Photos by Dave Duesterberg, B. McCornmick & Nate Recine
Video by Dave Duesterberg
Nothing beats a skate road trip with all your friends. We’ve been doing this for ten years now and it never gets old, and after days on the road skating out in the burning sunlight, there’s nothing quite like the extravagance of a frosty, refreshing ice cold, cooled in a mountain current rippling through a glacial valley, beneath the easy shade of the coastal woodland. Forget about Monster, forget Gatorade, skateboarding already has an official drink: Ice Colds.
It’s a fact that’s been with us since the dawn of skateboarding. A beautiful legacy laid out by our forefathers and reinforced through archetypes such as: Cold Ones, Drunk vs. Sober and of course, the late great P-Stone.
Let’s not kid ourselves too much, alcohol’s not super amazing for your health, and being drunk skateboarding may or may not actually help.
But when you’re on vacation, sometimes you have to take that self indulgent leap into pure hedonism from time to time – why not? It seems like a stretch sometimes to get work off, save up a little extra cash, and disappear from your normal routine, but how much time do you really want to spend trapped in a cubicle gawking at a screen or in the blazing sun hauling equipment or whatever it is you do. Wouldn’t you rather crack open a smooth frosty white cake, slash some cope with the boyos and kick it in a river? Make the time, drift away, what better thing do you have going on? Life’s pretty good.
Cast of Characters:
Jacob: The best, only skates when no one’s looking
Jason: Pool master, Grill master, Ice Cold king
Jimmy: Keeper of the coldest Ice Colds
Brandon: ATV, Fastest Hillbomb, Big slams
Sean: Chef Toe, Always Remember
Nate: Style guy, Photo guy, Hospital danger
Ivan: Backside ollies, Deep thoughts
Hendo: Legend, Plant whisperer, Schedule keeper
Aaron: Vert ruler, Campsite expert, Fungi forager
Balogh: Coach, All time ripper
Zac: Full savage, Hammock tech, Blood donor
Anthony: Greyhound bus to Lincoln City
Good vibes all the way
Zac Barclay. FSA at Sisters, OR. Photo: Dave Duesterberg.
Most Ice Colds from one stop: 120
Average daily time in Safeway: 2 hrs
Longest Sleep: Hendo – 3pm
Least Comfortable Sleep: Sean – In the rain, under a tarp, with a log for a pillow
Chef Toe Award: Jason – Kickin’ Chicken
Never Forgotten: J.A.
Article by Dave Duesterberg