All posts tagged New Jersey

  • Skating The 78 Ditch – 1988

    Can’t believe I came up on this. This ditch was a 5 minute walk from the house I grew up in back in Jersey. I used to skate it all the time after somehow stumbling across it in the woods. Did some research and it appears that this ditch, along with many others along routes 78 & 22, had been skated since the 70s! For more New Jersey skateboarding history, be sure to visit The House of Steam.

    Man, I’m still so jazzed on coming across this.


  • Vacation Time

    new jersey vacation

    I’m currently at my folk’s place in New Jersey, taking a week off to reboot my mind and get in some quality relaxation. It’s been 18+ months since I’ve had anything more than a 3-day weekend, and that’s no good. What is good, however, is the stack of vacation days I still have after taking this week off.

    My original plan was to cut out of work early on Friday and high tail it down to the city for the Bonobo show with Eric. Well, things didn’t go quite as planned. Being that the weather in Vermont tends to be conveniently inconvenient, we were hit with hail, sleet and ice late Friday afternoon; killing my motivation to drive 5 hours south in the dark. So, I woke up early Saturday and hit the road at 7:30 towards New York. The afternoon was spent skating the LES skate park followed by some some salmon dancing in Times Square.

    I made my way back to Jersey yesterday morning and decided to explore all the old roads I used to ride in high school. It was nostalgic to say the least…I really miss being able to do a quick 25 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing. Anyway, I’ll be heading back up to Vermont tomorrow for the Mad Dashes and to enjoy the rest of my week off. Also, I’d like to apologize for how slow things have been around here lately – I think this week of recuperation will bring a fresh perspective to these pages.


  • Riding The Old Roads…

    Soma double cross

    Deda quattro 2 stem

    Sorry, photos from my cell-y.

    I decided to take a quick trip back to New Jersey on Wednesday to visit my folks, relax and do some riding on some of the beautiful roads we have around North-Central Jersey. I gotta say, the experience was quite nostalgic and most definitely therapeutic. I’m scheduled to start a new job on Monday and as you could imagine, I’ve had quite a bit running through my head the past week (not just anxiousness to start). So what better way to take your mind off things than by re-riding some of your favorite roads from the high school racing days? Nothing; and no prescription necessary.  I finally dialed-in the correct stack height on the Soma too, so that nub will be chopped as soon as I get back to my tools in VT.


  • Efingers at Shields Skatepark

    It’s been forever since I’ve skated Shields but I know next time I’m in Jersey I’ll make a trip; that place has something for everybody. Here’s the Efingers bmx team at Shields Skate Park.