Programmed to Slay the Pineapple – 12/19/10
Apparently its Winter, so hereâ€™s a TR
(yes, thatâ€™s my head â€“ courtesy of Dillz)
September 9th, 2010 through December 19th, 2010
Locations: The Hamptons to SF to Chicago to Kirkwood, California
Weather: Blistering Fall heat in September and October to record cold waves in November to record mank-fall in Decemberâ€¦
Some dirty dirty boards made by Moment Skisâ€¦.
And some rare skis produced by Kingswoodâ€¦
Skier666, Schralph Macchio, Obscure Reference, Obscureâ€™s buddy, Lilâ€™ 666, SF Giants, Zbo, S.P.C., SuPu, Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer, Steven S Dallas, Mild Bill, Slim, dblatto, GDS, JMetzler, and others
666, Schralph, Obscure, UCL
POV VIDEO â€“ Programming the Pineappleâ€¦
Music: Nosia – Machine Gun
TRâ€™s force me to edit digital pictures born out of digital cameras. Whether from my cell phone to a DSLR, I take pictures of stuff, and they sit in folders as data. You see, for some reason, Iâ€™m not on Facebook. So what shall I do with all these crappy images?
Here are some shots from the Fall of 2010 through present day. A lot has happened since September 9th, 2010. Not only is that the Dreamcastâ€™s 11th anniversary, but it provided a starting point to this blog.
Snow came early, then melted off a bit, then came back strong, and well, made history with Mammoth receiving 13 feet of snow in 4 days to be claimed the â€˜snowiest place on Earth.â€™
I finally ventured out after Thanksgiving just to tumble through rocks, lose a POV cam, and to tweak my back only after 5 runs. After a solid 2 weeks of rehab (beer), I ventured over Carson Spur to a place called Kirkwood on Dec 17th. The Spur of Hwy 88 closed for days after the crossing with my cat Lola and myself. The storm came in cold, then wet, and then finished cold again. As it turned out, I was able to score the awesome middle partâ€¦.lucky me.
Java Porn: Yep, caffeine and tranceâ€¦.
TR can now begin:
Off to the Hamptons for a post Labor Day weddingâ€¦perfect weatherâ€¦
Sexy $22 cocktails mmmmmmm…….
My photography gets hella crazy after that cocktail…
I think there was a wedding at a wineryâ€¦.
Followed by a nice flight home over the Central Sierrasâ€¦.
Back in SF, blue colored, extremely quiet, jets scare the living crap out of all the humans….
Take the kid to the toxic beach?
On my roof, I finally noticed that I actually live on Hwy 101….
Giants go to the World Series, so Shugs takes me to my first and only game of the yearâ€¦ha
In the meantime, it begins to snow at Mammothâ€¦
â€¦more than a dusting in Octoberâ€¦
Boreal opens prior to Halloweenâ€¦but the humans swallow all the snowâ€¦
We go to check out a real farm IN SAN FRANCISCO that has REAL pumpkins, wow!
We fly to Chicago just to see the Gridâ€¦
On our return, The Giants WIN!
Never seen Chestnut Street like this!
Shugs takes a flight to Tahoe and snaps some pics of Kirkwoodâ€¦
â€¦and of the Echo Lakesâ€¦
The child takes after his fatherâ€¦.
He pics out his first car but it wasnâ€™t in our budgetâ€¦
OMG Zbo visits SF!!!!!
And then the monster storm takes a bite out of Californiaâ€¦
Look at all those pretty colors…
Driving to work was funâ€¦.at least I got a free car washâ€¦
Obscure Reference checks in on what was going on in Olympic Valley….
Hereâ€™s a Friday night pic from a deck in Sunnyside on Friday November 19th….
Same shot from Monday November 22nd…
Instead of skiing, we find the biggest cookie in San Francisco….
Oh, and rocked out to Yo Gabba Gabba live!
Obscure takes a shot of Squallywood after the first major storm…
Him and his buddy Dax decide to walk up Alpine Ghettos for some powder turns…
â€˜how do I take off the skins?…
Dax descends into the deep…
Obscure gets obscured by the sierra cement….
On the Wednesday prior to Turkey day, Schralph gets a shot of Tyroneâ€¦.
Thanksgiving 2010 looked like this in SFâ€¦.
Friday looked like thisâ€¦
Meanwhile, Schralph, UCL, and the Crew head to Kirkwood the day that I hurt my backâ€¦
UCL attempts to high-five a treeâ€¦
UCL takes some lessons in Ski School chute….
Schralph getting after it….
That same day, dblatto and I take a romantic drive to Kirkwoodâ€¦
If I wasnâ€™t married, I would have proposed to dblatto right hereâ€¦
Above Silver Lake radnessâ€¦
Spur looking quite wintery for Novemberâ€¦
What a nice day to hurt yourself!!!!!
Did you know that guided trips through the Spur are available this season?
On the chair, but before the moguls appearâ€¦.
This guy gets first tracksâ€¦.
Dblatto gets buried after coming off the top of Wagon Wheelâ€¦..
A week later, we decide to try to locate my lost pov, test my back, and take the little guy skiing. Big FAILURE: no pov, back still hurts, and little guy gets a menacing fever. WAHOO!!!!
Ever wonder what a photo from a 2 year old looks like? Hereâ€™s an exampleâ€¦
While resting my back with codeine laced ibuprofen, a mid-week San Francisco garage mount took place with Mild Billâ€¦
Pac Man invades the Union Square xmas shopping crowdâ€¦
On December 17th, 2010 – THE PINEAPPLE ARRIVES!!!!!!!!!
I just made it to the Spur a few short hours before it was closed for 4 daysâ€¦
As Captain Solo, I just cruised around taking pov video on 6 & 10â€¦
However, as the day went on, the storm began to shows its teethâ€¦
The top of the Wall chair at 3pmâ€¦didnâ€™t reopen until Monday the 20th.
My final run on Fridayâ€¦.
Driving to Kirkwood with Slim on Saturday morning was extremely funâ€¦
Steven S Dallas asking me if I knew where he could find a good therapistâ€¦
Storm gets stormierâ€¦luckily we were able to at least score some chair 11 radness.
Steven S Dallas attempts to break-off a crownâ€¦..
Supu is back in formâ€¦.
S.P.C likes the cold smokeâ€¦
Zboâ€™s spirit lives inside all of usâ€¦.including Slimâ€¦.
S.P.C finds some mank to slayâ€¦.
On Sunday the 19th, the weather vastly improved!
Yep, still stormyâ€¦
GDS, JMetzler, and I line up for first chair on chair 5â€¦.JMetler bails after 5 minutesâ€¦
Figured the bamboo Kingswoods were in order for todayâ€¦all two mid-mountain runs of it!
The cats meowed as they compressed the pineapple powder to mp3 statusâ€¦
Carson Spur clear as a bellâ€¦.
North Truckee Road with some pineapple damageâ€¦
Of course, on my way west to the big city, I see this over the Sacramento Valley….
…in Chicago now…off to Michigan to ski some gnar gnar just below the U.P.