Monday, May 30, 2011

Wooden Wave Longboard Part 1



I have always loved skateboarding, normal and longboarding and a few weeks ago when I was sitting in my room trying to think of something interesting to do with my life, an outlandish idea popped into my head.  Maybe I'll make a longboard of my own.  So began construction on a press modeled after the one shown on toothless longboards.  Initially I imagined myself pumping out hundreds of longboards from my garage and eventually becoming a world supplier of grade A longboards.  Unfortunately it didn't really turn out like that but here is my first attempt thus far.  The concave isn't quite what I wanted but it'll do for now.

Ride The Wooden Wave Brah.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Los Angelopes

~*LOS ANGELOPES*~ Official Trailer from Richie Thomassen on Vimeo.
Spotted on Flwrider

As I was scrolling through my Reader today, I came across this gem entitled "Los Angelopes". I'm so stoked on this trailer for so many reasons. It really captures, what I feel, riding a bike is all about. Ride what you want how you want and the only rule: Have a blast doing it. Another reason I love this video is TALL BIKES! I freaking love tall bikes and would kill for one of my own. The background music is awesome, I just watched this ten times. I'm definitely going to try to get a hold of the entire film once BFF has come to a close.  Check out Ritchie Thomassen's Vimeo for more killer videos.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Random Ride

I took a Leisurely 20 mile ride today and brought my small digital camera along.  I took a few shots here and there.

The covered bridge in New Britain

Lake Galena

A nice wooded road that borders the lake.

A really cool local lavender farm right around the corner from Peace Valley Park


Over all it was a great ride, definitely one of the upsides to being home. That and family with unbelievable food all the time; can't beat it. Super stoked on this weather, I hope it keeps up!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fatty Hill Bomb


The weather is beautiful, the birds are chirping and there are hills to bomb.  I went for a nice 25 mile ride today, enjoyed the weather and hit a new top speed on the NERD.  Certainly a great day and an excellent way to forget about the weight of finals for a bit.  Get out there and RIDE!