Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cranking and Cruizin'...

Striking a balance in this kind of life can be difficult, but I have an awesome governer in Jenn. We were fighting mother nature too much and she called it out. So now instead of dread when it snows we are able to smile. Jenn is really learning how to snowboard well, which secures we will spend next Winter out west and not bother with this whole building in the middle of Winter thing.

So, what is on the docket next? We are still waiting to hear on the very next project, but taxes and selling the moto have us covered until the beginning of April. Then, we build a Pumptrack for North Augusta, check us out on Facebook to see the press release, then we either come back up to NC to finish the Green's or if things get crazy, we may have to go down to FL. Then, the IMBA World Summit, follwed by a trip into the Midwest, That will get us to June...After that? Here we go again.

How are we in the looming shadow of a busy build season...GREAT! I hit the first stair gap and over rail gap on a street ride in years, I guess the riding is coming back. Why is it coming back you wonder? What is the secret to getting back on the horse? SNOWBOARDING!! I forgot after not cruising for five years that it was my balance in Winter...any of the people reading this, if you have buddies that drive cats in Winter, I want to try that shi$!! I think I could really enjoy that.

If you haven't ever ridden in the Winter you won't understand that SNOW IS GOD! It is amazing to experience it. The east coast has had the best Winter I ever remember, and now I can relax and enjoy it. Next year I hope the Winter smiles on Cali. We will see.

Until then, turns and waiting for the insanity to begin.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Well, as you can see, Jenn and I have been keeping ourselves busy with extracurricular activities these last few days. The weather has been awesome and the snow has been better than I have ever seen it around here.

With no money coming in right now because of the snow, we have to get a little creative to save some dough, Jenn made some great chili and we have been reheating it in true tailgate fassion.

Today, is trying to get ahead in some office work, then back up on the hill tomorrow and maybe over the weekend as well. The weather seems like it is making a turn and if it does, we will jump back on the Green's. Until then it is finalizing contracts on three other very exciting projects and getting ready for build season to start.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Snowed OUT...

We pulled the rental machine off the mountain and will have to get back to the project in April after a couple instramental projects, I hope to announce in the next week or so. We will be snowborading and doing little odds and ends while we wait for the next project to start. I am thinking quite a bit about selling my 2001 DRZ400 as well. Get in touch if you are interested. I hope to get some blue bird day photos on the blog in the next couple days. Everyone, enjoy what mother nature is giving you and take advantage of great seasons.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Skillz to pay the billS

Yesterday, we had our last meeting at the USNWC in Charlotte to discuss the creation of a Mountain Bike Skillz Hill, this will be a super cool project and one that will be a big benefit to the local community, but we are still waiting for the final Green Light, but it is all in their hands now, keep your fingers crossed. These photos show some of the terrain and meeting with a few of the locals to finalize design ideas.

Today, we head to the Green's to cut the machine out of the woods, we will most likely pull it for a few weeks and see how the rest of my projects and the weather comes together. I feel like with a real good couple of weeks we could get finished, but right now this isn't our Winter M.O. So, pull the machine to lower their overall machine rental costs, get all of the projects coming down the pipe lined up and then welcome the spring. Let Mr. Toads wild ride begin.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Digging in the snow...

Well, we got back up to the Green's to actually get some work done today. I wanted to see how it was cuttin' in about two-three inches of snow. Actually wasn't too bad. In the last few feet of the day though we got into some gnarly rock and I needed to do a bit of chainsaw work, but alas the saw was broken, so home we came. I took apart the saw and of course the problem relates to some $1.50 spring that won't be here until the end of the week, so it looks like I will be felling a big adze tree with a two bit ax later this week...j.o.y...It looks like a nasty day tomorrow, but hope to get back up there on Wednesday. Until then enjoy some snowtos.

Friday, February 5, 2010

F#@! this F#@!ing Weather !!!

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Ok, so it has been quite a while since the last post, it has been a whole week since we worked. Why, snowed in, we had to wench ourselves up to the top of the Green's driveway on Wednesday to just try and check out the jobsite. So, how have I been filling the time? I wish I could say productively, but it seems like everytime I try, something is in the way, trying to work on a sponsorship proposal for a DJ comp, but folks have already been working on some stuff at the park, so back to square one trying to get on the same page and see if the comp will even work with the timing...Okay, so screw it I go snowboarding and proceed to bounce my face off the ice in the trees, "oh, that is why all that snow was untracked. Got it." We have pretty much been passing the time working on a puzzle and doing some reading. Today's forcast, an inch to two inches of sleet followed by half an inch of freezing rain...G*& D@!#IT !! Oh well, here is to next week. This weekend is all about housesitting for a friend and having a TV to pass the time. We don't have one at the apartment where we are staying while in town. Go Saints !!