Friday, November 25, 2011

happy thanksdigging

after not having the bus for the whole summer, and now finally getting the inside dialed in a little bit, it was exactly where i wanted to spend some of my time on thanksgiving.  i woke up early and drove the bus over to my friend jimmys, where ryan jimmy and i decided to go water skiing.  the water was so cold, it made your bones ache. ryan and jimmy wore wetsuits but i kinda felt like that was cheating. if you are gonna go water skiing in new england on thanksgiving... you might as well do it right.

they might have been smarter than me though... you could see your breath in the air and i dont think the water was much about freezing temperature.

i had a master plan... i was convinced that if i started on the dock i could get up and go around the lake and come back by the dock and just let go and coast up to the dock and not even get wet... i made it about 200 feet off the dock and ate shit because i was numb. the water was so cold it was hard to breath.

ryan on the other hand, all cozy and warm in his wetsuit, was ripping around the lake. i saw him crash so hard he was skipping across the water on his head.

jimmy also with great white man slalom skiing form

after we warmed up for a bit, i hit the road and headed to providence to spend some time at the trails to enjoy my thanks digging. no one was around to get the keys to get the tools so instead i just sat out there for a half hour,clean the mess someone left out there, and left.

the bus finally looks decent inside. it has been a shit hole all summer and i finally built a new bed in there and i cooked up a nice thanksgiving meal. mac and cheese and beef stew johnson.

thanks giving was topped off with the best jam session i have ever had with emerson and domenic the donkey. he haw he haw

im thankful to have a simple life and to be surrounded by great people. thanks everyone

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stick em up

Vic got a free batch of stickers and chose to make these! Thanks a bunch vic and cara. I love them. if anybody wants some, ask me when you see me or go into circuit and get some from vic.

Monday, November 21, 2011

time well spent

i once had someone say to me    "life isnt all about having fun".

i thought about it for a minute and realized,while it might sound childish to say "i just wanna have fun for my whole life",  there is nothing wrong with focusing your attention towards having a good time. i've realized that the more time i spend focusing my energy towards a life of enjoyment, the less time i spend worrying about anything else.

this weekend i spent all of my time in providence hanging out with all my friends. the weather was perfect and Saturday morning my friends mark and nick and i pedaled around providence and ended up on this great old abandoned draw bridge. (well...mark and i ended up on the bridge...).

heres a picture of nick with his new bike... not on the bridge

mark...bridge life

myself..enjoying the view

after nick headed to work, mark and i traded the big wheels for the 20 inchers. we only made it 50 feet from circuit and just rode this awesome curb hip forever.

mark snapped a few pics of me jumping it

and i got a few of him.

jp one footed tire slide

after all the good times riding bikes, it was off to amigos where the band the i am in played a show with another band named party pigs. the party pigs played a great show and it was really awesome to be able to open up for them. thanks again nick and kerry and everyone else who came out.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

the sights

the countdown until i make a break for the border, is always hectic.. there is so much stuff to be done before i get outta here. the bus is in shambles and it gets dark at noon.  the weather has been more than perfect up here the last week and its looking to be nice for a little bit longer... not bad considering we got a foot of snow a few weeks back..

i really wanted to get one last hike in, up at mt monadnock, before the migration.. a little last minute action and my friend amanda and i were heading to new hampshire in a go cart. the weather was perfect..hiking in a long sleeve shirt and loving it. the trails were a little wet because of the snow a few weeks ago.. but it didnt really matter

we found the best spot ever to eat lunch almost at the top of the mountain with a beautiful view

found a small patch of snow that hadn't melted yet and amanda and i made a little snowman to put on top of one of the cairnes for hikers to enjoy on their way up the mountain.

the wind was ripping on top of the mountain.. maybe 50 mph?? its pretty amazing and the view from the top of a mountain on a nice day really puts things into perspective and makes you realize what is really important in life.

wind blown and happy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

shitty graffetti

went for a walk in down town plymouth the other day..walked along this jetti and was surprised that people paint all over everything and make something so nice look like shit.. but i always enjoy some shitty artwork.


never stop skanking!!

lady gaga was here

new bedford up in this bytch!

go out of your way to make your surrounding look like trash...because we all know its better to look at something ugly than beautiful...

bus life

after not having the bus for the entire summer.... its back in action! to celebrate i decided to give it a fresh paint job.  big thank you to my friend lindsey for giving me a hand painting it while she was in new england visiting. i was getting sick of the color blue and all the hippie stuff painted all over it..

did some exploring all over new england last week.. felt like i drove back and forth across it multiple times. found trees to walk on

lindsey was here

saw the daily grinders

rode some motocross

and quads

taking the dog for a walk

lots of bus dialing to be had before a long voyage.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

motox rox

getting some dirt bike riding in before i head south.. bike is dialed!!