I like watching Pat ride because he does so with purpose and emotion the result of which is style, a-lot of style. You can’t train for style, you can’t fake style, you can’t be taught style. Style is like personality, you either have it or you don’t. In fact I’d go so far as to say style is the physical manifestation of one’s personality. Take that and apply it to your favorite riders, see who you’re still a fan of after.
From the moment we got on 91 N Dave was anticipating a stop at "The Big Red Barn".
We awoke Friday morning to find the clouds had broken, the fog had buggered off and the sun was shining bright. I felt like a million, other members of the crew not so much(things can get serious after a Bruins win). Never the less, we thanked our hosts, loaded up the Charger and headed into the city with the intention of seeing a few landmarks.
The original 7-11 dates back to 1774....
Even having been to Boston as many times as I have, I still marvel at how cool the old North End is. Home to Boston’s “Little Italy”, the oldest bar in the city and one of my shop destinations for the trip, “Ball & Buck”.
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As far as our experience was concerned, I'm inclined to agree.
For the second year in a row I was lucky enough to be able to make a brief costal switch in October. It’s somewhat of a pilgrimage to restore my sanity and re-charge the batteries if you will. Living in a season-less, sun filled “utopia” can be creatively draining, especially when Fall is your favorite time of year. So I once again laid plans to return to the east coast, only this time I had a list of specific shops to visit in order to spread the word about Nice Life’s new and improved product. In addition to that I would visit a few places I vaguely remembered from my childhood and view them in a whole new light. It’s funny just how much of a difference a few years makes. If you’d told me 4 years ago that I was not only going to make a point to drive up to the L.L. Bean Flagship store in Freeport, ME but be excited to share it with two friends who’d never been to Maine, I would have probably taken offense, as I would have assumed you we’re poking fun at my rural upbringing. Oh what a difference a few years makes.
I swear those pine needles were already on the sign. No art direction needed, nature had it covered.
After waking up bright and early at our lux accomodations in the South Seaport area of Boston, we piled into the Charger(American cars are BACK!) and headed north on I-95.
I've never had my I-Phone double expose an image before.
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Not the redhead that everyone wants, but the redhead we deserve.
If you’re not an avid snowboarder you probably don’t know who Patrick Murphy Moore is. That’s too bad because he’s one of the most interesting personalities in our little world. I’ve known Pat since we were groms both tossing ourselves down the icy runs of the east coast for a shot a winning a snowboard that was too big for us. Now he’s one of the most prolific athletes on the scene, pulling down that Red Bull money. Pick up the November 2011 issue of Snowboarder Magazine(the snowboarder’s snowboard magazine) and read his interview. Not only is it one of the most interesting interview’s run in a snowboard magazine lately, it’s one of the most interesting in ANY magazine. If you don’t snowboard I think it’s even more important for you to read the interview because Mr. Moore, he’s one of a kind and I can’t think of a better ambassador for our sport.
So far the trip has been one turn of good luck after another(excluding the weather but even that’s improved as of today) and I could not be more excited to write about all the experiences we’ve had. We had good clean fun in Burlington and Stowe over the weekend and now for the next two days we’ll be around the ol’ homestead in SoVT. Hiking, skating, shootin and shoppin is the agenda. Update to follow from arrival in the Big Apple.
* Update- Arrived in Brooklyn yesterday. Follow @amaness Instagram feed to see the sights.
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