This bowl seems like a distant dream to me living in Canada – in November. This is the Pier Park in Portland. One of the best skateparks in the world. At least I think so.(1)
Time slips. I always find myself tripping out that periods of time simply happen. A year, two years, a decade they slip by. Its not that it doesn’t feel like a long time, but it just seems to happen.
A year passed since I’ve even logged onto my blog. I didn’t forget about it, but rather I went thought a time period where I really didn’t care about it. At one point I thought blogs, facebook was bullshit and they are just mediums to spray to the world. I’m in a different place at the moment and thought I’d share some adventure and moments from the past year. I saw some cool stuff!
Japan. I always wanted to go. I’ve got good friends that live there and visit me in Canada. I had to go see them. I found myself in Hokkaido on a train barely able to stay awake. I had been traveling for over 2 days with sporadic “plane / airport” sleeps. At the train station in Asahikawa, Nao Kato and his girlfriend picked me up and were wisking me away to a remote and empty town of Shiritaki on the north central part of the island. It is the coldest part of Hokkaido. It snows a lot. The wind blows. Although the mountains are mellow, it has really good snowboarding. That is where my friend Shoji Matsumoto runs Tengu Cat Tours one of Japan’s only cat ski operations.
I spent two weeks with Tengu helping, hanging out, and guiding. Really though, Shoji, Nao, and Sachie took care of me and introduced me to the Japanese way.
After spending a few weeks in Hokkaido, I went to Hakuba. The Japanese Alps. Awesome zone. Just some random photos. Go. It will be one of the best snowboarding experiences you’ll ever have.
Bye bye calculator, desk, books, codes, meetings, memos, etc. See you in the spring sometime. Although I designed some pretty cool stuff.
It is simply time to go adventure with my snowboards now.
I’ll be updating this blog regularly through winter 2011-2012. Stay tuned