Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday at Longview, WA



Here are a few photos and videos of a sand track I went to with my buddy Nick in Longview Washington today. It was a little cold when we got there but once we got the blood flowing on the track we were good to go. Fun times!






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Friday, November 23, 2007

Snow Day #1

Today Andy and I were able to head up to Meadows. Today was their first day open and they had 2 lifts running. It was a little on the crowded side and the lines were somewhat long, but Andy and I were able to weasel our way through it and get some good turns and rail session.




The only video we got, not enough speed though....
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Snow Day 11/20/2008

Today Andy and I went up to Mt Hood in the afternoon for a late snow sesh. Following are photos of the happenings. It was pretty fun and they had a lot of snow, probably a few good feet.





















I liked this photo of Andy, the sun through the fog was cool.





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Sunday, November 18, 2007

HINDSIGHT PART DEUX


Yesterday I went to Hindsight again. Before I went to the track I went to Motosport (not the mailorder one, but one of their satalite shops)and looked around because it was close to the track. They had some cool stuff like a brand new 06 CRF 250 for 3999! a few of their Team Motosport supercross race bikes for sale, and really good deals on merchandise just like in theor catalog. I met my new MX buddy Nick there and we rode for a few hours.





"wow that one light bulb is a 80 watt not a 100 watt like they are suppost to be"


Traffic Jam



Rollin Solo


This Kid hounded me for like 4 laps. It was a fun battle, and of course you always have to give the ever so popular "thumbs up".

Saturday, November 17, 2007

A few things I have noticed.

I have noticed 2 things in the past week. I have always noticed them but I decided to write about them briefly.

1st- is I really love it when people wave to me in their car. Since I do a lot of driving I am in the car a lot and deal with the every day quirks that go along with driving. Example: I was waiting at a light and the traffic was backed up. A woman in a van was coming out of the parking lot at Fred Meyer, I let her into the flow of traffic, she rolled down her window and gave me the well known "Thanks" wave, It made me feel good. I know it is something very simple but I like it.

2nd- People in general use certain words or numbers in conversations to their advantage. Example: I was speaking to a person and they said "oh well they live in co-habitation". So they try to use words that don't sound nearly as bad as "Adultery" or as Dr. Laura would say "a paid hooker". Also with numbers like money and time, if something costs a lot and they want to make it sound like they didn't pay an arm and a leg for the item. Real price: $3,300. "Oh Ya it was like 3 grand". Or with time, if someone drives for 8 hrs, "oh ya it was around 6 hrs". why do we do this? Why do we try and make things sounds like they are not quite as bad as they really were? Hmmmmmm

One last though I LOVE to work the system. And I HATE paying retail for most things. I have several examples like the time I went to the X-Games in L.A. with a few friends and didn't have tickets to get into the Freestyle Motocross Finals, we scoured the grounds outside the stadium for any chance to get in. Finally I came across a Latino Woman that had a bunch of tickets and was just handing them out. She didn't understand any English so I helped her out. 10 mins later I had earned the lady 180 bucks, we all got in for free and had 60 bucks cash to show for my effforts. ALTHOUGH the most recent occurance was I reallywanted a certain pair of snowboard pants for the upcoming season and could not find them anywhere! I found them online. They had one pair left. I talked to a buddy and he expressed the fact that he had recieved an email from the same online store a few weeks ago for 20% off one item but had deleted it. I called the store saying I had received an email from them with a coupon but had deleted it. She was simpathetic that I come across such an unfortunate ordeal and went ahead and processed the order.......with 20% off.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sunny 2 weeks straight in Portland???

So it has been sunny for what seems like forever but in reality has been 2 weeks, this is pretty rare for this time of year here in the pacific Northwest, but I'm not complaining. Although I am ready for the snow up on Mt Hood for the season to start. This week was pretty good , work was steady, Andy and I had a training mtg. for a new company named Orthohelix we picked up that specializes in Titanium foot and ankle plates.






Friday we too had a good day as there were several cases going on with Dr's using a variety of out products.


My dad was in town for the entire week. it was good to have him here. I think he really enjoyed himself. He spent the majority of time here at the house sending time with the boys. We went and played tennis 2 afternoons which is always a fun time. I also moved into my apt. It's a cozey place, nothing too spectacular but basically a place to lay my head.



Today I went to a MX Track in Longview Washington http://www.longviewmx.com/track-photos.html with a guy I met a few weeks ago. He is a nice guy and works at a local TV sation so I told him to give the weatherman a piece of my mind. (read the following) It was suppost to rain according to the weather man here but upon waking up blue skies greeted my brown eyes. So instead of hitting up an indoor track we decided on Longview. They have 2 motocross tracks, one dirt and one sand, beachfront riding and 300 acres. The Dirt Track was too muddy to ride so we headed to the Sand Track, sand is something I have never ridden in on a track before. After a while I kind of got the hang of it. By the end of our trip I was feeling great on the track and having an awesome time. The ruts were great you could just slam the bike in there and pin it.










Sunday, November 4, 2007

I'm on T.V.

Here is a link to a T.V. show named "At Your Leisure". The last week I was in Utah they came and to the local motocross track and filmed for an upcoming episode. At your leisure is a Utah based TV show that runs on channel 4 every Sunday morning and night. Their focus is basically anything that is related to the outdoors. My Buddy Todd Kohler helps produce the show and asked me if I wanted to be part of that episode. Of course I said for sure! Here is a link.