Friday, May 15, 2015


Time slips by when you're having fun! Haven't posted here in a while. Things have happened. Adventures have been had, life has moved on, beers have been drank. Bikes stolen and new bikes bought. Plans in the works, road trips and new trails.  Anyways, it is my goal to keep up with this blog more, so here it is starting again.

I am on a new (to me) bike now. 2013 Knolly Endorphin.  It's a ripper bike. Really fun and capable, so far, of everything I want.  Getting it set up now for a Reno to Nevada City ride for the first week of June.  I'll be going over that adventure and many more when the time comes. Get out and ride!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Shred with Friends Episode 1

Stoked to be able to say that the first episode of Shred with Friends-Tyrolean is finished!  It took two full days of filming for just over four minutes of footage.  The first day of filming was hot, dusty and loose summer holding strong in the Sierra Nevadas.  The second day the trail and conditions couldn't be more different.  Snow at the top of the mountain lessening with the elevation but just as cold.  The aspens are changing, the days are getting shorter and winter is coming so now it the time to get out there and ride.

The Tyrolean downhill is one of our favorite trails around, which is why we chose to showcase it first.  Anyone can have fun on the trail from pros to beginners. It is fast, loose and different every time we hit it. There are awesome xc trails that offer the best views of Lake Tahoe that surround it or you can shuttle it all day with your buddies.  Click the Vimeo link below the picture to check out the edit!
Quincy and I have started on Episode 2 blasting through the fall aspens in south Reno. A ghetto GoPro zipline was produced in the wee hours of the morning and we spent the day battling hikers, dusting families, dodging horse shit, puggin PBRs and riding blown out trail to get the best footage. 

Saftey Third!
Drill the pulleys
Add a ziplock bag full of rocks
and you have a GoPro Zipline

Winter is on its way in, so get out and ride! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Winter creepin

Winter has begun to show its face in the eastern Sierras.  In the past month we have had several dustings of snow in the higher elevations, daytime temperatures have gotten noticeably lower and the daylight hours have gotten shorter.  Soon, the trails around Tahoe will be snowed in and unridable. Quincy and I have been working hard lately to get enough footage collected from the Tyrolean before we have to wait for the spring thaw.

Getting the gear together. 

We were greeted with about 2-3 inches of snow at the top of Mt. Rose to start our day of filming.  Our goal was to refilm specific sections of the trail to juxtapose our footage from the previous week. With the snow up top and the rain in lower elevations the trailed turned out to be perfect.  We spent the day getting the finishing touches, fighting the cold and unpredictable light conditions.  As the sun dipped below the mountains to the west we were just finishing up.  Stoked on how this first video is going to turn out, setting the tone for the rest of the videos.  Having fun and shredding with your friends is the name of the game.  


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mind the Video Man

Quincy and I have our first film day for the Shred With Friends video series in the books. We are showcasing one of our favorite trails and one of the most fun trails in north Lake Tahoe: the Tyrolean downhill.

Testing out the shot setup with the steady cam.

Lenses, tripods, helmet.

We got about half of the footage we needed yesterday before we ran out of light.  I'm hoping that next week we'll be able to get the rest of the shots we need and will have something put together soon.  I've never been part of such a legitimate filming process before and am stoked to see what we can get out of it. I'll keep updates coming through here.