got some pictures here...
a visual timeline, disjointed and sprawling...
thats right, i said bike slappies.
my brother came to town. i had a week off work [with paid time off - how adult of me] to hang out and explore reno with cole. hecka stoked.
we werent up there for mammals... i had been hyping this mountain as being COVERED, PLASTERED, INFESTED by lizards.
we saw 4
im all "damn bro you see that hawk over there?"
i didnt plan that. bloggin dude, shit just happens.
"im glad youre home"
"thanks babe. lets get some dinner."
or something. watch nature.
cole brought his gnarly nikon cam with the 1.2 lens. fuck. i got to shoot a roll in it. nice machine [the one he was holding in the lizard photo - forget what model].
well, i was thinkin... sleep in... go to antique stores...
...i think thats it.
such a solid plan.
the postal service played at grand sierra resort. thats initially what convinced cole to come to reno, which is fuckin rad. we rode to gsr and while he was at the show i lurked the hotel, ate macaroons, used the wifi on coles laptop, and, inevitably, met up with chris. he was there to meet up with his friend lindsay, who needed a ride home. she recently tore off her arm snowboarding, but is in unusually high spirits. i had to take her photo because she had a 13 shirt on.
we met up with mark norris, who fucking surfs the truckee river
shooting on coles nikon with another old dumb lens, a wobbly 200mm
we got extreme at my favorite bank to ledge spot in stead.
it got dark and then we ended up skating a fresh spot - a completely dry curb...
we did stalls for an hour...
it was the most fun ive had in a long time.
this is the stupid lens i was talking about. mounted to my regular pentax was a 50mm pentacon lens from my first slr, the praktica - or is it practika? i used this m42 screw mount to pentax k mount adaptor, which in theory is a rad idea, but throws all your focusing off, somehow... again, i dont know anything about lenses... so yeah, a bunch of soft images.
but the moves are sharp. cant believe c-ham was popping switch into tailstalls, etc after not skating for a year. what the fuck man get out there and rip!
we all ripped, got experimental, got stupid. new moves and good humor. essentially drove to golden valley to skate a completely dry [yet virgin] curb perpendicularly. gotta love skateboarding.