All posts tagged Vermont

  • 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

  • The Worble “From The Borders” on Thrasher Magazine


    Like nature? Want to see one of the most refreshing skateboarding videos out there? Then my buddies at The Worble have you covered. I bought a copy of “From The Borders” back in Vermont and took it along with me on my move to Shanghai and have shown it so countless people since being here; everyone was completely blown away.

    Gems like this don’t go unnoticed for long. Check out the Thrasher Magazine for the full feature of The Worble’s “From The Borders”. Enjoy.

    -Brian

  • Beast Coasters 3 at Talent Skatepark


    Talent Skatepark holds bike night every Monday from 6-9 PM and while I’ve never been myself, this video is proof that it’s populated with good people and good times. Shoutout to JP and the rest of the bike dudes in the latest Beast Coasters.

    I sure do miss Vermont and nightly sessions at Talent…

    -Brian

  • Beast Coasters: Bicycle Nightcycle at Talent Skatepark & Shop


    It’s nice to see some BMX footage coming from Talent Skatepark. I probably spend at least 3 nights a week at this place during the winter months, but never Mondays; that’s bike night. The Beast Coasters grabbed a couple clips a few weeks back on a Monday night, so don’t miss this quickie! Nice alley-oop in the second clip by my buddy JP Agorrea.

    -B

  • Global Fat Bike Day: December 7th Ride at Old Spokes Home

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    Yep, you read that correctly. This Saturday December 7th has been declared “Global Fat Bike Day” and since my friends at Old Spokes love fat bikes so much, they’ve decided to hold a little ride this Saturday at 8:00 am leaving from the shop located at 322 N. Winooski Ave here in Burlington, VT. Head over to the Facebook event for more info!

    Oh yes, isn’t this artwork from Michael Tonn amazing?

    -B

  • The Great Turkey Chase Part 6 Recap

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    Pardon me for the lack of updates this past week. As I write this, I’m sitting in the Cleveland Airport awaiting my flight back to Burlington and figured I should let you know what’s been going on.

    Last Sunday was the 6th installment of The Great Turkey Chase, an alley-cat style food drive similar to Cranksgiving, put on by Liam Griffin each year. This was my 4th year riding and probably my favorite yet!

    We had 26 riders come out this year; despite the 20-degree weather with a 7-degree windchill, 30 MPH winds and a couple inches of snow, everyone finished the race and we ended up collecting about 600 pounds of food and 18 turkeys for the Vermont Food Shelf. Not bad!

    I woke up Sunday morning in a bit of a confused state, and after seeing some new snow on the ground I decided that it’d be a great idea to ride my mountain bike for the race that’s 95% on sealed roads. My ‘cross bike would have been perfect, but as I said, my ability to make logical decisions that morning was laughable…

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  • The Great Turkey Chase, Part 6

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    It’s that time of year again! Get ready for The Great Turkey Chase, Part 6 coming up a week from today here in Burlington, VT on Sunday, November 24. While many choose to race the route, as always, it’s open to all bikes and levels of fitness. The goal here is to collect food for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.

    Important Details:

    • Meet at Maglianero on 11/24 at 11:00 am.
    • Bring $15, a lock, helmet and bag. All money will be used for food donation purchases.
    • Bring any bike, your wife/husband/significant other/kids/friends/anyone and have a great time!
    • RSVP on Facebook

    HUGE thanks to Liam for putting this event on every year! It’s been such a fun race. I haven’t been riding much lately since I’ve been injured and just took a vacation, but I’ll be out cruising either way and you should be too!

    -B