All posts tagged Vermont

  • A Snapshot of Bike Recycle Vermont


    Here’s a great short piece looking into Bike Recycle Vermont, what they do and the people in the community they’re connecting with. Shout-out to my old roommate and good friend Dan Hock! Miss you guys…and Vermont.

     

  • Chef’s Skate Plaza Vermont – Blotto Photto

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    If you’ve ever been to Vermont and know a thing or two about skateboarding, you’re familiar with the scarcity of skate spots. Between the brutal winters and the topography of the city, you’re pretty hard-pressed to find a decent plaza to skate, let alone some smooth concrete.

    Chef, a lifelong skateboarder and construction extraordinaire, built a little skate plaza just south of Burlington about 7 years ago. This summer a bunch of my buddies back home took a few trips to skate Chef’s plaza and Blotto went along to document the sessions.

    Blotto also wrote a pretty solid piece over at Manfrotto, so you’ll have to head over there to see more photos of this plaza and get the scoop. While you’re at it, make sure to have a look at some of Blotto’s photos.

  • best ever commercial


    Kyle Burroughs, another good homie from Vermont, has been working on a new project showcasing the skate scene back home titled Best Ever. I truly believe that it’ll be the best ever too…because what’s better than watching a video of all your best friends skating? Here’s Kyle’s second commercial for the video, hopefully dropping soon.

    -Brian

  • Monster Mash IV – Burlington, Vermont

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    poster by Kyle Sauter

    A couple of my best buds and co-conspirators back in Vermont are putting on the 4th (nearly) annual Monster Mash race. Being semi-homesick and nostalgic towards Burlington, my home of seven years, seeing the invite to the race this morning has already made my day. Even though I won’t be able to make it as I’m still in Shanghai, I’ll definitely be there in spirit and hope to follow along via Snapchat/Instagram. Anyway, enough about how I miss these guys and good ‘ole VT…here are the vitals:

    All hallows gather on the eve of the eve. After a year on the lam MONSTER MASH is back! And back with a VENGEANCE. 

    Meet: 30 Bright St. in the shadows of the loading docks
    Registration: 6pm – 7pm
    Race: 7:15pm
    Finish and after party @ Artsriot
    $5 or $20
    (Wear a costume)

    RSVP on Facebook

    If you’ve ridden this race in the past you may be familiar with the AlleyCat format we have adhered to. This year we promise you some of the same with a few twists lurking in the shadows. Monster Mash IV will be more about the trick and the treat. Don’t make any assumptions; you won’t know what’s coming around the corner.

    Registration will begin at 6pm with a mass start just after 7pm. Bring $5 to race or $13 if you want a t-shirt and poster. We’re not gonna turn anyone away, but the entry fee will help cover costs of the race, treats and prizes for all. Oh, and there will be an after party at Artsriot with prizes awarded for all your favorite categories. 

    Lets be real, wear an awesome costume. It’s going to be dark and scary, so bring a light, front and rear if you got ’em. A lock is not necessary during the race unless you’re worried about leaving your bike un attended for a short period of time, however you may want to have one at the end of the race. We will have a car at the start, and can shuttle your lock and other nicknacks to the end for you. 

    MARK THE DATE IN YOUR LITTLE BLACK BOOK, INVITE YOUR FRIENDS, AND GET READY TO RIDE N RACE.

    If you’ve come out in the past, you know you’re in for a good time. Check out some photos and whatnot from past years here: Monster Mash Archives

    -Brian

  • Beast Coasters 4.1 – Saxon Hill in Essex, VT


    As if I didn’t miss mountain biking and Vermont enough before…The latest from Beast Coasters has me wishing I was ripping beer laps at Saxon Hill with the homies. Here’s Issac Allair, Adam Morse and Jordan Newth getting their shred on in good ‘ole Essex, Vermont.
    -Brian

  • Best Ever Trailer – Vermont Skateboarding Video by Kyle Burroughs


    Ah man, seeing this makes me miss Vermont even more. Seriously. Kyle Burroughs – one of my good homies and a crazy talented skateboarder, is working on a full-length skate video titled “Best Ever”. It’s featuring a bunch of my buddies from back in Burlington and is set to come out at the end of October. I cannot wait to see the full video and pick up a copy for myself when I’m back home visiting. Who knows, I might even have a trick or two in it!

    Check back for more in “Best Ever” and some info on where you can pickup merch. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer and check out some more skateboarding related posts while you’re at it.

    -Brian

  • Blotto: Skateboarding on Stowe Mountain With Kyle Burroughs

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    My good friend Kyle Burroughs has been busy filming for a new skate video coming out of Vermont, titled: “Bestevermont”. He, Stephen and our buddy / world-renowned photographer, Blotto, recently took a little hike up Stowe and captured these amazing photos. Kyle’s got some of the best style and pop in the game…I can’t wait to see how his video turns out this Fall. Hopefully I’ll have a clip or two in it also!

    Kyle is also a certified raw nutritionist and has an amazing chocolate company based out of Burlington, VT called Wholey Cacao. I couldn’t give a stronger recommendation to give his products a try.

    Thanks to The Good Life for the photos. Be sure to check out the rest of the set too!

    -Brian

  • Hemetic Trading Co. – Kickstarter | Made in USA Backpacks & More


    Some of my friends from back in Burlington have a great thing going on. As you probably know, I’m a big proponent for American-made goods; even more so when my friends are involved. Hemetic Trading Company is doing it right.

    It’s well known that there are tons of brands out there pushing out products taking classic design cues from popular American brands, that catch is that they’re often adorned with a “made in China” tag. Hell, I’m more aware of it now more than ever after moving to China 3 months ago. You can literally buy a knockoff of anything you want here, and the quality is terrible. Even worse, many of these imitations are stitch-by-stich ripping off products that took blood, sweat, tears and countless passionate hours to create.

    So if you’re like me and want to support quality, honest and original products, do me a favor and help my buddies at Hemetic out over at their Kickstarter. They’re putting up some pretty amazing gifts for your support.

    To show them love, head over to the Hemetic Trading Co. Kickstarter and give what you can! Keep up the amazing work guys!

    -Brian