Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pasta La Vista New Zealand. Thank you for lifting my eye lllids.

Our last day in NZ was spent in the presence of our brother from another....galaxy, Arie. He illegally drove to The WAZ compound in a crap box mini car with his bike and gigantic radio. Stuffed Me and Bubba in there with our bikes(don't know how it all fit with that radio) and brought us to a full pipe.
   We taped flashlights to our heads, pointed the radio into the tube, and started carving.

Your legs gave up before the pipe did. and you could hear the tunes forever. Love riding this stuff.

Thoughts of Nick Ferreira..

Monday, December 8, 2014

Ode to Stella

Stella was just flawless our whole trip; No problems other than a bad radio.  When we got back to Auckland for our last few days in NZ. I had run out of money. Out out. Bubba fronted me a few bucks until we could sell the car.  We took Stella back to the auction where we bought it and tried to sell it. we had no luck and with only 2 days left, it was getting tight. Ended up selling it to a kid from Massachusetts on Craigslist for $1000 bucks. An awesome deal for everyone and Stella rages on. 
Our friend Cameron said that he saw Stella driving down the street in Queenstown a month or so after we left. He chased them down and was like "where did you get this car". Funny to think we were down there in it, the people before us were down there with it, and the people after us will be down there with it. Rock on Stella.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The New Zealand Bush Hike Experience

 When we got asked to go on a Bush hike " New Zealand style" on one of our last few days in the southern hemisphere, we knew to expect a good adventure. Turned out to be one of the most memorable hikes I've ever done.

We parked our cars at a beach, jumped in the back of a pick up truck, drove to the top of this big hill,  hiked into the woods for a half hour or so until we came to a river crossing.. Took a right and started off down the river.
   After a few minutes of walking down the knee deep river, we got to our first waterfall. Jump off, swim 20 feet and you're looking down your next one.

took us over 6 hours to walk down that river....there were some really sketchy sections with water falls you couldn't jump off.. everyone helped each other out the whole time

 and some really high falls. we stopped on the top of one water fall and had some lunch for a bit.

Thank you for this awesome memory.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Skateparks in New Zealand

Thank you New Zealand for all of the skateparks you blessed our trip with. We rode some of the weirdest, prettiest, smallest, most unique, empty, packed, sketchiest... skateparks we've been fortunate enough to pump around.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bar-B-Que Mastah George

Made it back to Auckland. Cool to spend a few weeks there when we first arrived in NZ, then hit the road for a few months, and then end the trip back in Auckland for our final week. All the dudes welcomed us back with a bar b que of grand proportions.

Felt good to be back and blink for a second. We went out to the trails, I cased the second jump and took a bad slam. I felt Bubbas pain, seeing him spend almost this whole trip with his body all bruised up; now it was my turn to take a few days of minimal movement. 

Caleb Table

Bubba relaxing in an empty bowl