Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Thanksgiving Hell Ride (part 1)

Meet "John Smith". This is the Trick Factory van of all vans. An amazing machine. Note the weather, this is what it looked like when I landed at the Denver airport.

This is what it looked like a few hours later.

Here is JAM and Mr. Smith the next morning.

Determined to do something outside of Brian's Apartment JAM and I headed to Longmont, Colorado, just north east of Boulder.

To go here. Sol Skateboard shop.

In the back of the shop is a vault.

With treasure inside.

I met a few local dudes and got to skate the ramp for an hour or so. JAM shot a few clips of me then we kicked it in the shop for a bit then it was back onto the icy shitty highway Boulder bound. We then all met up at Brian's place were we decided the final direction of our trip. Even with the snow on the ground (and more on the way) we wanted to press on and head to southern Colorado to skate Canon City, La Junta and Pueblo.

To be Continued...

Cruz Skate Shop Online

If you have a second go over to Cruz Skate Shop's new online store. Sandy has been putting a shit ton of work into getting the site up for the holidays. Peep it, leave a comment, tell your friends, you know.. all that holiday crap.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving Mayhem

For some of us Thanksgiving means a lot more then a cold cut turkey sub from some bullshit Colorado truck stop just south of Denver. No way. It means way more then that. About 4 or 5 years ago, 4 good friends of mine went on a skate trip over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Colorado. Now, the yearly pilgrimage to the mile high area is a staple. We come from all over the country to be part of it. You can't miss it. It is one full week of shredding with all your homies while killing 30 pack after 30 pack. I pity anything that gets in our way and fan out on any new comers to the pack.

The above photo was from last year. This was some Mexican spot that we rolled in 20 dudes deep and took over the place. Like I said... I pity any poor bastard that had to deal with us. It's so much fuckin fun. Check back here sometime next week for photos of the carnage.

But... while you wait, check this. The Marr Back went to Rome with J. Fish and got a ton of super sick photos.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Laid Back

The other day at the dog park Pork Chop and I ran into this dude.

I can't remember the last time I felt that comfortable. On a park bench that is.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

San Francisco Parkage

Movement on the Potrero Del Sol skate park status: bowl is looking good. aka: anything 2 blocks from you house this rad is fucking amazing. So... lookin good. San Francisco is about to have a sick ass park right here in the mission baby! ETA? Anyone? Anyone?

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Exploring Gnarlem

Balmy is a short one way street right in the heart of a neighborhood know to SF locals as Gnarlem. The street has become a canvas for local artist. Not "graff" or "tag" bullshit. Nothin but real talk on this street.

No need for captions. These speak for themselves.