Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This year is quickly coming to a close and with 2012 looming I have to have a little retrospective look at the last year and figure out how to build off whatever accomplishments and/or setbacks I've had over the past years. A whole lot of really good things happened this year and i'm really happy about that.
More as I feel like it,
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
other shit that's been occupying my time is racing dh bikes a bit, the post below sums it up well. hawksnest number two, mud spikes, air time, good time. thanks as always to the dirty bird crew for another awesome race.
last, i finally got a legit trail bike. well its not in my hands yet but its in fedex's and that's good enough for me. so stoked to bust out some big trail rides. I've already committed to the swank 65 so now my goal is to get the rest of the southern dh guys to do it too. misery loves company, and hell its got some burly ass terrain in it. lets do this.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The house is rad, on the water with the boat right there ready to rumble. We went out in some rough water yesterday to Munson rocks but didn't get in cause Joey was pretty sure we'd get washed away. I pretty much do what he says down here cause he lives here half the year working as a fishing and diving guide. Its cool cause he knows all the cool shit that's off the beaten path. After we got behind a few islands and the water calmed down a bit Joey and I jumped in and swam a looonnngg way to a deserted island, which was awesome. I walked across an ocean on a sandbar, similar to what the Jesus did but without the superpowers and general awesomeness associated with that dude. After that we cruised back in a bit and tried to fish, which consisted of me putting food in the water for the fish to eat off my hook and not get caught. I've figured out already that I'm pretty much horrible at fishing, and my family is pretty much awesome at it. I guess it is what they do all the time...
We had to pull up the lines and haul ass though cause a squall was coming that we where trying to outrun, it got us though about a mile from shore. It was the second wild ride of the day for me but this time on the bow with goggles on getting pelted by rain, it was crazy. I couldn't see shit but Joey was just laughing uncontrollably and keeping the boat wide fucking open, I can't lie I was a little nervous but we made it home so it was all good.
Off to day two, Joey's saying something about tarpon hunting-I'm gonna act like I know what he's talking about.
P.S.- update, have a upload card. Pics tonight.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Check it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TALGmlQnDM
Other than that, I'm still getting ready for the trip south, not the big one mind you, that's not for a few months yet, but the little island hop. Should be fun.
One last thing, if anyones looking for a new dh bike, holler at me or my roommate kel, he's trying to unload his SX and its a hell of a deal. Powertwinning ability with willmurrpuss totally included. Help a brother out and get yourself a sweet bike to.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I hope I see this while I'm down.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Got to go to an awesome race last weekend and laugh my way down the track for 2 days straight, so massive props to the dirty bird crew for an awesome event. Too much fun, I'll ride that place whenever the opportunity arises. I went on a pretty fun ride tues too, where there were way more 29ers than 26ers... I'm def curious, especially seeing Wes D. on his and actually ripping some downhills. I may try to steal his and do one of the Triple Crown slalom races on it, seems like it would rail pretty hard. Interesting concept...
Been working a bunch out at the camp, going in super early (for me) and actually enjoying being up at dawn. weird, but whatever works. At least it keeps me out of the bars haha!
Yesterday, i went hiking in Dupont for a lonnggg time yesterday looking at waterfalls. It was sweet, but hiking wore me out, i had to take a nap afterwards. Like Wes says, "hikings for poor people".
Last, Its the weekend!! I'm heading out to Fight Club to build a wallride, cut out some stumps, build some drainage, and patch up some berms. hopefully We'll have a BIG finish line step-up done in the next couple of weeks to so we can get our moto whips on, haha yes!!
Get out and ride something sweet,
Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
The classic hip hop station playing at the shop right now is defiantly making me stoked. Life is good in the 828 these days with plenty of bikes, Genesse beers, and pretty foreign women to play with. The school year ending and camp season starting has been good, with some old faces clearing out and new faces rolling in. Its been a breath of freshish air. haha freshish, true.
anyhow, I got a bit of sad news for yall, Im not going to be able to go to natls this year. Im pretty bummed about it but such is life, it'll keep you down if you let it. I do however have a really nice new (to me) truck, so next year i won't get stuck in the snow. yep, the clampett died finally. It was a good run for the S 1.0, 3 years for 200 bucks, but all good things come to an end. pour out a beer for my dead homie.
I'll just have to race local stuff and finally get out to windrock haha.
listen to biggie,
"got a gun up in your waist please don't shoot up the place WHY, cause i see some ladies tonight that should be having my baby, baby..."
