Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

gear prep

Been really busy filling orders and trying to get my own gear in line for the beach ride. The unique nature of the trip calls for a lot of gear tinkering and since I want to not be as miserable as I was on Unimak.

The bike, rack added, disk up front, 22-20,22 gearing (yes 1:1!). Still have to take off the 30 t and put something more sacrificial as a bash guard.

Water proof camera case and bear spray bungee..

Hardrocks with mini-gaiters sewn on:

Dry bags and Dry bag & padded video camera case (stoked about this one!):

New Extension for my pack, the old 1.1oz Silnylon one died after 2 years and an encounter with a ski edge. This one should last much longer. Pack weight is only 23 oz without the frame sheet and lid which I'm not bringing:

Saving the best for last - The Malden windpro Fleece Ninja hoodie:

On another note I picked up some side work the last few days working as an assistant - safety for a commercial on the Mat Glacier. It was crazy. Euro clients with lots of money, Model / Actresses from L.A. $100,000 packpacks with motion picture lenses in them. Fun, hectic work for sure... Mt. Everest in Alaska..

Thursday, August 07, 2008

New Blog

The coast ride blog is up:

link here

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Cat out of the bag

Ok I'll get out with it.
I'm in big time gear up mode for the finale of this summer's trips. The cumulation of putting the pieces together.

The Lost Coast.

In about 2 weeks Dylan and I are heading to Yakutat to try the first bike traverse of the beaches of the Gulf Coast of AK to Cordova in Prince William Sound. We are starting in Yakutat and going to try to cross 300 miles of Beaches, Big Rivers, Huge bays, calving glaciers, and big surf.

Go to Google earth and search "Cordova AK", then Yakutat AK, and you can see how totally straight forword this expedition is going to be ;)

Things like the Hubbard Gab, Sitkagi Bluffs, Icy Bay, and the Copper River Delta.

Pugsley's, packrafts and some of the most wild and Beautiful coastline in the world.

So stay tuned, I might borrow a Spot Beacon to track our progress. Seems to be the trendy thing to do these days.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Hang time

Caught some big air the other day...

Friday, August 01, 2008

Go Team Go!

Hell yeah,
Chris Plesko is well on his way to kicking some serious butt in the Colorado Trail Race on a Rigid Singlespeed. Nice work Chris, super stoked for you!

Fellow Alaskan tough guy Jeff Oatley is rocking house in second place and I'm sure local super hero Pete Basinger is in there somewhere close too.

Way to go Guys, thanks for choosing my gear to throw down with!