Monday, June 29, 2009


Part 3

For some reason I have always been horrible with taking trail photos and this is a masterfully crafted shitty attempt to capture a one footed x-up by Wang. Regardless of how bad the composition, exposure, and timing is, he's blasting!  2003?

Visor, Check!

Purple bike, Check!

Flame shoes, Check!

Baby blue Geo prism, Check!

Johnny "Nice Guy" Rotten

I would have made a good pilot. Current day pic at the same spot. Mustache for the win!

I only made it to one of FBM's infamous "ghetto jams"... highlights included Cops showing up and turning around and leaving no questions asked, kids shredding bikes on/over pure death traps, and the "Una-shitter" doing what his name implies on a grind ledge with roughly 400 people in the vicinity. Epic Shit!

Monday, June 22, 2009

They're Skinny Girls with Trailer Park Asses

Old photo update part 2

So I found another old shoe box of photos in my attic mostly from 2001- 2002. After rummaging for at least an hour I came to realize just how much money I used to spend on film and lab fees. Lets just say the cost of the current items in the shoe box exceeded the cost of the shoes that originally came in the box tenfold.  Below are some favorites.

This is Dave Gross, the First time I met dave was at a contest in 1997 at the long gone and forgotten World of Wheels Skatepark located in Springville, NY (I'll post more photos from and maybe a video or two later). That was the very first time I went to a skatepark, rode ramps, and entered a contest. Dave and I had a run-in during practice He was sitting on a quarter in a smith stall looking back talking to someone. While I, with no idea of what park etiquette was, tried carving on the same quarter. Needless to say dave dropped while still looking the other way and mowed me down. Here dave is doing a smith grind on a ledge at another now closed park in Warren, PA several years later. Circa fall-winter of 2001-02.

"The man with the plastic shoes and fucked up pants". Those words could only describe one person Matt Miller. Matt used to always wear pants that were ripped half way up his leg on the drive side. They would often look like a cape when he rode. This is a really shitty photo of what was probably a really high opposite air, but the jeans in this photo were too good to pass up.

Double J, Jimmy J., Jim Johnsen, whatever you call him he's the shit, but I haven't got any new Motive shirts in quite some time. What gives? About 20 minutes before I took this in the summer of 2002, Ian and myself were trying to melt a plastic bar-end out of a pair of handle bars with a propane torch when Jim's hot old sister came home (Jim was inside the house during this time) and looked concerned and confused over why there was two strange guys using a torch, pounding on the cement with bike parts, and filming it at the same time. Lets just say there was a few seconds of awkwardness. Long Island.

Fall 2001 smith to 180. Gay shoulder positioning and a orange helmet with a jack-o-lantern painted on it... Awesome!

This is one of the photos responsible for me obtaining the nickname "Osama Bin Woodruff"... Apparently After 9-11 it became illegal to take photos of buildings, bridges, and landmarks while driving through NYC. About a week after a trip to long Island I received a phone call from an Agent Frank "something" who questioned me about having taken photos from out of my friends cars sun roof. Supposedly good Samaritan saw me taking photos and thought Ian and myself (two 19 year old white kids driving in a 1993 Acura) were terrorists plotting to blow up the Throgs neck bridge or some shit and turned in Ian's plate number. Frank asked that I mail him all the negatives that I took on the trip to his office at the FBI HQ and I never heard from him again. I'm glad I at least kept the prints. Summer 2002.

That is it for now.  Tabes.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I was cleaning last week and ran across a few boxes of old photos that have been in storage for quite sometime. Posted are some photos from 2001- 2005, a time when I drank less, rode more and had few responsibilities. I'll try to sprinkle some more of these old gems in with whatever new content for the rest of the summer. 

Team Work? Cory X-up with or without the help of Ben's bare ass. circa 2004.

Oiled up Mr. Rotten during one of a hundred photo shoots between 2003-2005.

Meat Matt. Helmet, big sprocket, loose fit pants, and you can even see some seat post. circa 2004.

Chris LaFollette, this is from sometime after cutting his dreads and before pumping up. Summer 2005?

Lastly here is a really old shot. In fact, this is from the very first roll of film I ever shot on the day I bought my current film camera. Summer of 2001 Ian K. white shoes, white ramp, red shirt, red bike bike, and I have no sense of timing.

Watch this video of Mike Sick aka. d-mud and Andy Dunning aka. crabmeat. These two have either consumed too much lead paint or they are genius'. Regardless, I found this and their previous edit quite entertaining. Look for more from these guys in the near future!

Booty got Swag interview: d-mud & crabmeat from crab meat on Vimeo.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Derby Girls?

The weekend recap in 200 words and no chronological order

Muffler/ sleep work?

-Late night truck work in the middle of the road
-stopping at a random bonfire on the side of the road to party with who might be our future selves
-having two large tents but four of the seven camping slept in the grass
-"Its a Fucking space blanket, keeps heat in/ moisture out!"

Note to self: Stand back farther you look seven feet tall

Despite the $2o entry fee and $3.25 for a can of beer (that's $19.50 a six pack for you non math people) Smiles and good times were found everywhere you look, Especially if you were the dude with the disgust-stache who brought in his own beer via this!

70 stripped down cars + 50 debris filled laps ='s 1 winner and thousands of happy spectators 

This was about all that got done on Friday... More soon!

I've been meaning to post about another blog that I was introduced to a few weeks ago that is ran by some friends of friends. If you are tried of never seeing any updates on here or if you still don't know what this blog is even about then give the Captains Memos a look see. They update daily and cover a wide array of topics, everything from unwritten rules such as THIS, to what's the deal with THIS guy, to everyones favorite topic THIS! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Only Someone with The Mind of A Child Says They'll Grow Up

So I came across the memory card from my old phone and found some great memories from 2007-2008 that I thought I would share over the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Some poor bastards car at school the day after the first snow fall... I don't miss snow.

Fellow beer drink and previous roommate Mike M.!


If you find this stuff, give it a try if not for the surprisingly good taste, then for the can... Beast beer label ever!?

Finally Mike Sick sent me this yesterday and it is quite good/funny!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Plug Me In!

Wow, so far summer has been Good, Bad, and everywhere in between during the last two weeks... 

Here's a list of the good and the bad in no particular order:

-Riding bikes

-Filming for a new video

-Living at home means not paying rent

-Working nearly full time

-$4.99 Gennese 12-packs.

-Hornell still sucks

-Pissing while your penis is still inside your pants

-New camera

-Riding ghetto bikes to the bars which are in the ghetto part of town

-Having friends who are as drunk as me

-Sleeping outside sans tent

-Waking up to being rained on because I don't own a tent

-Not being able to walk to the bars


-Random drunk day walkers

-Jumping/Falling into the lake

-This weekend's demolition derby + Camping without a tent

-East Bound & Down, "Listen you dumb, beautiful, bitch I'm about to drop some knowledge on your ass". Watch it!

Overall, I think the good things in the list out weigh the bad... 

No wonder there normally are no mirrors in mens bathrooms at bars...