Those new kits look good by the way.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I guess it's just how it goes. Every time i think i may be getting on the high road, some situation comes along and drags me back down. Its pretty much totally my doing too. sometimes i think it may be the Florida raising, i just can't escape it because its me. I was raised that way i guess. Maybe not, who knows. I thought i might grow out of the rowdy side of things but I'm not so sure anymore. if anything its accelerating- that worries me a little bit. My boys are settling down, moving in with steady's, buying houses, getting real jobs, etc. I'm going the opposite. I own less, care less, and want less than 5 years ago. its a weird backpedal for sure. not really sure what to make of it.
So anyone got any solutions here? i kinda feel like I'm spiraling and i can't stop.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Racing. It's awesome this year, I'm having way to much fun. I've got some rad new bikes to ride and am able to to actually get to a few races, so life's pretty good. Had a pretty good couple of weekends starting off with ETSU Weekend World Champs 2 weeks ago and then the first round of the Gravity East series at Massanutten this past weekend.
ETSU was sweet, with a DH race, slalom race, and 4x race all in one weekend. I had some good results and got myself qualified for natls, which was the main goal of the weekend for me. I also managed to tick off a few personal goals haha. if you know you know.... Good races, Sorry for landing on you in the 4x thomas, my b.
Peter Mills, skinsuit root blasting. Also Epic.
Second weekend was Massanutten Gravity East race number 1. I'm gonna try to hit up a few of these races cause their one of the biggest series in the USA and are really well run. I was pretty happy with my race, just a little bummed for my buddy Peter who got hosed by the timing. Hopefully it works out.
Here's a vid of the race, check the third rider. Maximum Rock Shreddage.
I think that'll do for now,
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
CatFace got a new jacket.
Its Daniel BooneFace to you bitches.
Animal wearing animal, PETA eat your heart out.
I've evolved into riding ridiculously expensive bikes all the time now. Also note that I dirt jump on a fully with a fullface helmet. Must be getting old.
Go ride your bikes,
Saturday, April 17, 2010
We're not apeing hard anymore, now we're gorrilla'in shit.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
i got 99 problems,
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
It's official, race season is upon us. I'm not as cool at tristan though so no moto footage from me, instead i give you some clips from a little more red sport.
Get some like Cole Trickle this weekend and drop the hammer!!!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
P.S.- I'm putting up pic's of me riding in sunnier days. It makes me happy, deal with it.
Monday, February 8, 2010
So the weather, umm, hasn't been the greatest to say the least. I guess I was spoiled from the previous warmer and dryer winter and all the riding I got to do that I really didn't pay attention when the old timers and true locals here in WNC told me it was gonna be a hard cold one this year. This is for sure the longest time I've not been able to ride with any consistency. I think I even rode more during my Wyoming winter, only at the skate park but it was a godsend. Anyways, it hasn't really been bad in my mind. I know a lot of folks are sick of it and chewing at the bit to get out there, and i can't blame em, but I've been strangely OK with things. Its given me some time to work on some projects that I've had on the back burner for a few years and get a big multi-month chill out, which in hindsight i sorely needed. I've got to catch up with old friends and family too, so I'm not complaining. I also got to build a couple sweet new bikes for myself, with one and possibly two more on the way. For those of you that haven't that haven't seen the SX, it's amazing.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
FEELING LIKE A SPACEBRAIN,
ONE MORE TIME TONIGHT..."
The Icycle is coming this weekend, its time for the yearly hurtle through the darkness. I'll be honest this race scares the crap out of me, mainly cause i can't see at night. Its not a hard course but its damn fast. A lot of folks like to party it up during practice, which is fine, but shit comes quick on this one.... ask Ohman.
See yall saturday in fontana.
P.S.- Wes d. this is your best chance all year to beat me in a dh race... but i'm not going down without a fight.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
They're gonna try to drive you into the ground,
But never surrender, never go down!"
What day is it?
Shit man, i forget...
oh yeah, its a new year, wait new decade. oh hell yes, reboot. Last year is gone (thank god) and slowly but surely being forgotten. i celebrated the new year by moving to an amazing house, with an amazing roommate who inspires me to better myself.
things are getting pretty sweet these days. i smile a lot, and that shits important. i rode yesterday and i caught myself making motorcycle noises down the hill. that's a good sign...
I'm excited for this year. Why?
1. Is it business time?
2. Its def racing time, with a super good group of guys to race with this year, I'm excited to go to way more races this spring/summer. I wasted last year, I'm not wasting this one.
3. I'm slowly but surely learning how to cook. I'm pretty much obsessed at this point with it.
4. I can't put my finger on the exact reason why, but i just have a really good feeling about the upcoming year, like its gonna be a good one. The pendulum is swinging the other direction.
that's all for now, keep it positive.