PDX

•October 9, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I went to Portland last weekend to visit a friend and attend a snowboard swap. It was an awesome trip and I had the chance to check out some new places.

We first celebrated Oktoberfest at Prost.

Sorry. No Lederhosen.

Sorry. No Lederhosen.

The next day my friend and I drove to Mt Hood and the Timberline Lodge. Unfortunately, Mt Hood was covered in clouds and it was soooooooo windy at the lodge.

It's kinda windy.

It’s kinda windy.

Inside the lodge.

Inside the lodge.

WPA at its finest!

WPA at its finest!

Hey, it's Elsa!

Hey, it’s Elsa!

Only you can shred on two planks.

Only you can shred on two planks.

The next day we went to the Saturday Market and went to one of my favorite breweries.

The famous sign.

The famous sign.

Yes, please.

Yes, please.

Are you hops or barley?

Are you hops or barley?

SEA

•August 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment
This view never gets old.

This view never gets old.

Montana

•July 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment
The drive to Montana is soooooo long.

The drive to Montana is soooooo long.

We made it!

We made it!

Let's do some farm work.

Let’s do some farm work.

Shotgun(s).

Shotgun(s).

Time to get dirty.

Time to get dirty.

Cows

Cows

Cooling off in McDonald Lake.

Cooling off in McDonald Lake.

Not a bad view, eh?

Not a bad view, eh?

Where Post Creek feeds into McDonald Lake.

Where Post Creek feeds into McDonald Lake.

GoPro Todd

GoPro Todd

GoPro Dad

GoPro Dad

GoPro Kris

GoPro Kris

#2

#2

#3

#3

Rez style SUP

Rez style SUP

Brothers

Brothers

Todd and Anna

Todd and Anna

More dogs than people.

More dogs than people.

#happy

#happy

Bitterroot on the Bison Range.

Bitterroot on the Bison Range.

Family

Family

Damn straight!

Damn straight!

117th Arlee Celebration

117th Arlee Celebration

Meanwhile back in Seattle...

Meanwhile back in Seattle…

 

 

Let’s go Hawks!

•May 31, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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The Original Fatty

•April 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Here’s my current Fatbob lineup:

Fatbob top

Fatbob bottom

I’m still looking for the orange/yellowish 147 that matches the three boards on the left. I think that will complete the lineup from 1994/1995, but I’m not sure…

Gnu Concept

•March 23, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Here’s the first snowboard that I ever owned. A Gnu Concept. Made in Washington around 1987/1988. If I remember correctly my aunt and uncle gave this snowboard to my brother and me for Christmas one year. My uncle said he moved to Seattle in 1990 and so we must have received this board sometime after that.

Gnu

Gnu base

A couple guys helped me piece the Elfgen 911 bindings back together. I was missing one of the tongues, a strap, and one buckle. The tongues that I found were brand new.

Elfgen 911

I know I posted this picture before, but it is one of the few pictures that I have with this snowboard.

Discovery

He’s baaaaaaaaaack!

•March 18, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I was recently able to track down one of my most beloved snowboards from my youth. Yep, a K2 Fat Bob 166.

K2 Fat Bob 166

K2 Fat Bob 166

I originally purchased this model at Bob Ward & Sons in Missoula in the early 90s, and rode it all over Lookout Pass, Snowbowl, Lost Trail, Big Mountain, etc, etc. He even ventured across the pond with me when I was an exchange student in Switzerland in 1996/1997.

He met an unexpected and untimely demise at Corviglia in Switzerland; an edge blew out. K2 was awesome and replaced him with another Fat Bob, which I still have.

I found this green monster on eBay and it is in amazing shape! Now if only I could find my plaid/wool snowboard outfit to go with it…

Big Mountain

Big Mountain

While on the subject of my youth, I’m still trying to track down the second snowboard that I ever had. It was a Gnu Lil Black Bas. I believe it was around a 162 and was made in 1993/1994.

Gnu Lil Black Bas

Gnu Lil Black Bas

Bas graphics

Bas graphics

Photos and a little blurb about my first snowboard coming soon. In the meantime, here’s a little teaser:

1987/1988...

1987/1988…

Finally, I’m also looking for some skis that I used to have. All of them were mounted with telemark bindings, although some of them weren’t strictly tele skis.

The pair that I first learned on were my friend’s. They were mounted with Riva Classics and Voile releasable bindings. The boots were leather Scarpas, which the same friend gave to me as a gift. Unfortunately, we both dearly regret the fact that he sold them after I used them. They were Kazama Outbacks, 195 cm with a white topsheet.

Kazama Outback 195

Kazama Outback 195

The second pair of telemark skis that I had were Atomic Telecarvs. I can’t remember the exact length. They were mounted with Rainey Superloops.

Atomic Telecarv

Atomic Telecarv

I also had a pair of Atomic 10ex, 191cm skis.

Atomic 10ex

Atomic 10ex

So…if you happen to have a Gnu Lil Black Bas or any of these skis, please drop me a line.