We headed up to Big Bear today to catch up with Richie Conklin, talk about what he’s been up to this season and checkout this year’s Sunset Liquor and Lotto house.
Richie is one of our favorite snowboarders here at WeatherMTN and has been for a few years now. With Richie it’s always style over spinning and we can’t say anything agains’t that.
While calling Big Bear home in the winter, in the off season he puts the snowboard aside and links up with Evergreen Skateparks to spend life on the road and build next level parks throughout the Northern part of America. This summers tasks include the completion of 4 new concrete parks up in the beautiful state of Montana. Not a bag gig is you ask me.
Checkout Richie finish out this last week’s Sunday in the Park properly and make sure to keep an eye out for him in the rest of the season’s edits.
This past weekend was a time for celebration, dirt bike riding, and drunkenness. It was my friend/newly acquired Brother-In-Law, Jahn Kanayan’s Bachelor Party. I was stoked when I found out what we’d be doing and it wasn’t just another stale trip to Vegas. Instead, we went off the grid and set up camp 30 miles into the Southern Eastern Sierras. If you look at it on a map, you’ll see how remote the actual location is.
The next couple of days were filled with riding, drinking, and BBQing meat. Each day we would take a ride ranging from 30-70 miles into the high country and stop at every place we saw fit to explore. At night, it seemed it was a mission to consume as much as possible which led to some funny situations that will stay between the group. Below are some of the photos from the trip.
It’s been a while since we put one these up so, here it is. Mowgly Lee is a friend of ours and just so happens to be a talented young videographer/photographer. He has done work for multiple brands in “the industry” and nailed it on our SP13 lookbook and video. Plan on seeing good things from him in the future. Below are a few of his selected favorites.
Designing the Holiday 13 line in our sauna garage while we pass the time watching our friends snowboard is starting to get to us. We do this every year around this same time. It’s amazing weather outside and all we are hoping for is the cold to come back as quickly as possible.
To make things worse we finally got a bunch of photos developed from a few days cruising around Green Valley Lake this past winter. It had just snowed a few feet so we pack our bags and went home for a bit. These were easily some of the most enjoyable days of the year.
Driving to San Francisco and back on the California Coast is something that never seems to get old. It’s a trip I find myself taking when I need to fit in a short break before jumping into a lot of design work. I find that there is a little bit of everything in a quick dose so I don’t have time to get comfortable to any particular thing. It gets me out of my element for a while and sometimes that’s all you need.
A few weeks ago I made the trip to get my head straight and gather some inspiration for our Holiday 2013 and Spring 2014 seasons. Here are a few photos from that trip.