A few weekends ago Yosuke, Joel, Ramin and I went mountain biking in the mountains west of Redwood City. Skeggs Point. It was awesome. Some epic single track and Yosuke knows those trails inside and out...outstanding guide. He even loaned me a bike (RIP bright orange Klein -- stolen from me way back in college). It was a great time, great workout, and a fantastic outdoor activity on a flat, waveless weekend day. Good times.
But, could somebody please tell Danny MacAskill to stop following me? I mean, I just watched his video below, and...every single move he does...exact carbon copies of my moves on Sunday! It's uncanny! From the 360 flip I launched off the redwood tree at the bottom of Resolution Trail, to the 30 foot drop I bombed off that rock outcropping at Manzanita...they're all there! I give him credit for putting together an entertaining, well choreographed, very watchable video...but next time, Danny, come up with your own moves, ok?
Seriously now though -- insane video. Watch the whole thing. Unbelievable.
Nice to see him wearing a helmet. Good influence for the kids.
Just back from a quick weekend +1 trip to San Diego, got home late Mon night. Surf report: Scripps, WindanSea, Blacks, something by Bird Rock, Trestles.
Good times, likely just a couple weeks too early for the full trunking it experience, surfed some in boardies and 2-1 top, but mainly 3-2 temps.
To the place serving food on PB beachwalk, wow, that really is a lot of plastic you throw away every day! Something to think about. Ramin and co, not happy campers. (update: More info:) We mentioned it to the server and you could tell she felt bad about it. But they're a small little place, that actually does very brisk business, and as such they have no space (nor time) for an actual dishwasher. So as sad as it is, and really indicative of the throw-away culture that still prevails, it is cheaper for them to throw away the plates/glasses/silverware EVERY SINGLE TIME one person uses it. Seriously, that is BAGS upon BAGS of plastic trash they are going through every single day. The place bills themselves as a healthy food option -- depends whose health you're talking about -- healthy for our bodies perhaps, but certainly not healthy for our environment. Long story short: another consideration when choosing a restaurant. Does the food look good, AND, do the plates look good?
Dodge Durango drinks a ton of gas. But works well as Haole Hauler 2.0. Five dudes, Five boards, Five bags, all inside.
Surfari in PB/Mission Beach...good place to rent some higher quality boards. Rented a 6'3 x 21 x 2 5/8 from there for the three days. Hooked us up a bit and let us return it after closing time on Monday too, allowing for time to get up to California classic Trestles and back.
Horace the Pig lives in Santa Cruz the bay area. He likes to hang out in the sunshine, entertain weekend guests, eat leftovers, protect the board shed, and most of all: hold open the screen door. He really is a very polite, considerate pig.