "secret" red bull sponsored private super pipe? Some asshole will probably do a big gnarly heli-drop run and then do some some huge brodeos for next years video. tomato? rice? terje?

Monday, February 23, 2009

strange lives you two lead

skate park was crowded so schuyler led me on a fixy ride. we ended up nowhere. it was pretty awesome

coors OG ad attempt... we ran into some horses

i don't think they'd fight if they were in the river. they'd have room to live

wagon wheel high five

roger clyne and the hickman dalton gang

belting tunes

the lady and i

things get blurry

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cuddles, smiles and a lover's gaze

mountain shredding

Louise and I pre-shred; this day was one of those killer days when somebody shows you something/where that you've never been before. Kinda like the micro full pipe under the tracks by Dairy Queen, crushing singletrack in Martinez park on your road bike...its finding things that are right under your nose that make the mundane exemplary. You usually don't have to go far to find it either, but you do have to open your eyes.

we found pillow lines and rock drops everywhere.

Sean on a pillow line

me on the same line ( I shorted the first gap on the first run and cased it with my chest while falling into the hole)

Turn your PC sideways and scope the lil cliff pop.

epic day filled with good times, pizza, wings and beer.

RRR had a birthday a little while ago

luckily our waiter Brad was game for the cake in the face.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

early morning court dates lead to shredding

headless no comply drop in


this and the following are photos of schuyler doing the most ridiculous roll in to roll in thing that i believe can be done at the park.

in these photo's i'm trying to capture how ridiculous this tranny is. use your imagination

now lets step back and see the second roll in.

schuyler spilled coffee in the park. post landing the roll in to roll in featured above

andy frnt board reverse 270 shuv?

dude gets a frnt board shuv (sorry don't know his name)

artsy view of the 270 reverse shuv thingy

what do you call this?

AJ blunt slides the dead deer bump

schyler up and over to tight tranny immediate role in

from the other side


ps not all of these were landed in said photo, but good times were had