roastin', ridin', slidin,' bustin' knuckles waking up with a smile on my face...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Surf Buggys

while the choice du jour these days is a van, back in the day, surfers outfitted their respective rides with class and personality. I spotted this a couple years ago in a garage in manasquan. I am glad he got it going again and back into service. I can't believe these things were just laying around waiting to be rigged out

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Great surf the past few days...

The surf around these parts has been ridiculously good for what feels like a week straight. Lots of offshore wind and and solid, barrelling waves. Got to ride pretty much everything but the alaia this week. Repaired the foam board with some stringers and lasted maybe three waves, but they were good ones. Returned last night to some chest high thumpers on my old friend the Bing Elevator. That thing is unbelievable in steep waves...killer boards and killer times

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tom Brady and Matt Calvani

well maybe not so much but he's a magician like Brady especially the last hull he made me

Trent Dilfer and Brian Wynn

Gene Cooper and Pete Carroll

Great Surfboard Shapers and their NFL stunt doubles

I have had great boards from all these guys and lately I have been fairly addicted to football, notice these similarities...
Zeph Carrigg and Carson Palmer

Monday, December 13, 2010

Making Chemex Brewing Better

I'd find it hard to believe you could make better drip coffee than the conventional chemex method , but this little gadget has me in knots. My birthday is coming soon so ...please feel free

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lumber Yard Insulator Series Surf Craft

So I've been making these simple little surfboards from blue insulation I get from the lumber yard for $15. They are flat, fun as all get out and flex like mad. I dont attach any fins or anything and have had them out in some pretty serious surf and they hold amazing when you want them to and spin on cue which is kinda where I am at with surfing right now, flirting with kaos. Only drawback is durability.Often the board doesnt make it through the whole session. These things are probably the most fun I have ever had on a wave so I must be on to sumptin'
-current dimensions 5'5"*24"*3"

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Best Beater Ever

I challenge anyone to top this find. While checking the surf today, I noticed this beauty on top of an infinity suv.I have never seen something this deteroriated , still in active duty. Wow!Seems like given his set of wheels, he could afford a new one but perhaps its his old favorite

Monday, December 6, 2010

Some bike building time...

a friend of mine recently pointed out that I have an appreciation for old stuff, not antiques or anything but stuff with character and tarnish. So recently I have spent some time building up some bikes from parts scavenged from the trash. real recycling pardon the pun.

Friday, June 18, 2010

new short film surfing-roasting

this is a little film Paul Aspenberg just finished. Some good surfing I am proud of, quality roasting footage and beautiful winter lighting. enjoy!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

New wheels

Love this thing ! 1985 honda rebel. Been 12 years off the road , now im back woohoo!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

transam no juxtaposition...

usually i really like contrasting styles or outright irony(so trendy i know) but this picture really makes a whole lot of sense. my favorite house in ocean city with one of my all time favorite cars , a 1978 trans am. wish i could figure out a longboard rack situation for those wheels, would be freakin' awesome!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

its nice to know you're in demand....

while out on a service call yesterday i spotted this sign by the coffee brewer, while i am glad i made the list of to-do items, i am not sure i am up to the challenge of delivering....

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hurray!!! new website

so the new website is up and running .... pretty cool shopping cart and new labels...the site is really nice and still stays true to the roots of the business, stylishly consistent coffee.kinda like a hopped up vw.also stay tuned for my brand new blend for the french roast crowd...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Chemex coffee brewer

So I've been tired and frustrated with conventional coffee brewers. The drip method always seems, though convenient, lackluster. It doesn't really wet the grinds properly so coffee is actually wasted, heaven forbid. So over the years I've accumulated various coffee brewers, modern and vintage . So when I came across this glass vase thing I was intrigued. Developed by a chemist in the 40's, this brewer works like a drip maker should. The process is simple. You boil some water on the side, let it cool down for about 30 seconds and pour the water slowly and carefully over the coffee grounds that are nestled into a specially designed cone filter. The coffee then gently seeps through all the grounds trapping every ounce of flavor and zero aftertaste. The beauty of this process is you can control how much or how little extraction you want. Plus it's all glass so it can completely clean. The process reminds me a bit of decanting wine with cheesecloth. Anyway the coffee is amazing. Currently I'm enjoying dawn patrol blend.