Oh Ontario, oh Jenifer Jason Leigh

Off to Toronto to meet up with those representing adidas skateboarding in Canada. I tried to keep the beer consumption Canadian. This here is a local favorite.


Hey Verg, I took this because I thought you would find it funny.

Not a bad view from the hotel.

This was on the inside of my hotel room door. Weird.

We got in on this session that goes on twice a week at a market. The guys take out all the tables and set up the boxes and rails. It was fun once I was able to get my legs working.


This cheese plate was on point!

Dog Balls? We did not go in here.

Tim and Tyler get serious.

Drew, Jascha, and Chuck.

McCourt, Chuck, Desmond, Jascha, and Drew.

Jascha and Tyler.

Me, Tim, and Matie.

"The gap I ollied was this long."

Tim Horton's was in the lobby of our hotel. I had to hit it up. Then Trailer Park Boys came on TV. The only thing I missed out on was Hockey Night in Canada.

The hotel had some pretty weird setups. My room felt like it was missing a desk. Jascha's room had this microwave on a stand. No one else had this.

Thanks to Gymbo at Shred Central we had a private session on Friday night.

I spent a lot of time on this thing.

Tyler, Jascha, and Tim winding down.

More Canadian beer.

I got a good view of Mt. Adams and Rainier on the flight home.

Thanks to the whole crew in Canada that made it a great trip.
One place I neglected to get a picture that deserves a shoutout is Sam James Coffee Bar. Thanks for taking care of us Sam!

Made it home to check out Whiteley's photo show.

Also, In a step of regression I obtained this 35mm (i.e. non-digital) camera. No telling the long term effects on the blog...


The Best Road Trip Ever

I've been going through a lot of old photos and trying to get my shit organized. And one event that I have tons of pictures from is the best road trip ever. In 2002 about 10 of us made the trek from Boulder to Albuquerque. Greg took half the crew in the Suburban and Gordie and I drove our cars a day later because of work and had Conor and Putrid Matt with us. If I had my scanner up and running I would have 20 more amazing photos of this trip.

It started by me having to go to Conor's house and wake him up. Matt had stayed on his couch so that made life a little easier. Conor grabbed his new shoes and a can of pink spray paint and we were ready to meet Gordie. We then divided the passengers up. Matt hopped in with Gordie and Conor slept in my car. When we got to Pueblo there was stop for supplies, which for Conor was a bunch of booze and spray painting his shoes pink. And it was off to Santa Fe where we had a shredding session as the sun was setting. At one point I did a front board on a ledge and Conor got super excited that I did a trick. A couple hours later we joined forces with the rest of the crew and the splitting of 2 hotel rooms between 10 dudes.

Imagine how bummed that family is to see Conor's crack as he attempted this ollie.
The skating was amazing. Seriously, go to Albuquerque if you haven't been. But the best part was all the antics in between. Matt buying horror movies. Trying to convince Matt to eat a bunch of ranch sauce. Going to the awesome Chinese buffet. Wrestling, wedgies, and the quest to find out who the true leader of the pack was. A bunch of scumbag skaters trying to hit on the one girl at the skatepark. Freddy in full lurk mode. It could go on and on...

Jam getting hit in the nuts with an orange.

Jam volunteering to answer the door naked if security came.

And of course the skating. I think Conor is claiming this as the best thing he's ever done on a skateboard.

This is probably the worst looking switch flip but the best looking shot of Jam's board.

Maybe one of these days I'll get some more photos from this trip scanned and I'll add a new post. I'm sure I've missed half the hilarious shit we did. I wish we could do a trip like this every year.