Saturday, June 30, 2012

Bike rides with friends

Spur of the moment pedaling. Beautiful.  We left the shop the other day to go swimming. When we got to the cars, sleeper pulled out the launch ramp and started riding his bike up walls.

That got us stoked so we played a game of bike on this...
That got us even more stoked, so we pedaled down the street and did wall rides over each other.
and together.
ride bikes with friends.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Bus party

It feels good to be living in the bus again. Rollin' in the wind and sleeping where i'm parked. We cooked a big taco dinner the other night on the side of the road in Pawtucket. They seemed extra delicious.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jet Skiing

Last year I entered in a little "best summer" challenge with some friends. Basically, whoever has the best summer, wins. Of course we all know that it doesn't matter what you do with your time. As long as you enjoy yourself, you won.
   BUT, I have a pretty good chance of winning this year because I just spent the first day of sunmmer eating pizza and riding a the same time!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I'd like to say that everyone enjoys a nice cannonball, But the truth is, they are probably used more to piss people off than get people stoked. I'm a cannonballer. I'm the guy that hits the diving board and soaks the table with the cake on it at a little kids birthday party.
 How can you not love that giant splash of water?

  push your friend off a boat and have someone take a picture of it. They thought they had the last laugh, but by the time i hit the water I was in a ball and sending up a tidal wave to soak them.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

cooking out

Git Buck!

I love me a nice back yard cook out. Especially when there is a pool, a ping pong table, dogs galore, and a bunch of friends. But the all time greatest thing about zach's cookout, was that I whooped his ass like 10 times straight in ping pong. Granted, he might have been drinking beers since 10AM, and I wasn't, but I'll take an undefeated day of pong however I can get it. My Czech Ping Pong Mr. Miyagi,Paul, has taught me well.

We cooked a whole bunch of food on the grill. I went out to the bus and whipped up some potatoes chopped up in tin foil with some of the Basil and Thyme I've been growing in the bus.

The Zombie dogs were trying to get some.

Man do I love cook outs.

     - The Champ

Friday, June 22, 2012

Scuba Diving

I went scuba diving once before, and it was a failure. I panicked and spent the time on the boat instead of on the bottom of the ocean. Last week my friend Jimmy asked me to give it a second try. With a feeling of having to overcome my fear of breathing underwater, and a curiosity for what's underneath the boats I spend time on, I gave it a second try.

The worst part about scuba diving, is having to shave my beard off so the mask doesent leak. The good part about it though, is that you get to catch lobsters with your hands and eat them for breakfast. Although I was too nervous to grab this big guy with my bare hands, Jimmy was nice enough to grab him and throw him in the bag for us to eat.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Circuit BMX

I'll be working at the shop this weekend. Helping Vic through another busy sale day. Come down and watch me beat everyone in Mortal Kombat. Cubby will be waiting for you by the door.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bus Mods - operation road kitchen

The second project on the bus, was the "kitchen" area. I am sick of having to wash my dishes with a wet rag, so i built some cabinets and a counter top, and installed a sink. I threw a water tank underneath with a pump that runs off a spare battery underneath the bus, that will be hooked to a solar panel on the roof.

I built some book/plant shelves for the end of the cabinet.

and dialed it all in with some cabinet doors, and a shelf on the wall

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Trail life

I love the solitude of being in the woods alone.

but its just as good to have great people surrounding you.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Beach house weekends

Drove the bus out to Little Compton, Rhode Island, to hang out with some friends for a night. When I showed up to the house, Jake was soaking in an outdoor bath tub,drinking a Mojito.

I had to jump in the other one.

We juggled.

we played pool

we juggled and hula hooped while balancing on some weird seesaw.

I love having a good time with all of my friends. Thank you Jake,Laura,and Hazel for the good times.

the funniest thing in the world - Jokes

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Bus. getting it ready for The Endless Summer

This past winter, changed my life. The spontaneity of buying a plane ticket to Austin and then taking a bus ride to NYC instead of getting on the plane,packing into a van with 7 of my friends and driving up and down the east coast meeting great people, flying to San Francisco on a whim, and staying for months, jumping in a van with 3 friends and driving from california to virginia,then getting on a sailboat and sailing from Maryland to Maine. Third eye open.

      The crazy winter, made me want to get the bus dialed and get on the road with no destination for a while. The Endless Summer.  Unfortunately, living on the road out of a back pack for 3 months, left me run down and disheveled. Close to broke with a laundry list of things i would need money for.
 First thing first was to get it back on the road. Backed up taxes,insurance,registration,a suspended license I didnt know about... $800.00. I worked at the boat yard for a few weeks and saved up enough to get it on the road. Next was to start building a new bed that would sit above the veggie tanks.

After sleeping on floors and couches, in trees, mel's 5 year old sons bed,and who knows where else, It feels really really good to have my own bed again.

Monday, June 11, 2012


FBM just posted all my "B-Roll" footage from the new video.  Can't wait to do some more trips. North East Trails trip soon?

Eric Hennessey -Thousand Yard Stare from FBM BMX on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Boat ride dinners

Oh how I love grabbing some delicious seafood, jumping on my friends boat with them and their Puggle, and having some dinner out on the beautiful Cape Cod coast. The Puggle was looking oh so cool.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Vermont weekend (part 5)

 The rest of my last day in Vermont, was spent riding bikes and swimming  with friends.
Went to a mini ramp by a river. It was falling apart but we still made the best of it. Played fetch with Ziggy for a while in the river. I found a stick that sank and he would find it under water and stick his whole head under to grab it. I love that Wolf.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Vermont Weekend (part 4)

Woke up and watered the Garden. Beautiful. And then we took a 4 wheeler ride to check out the rest of the land. Rivers, a mountain top cabin, an interesting round thing made out of logs... Paradise in the middle of no where.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Vermont Weekend (The Garden)

The one thing I told myself I would do this summer, is plant a garden. I had a girl friend who's mom had  gardens all over her back yard, that I think about all the time almost ten years later. The downside to living on the road in a bus, I don't have a yard of my own to plant a garden. I told Shawn my predicament and we came to the perfect conclusion.... Plant a garden in Vermont,together,and I will go back up there in a month or so when I finish the bus, to enjoy it .

Friday, June 1, 2012

Vermont Weekend (part 2)

Woke up laying next to Ziggy. We took a 4 wheeler ride to check out some of the back yard. I couldn't believe my eyes.  There was the beginning stages of a 9,000 sq ft skatepark. Shawn and his friend have been busting their asses to build his dream ramp.