and finally....episode two.

Well it took a bit longer than anticipated (part apathy, part too many fun times [note posts below]), but episode two is finally done (part boredom in my new home, part george making me feel lazy and...mediocre).

So yes, yes indeed it is complete, but as hinted upon, I am in a new home after having moved to LA for the winter, so episode three may not arrive until spring. Until then you can guarantee plenty of winter adventures and the photos to prove it from the dudes up north. oh, and pat.

...see you in spring.

DUDE BARN EPISODE TWO. from Dude Barn. on Vimeo.


A very dudebarn Thanksgiving.

I hate to admit it, but I failed as a blogger this long weekend. On Friday we found ourselves out on a skate adventure when I ran into fellow blogger, the Extreme Journalist, at one of my least favorite parks - West Linn. We had a long talk about the internets and I felt I should document our meeting for the sake of the blogs. That's when I realized that I had left my digital camera at home. I did however bring my camera bag with several film cameras in it. But by the time any of those shots turned into prints they would be ancient history by the standards set by the internets.
Here is a brief summary of that day - Had to iChat Hegarty because he wouldn't answer his phone only for him to tell me he was going to cut down a Christmas tree. Road bikes to Healy's with Derek. Went with those 2 and Lovejoy to Mini West Linn which was soaking wet. Which took us to the West Linn park. After getting our fill of that park we carried on southward to Canby where a vicious game of ledge skate went down. I swear I could skate those 2 ledges for the rest of my life and be happy. Hope that helps you imagine the missing day from the blog.

Here are the other happenings from the Tofurkey Day weekend.

I turned this dough into...

...this bread called Povitica. My Grandma used to make it every Thanksgiving. Just trying to carry on with tradition and deliciousness.

Thanksgiving Eve we had beers at our house while rolling some dice.

We're up everywhere!

Getting comfy at the Florida Room.

The big feast!

Some artsy skateboard shots.

And this little ripper who was hunting in the backyard.


Face it.

A $5 show to see an amazing band? Count me in. The Old Canes played at Mississippi Pizza. The only reason any of us know about this band is because their song was used for Busenitz's part in Roll Forever. They were awesome live.

This jerk up and moved to LA for 3 months.

Here are some shots from Friday night hanging out with the Hound of Love. This is what he surrounds himself with in his room.
Lot of Morrissey.


Chip bag collection.

Milk flavored chips? Dr. Taco pizza flavored chips?

This is more like it.


It could only belong to this guy.


All my Xes live in Texas.

Jonny's birthday. Guess where we went?
Jonny came up huge with the dice.

En route to Texas. Airport breakfast.

Traffic is rad.

An Ian Anderson original. Let's get him an art show in Portland!

The Houston park looks sick but it was closed when we went by.

Nice hotel, Derek.

This is my favorite bar in Texas, the Roll N.

Off to SouthSide for some shredding.

Dennis and Tim getting caffeinated while taking in some of the skating at the Johnny Romano Skate Jam.

Lot's of spectating to be done.

Josh, Tim, and Rob share a LOL.

As mentioned in a post down the page somewhere The Mean Jeans had their record release show.

Def Leppard style drum solo.

Probably the last dry day we'll see this year and we went to this spot again.

Open studios at Towne Storage.

We hung out and drank Mark's beer.