American Pickers @ HQ???

Posted: 03/22/2011 by goodie in HQ

I picked my own house over the weekend. I found some great treasures tucked away in the crawl space under HQ. Believe me it is fairly gross under the house but I pulled out 4 bikes and 2 surf boards. The bikes include a women vintage Schwinn and a Schwinn low-rider. The boards I believe to be early 80’s….thick monsters. I have been sleeping over this crap for years…..who knew?

4 bikes 2 boards

I think more rain is a comin……..

Posted: 03/21/2011 by goodie in Uncategorized

Nice sunset tonight. My plan for tomorrows Mount Waterman powder day got scuttled this afternoon due to the road being closed:(

Shovel Sand

Posted: 03/21/2011 by goodie in Uncategorized

Gonna be shoveling sand this afternoon. Storm raged last night and left our next door neighbor with sand drifts across his yard and about 6 inches of fresh sand powder at his front door.

late afternoon during the storm

the next morning

just a few feet of fresh pow pow sand

left sand blown across the street

thats alot of sand moving around


Shrink Wrap Anyone

Posted: 03/16/2011 by goodie in pics

I am glad this isn’t my car. I was driving by the Orange Mall today and saw this car which had been shrink wrapped. Wow, what a pain and what a practical joke.

Winning and Tsunami

Posted: 03/11/2011 by goodie in Uncategorized

Thanks to all those who were worried about me last night and this morning.  As you know we had the Tsunami warning from the Japan earthquake but all is fine and there was no damage to my shack.  Surfline had some good pictures up of local beach water changes.

On another note….I went for a bike ride last night and saw Frog House’s sign. Apparently they are winning and the Volcom RV was there to witness it. lol


Old Malibu Fire Photo

Posted: 03/08/2011 by goodie in pics

I am training some new people at work and showed them pictures from the Malibu fires in 2008. This picture was one of them but not because of the fire but because this home is cantilevered over a massive cliff. Yes it hangs off a cliff in Malibu with an ocean view, just waiting for the Big One to strike.


Winter Wonderland @ Mount Waterman

Posted: 03/02/2011 by goodie in Mt. Waterman

I went up to Mt. Waterman for the second Sunday in a row. We were blessed with super powder that fell down to the 1000 foot level. Snow lined the 210 freeway in the Sunland, the roads up the mountain were super hazardous and some of the gates were locked. Turns out Mt. Waterman die hards handled the gate situations for everyone and a long caravan of cars proceeded to the parking lot.  The crowds were huge and I waited a half hour to get a ticket and I was at the front of the line. It was all worth it as I enjoyed the fresh fresh powder. Thanks to cousin Brian and his girl for coming with me up the mountain.

mt. waterman jump starring cloose

Posted: 02/22/2011 by goodie in travel

mt. waterman

Mount Waterman

Posted: 02/22/2011 by goodie in travel

Wow.  All I can say after our epic powder day.  If we get fresh snow this weekend I may be back up there on Sunday!

Mt. Waterman Trip

Posted: 02/17/2011 by goodie in Uncategorized

If  you have never heard of Mt. Waterman, then you are in good company because it is one of Southern California’s least know ski and snow board areas. It sits just an hour’s drive above Los Angele’s and is in fact Southen California’s oldest ski resort. (Wait, don’t call it a resort…there is not much there but powder from the heavens, 3 oldschool wood chairlifts, warming hut and a small ticket booth) This will be my 3rd season up here and I absolutely adore it.  If all works out with the weather this weekend I will be heading up there on Sunday morning. Let me know if you want to check it out.

Checks Mount Waterman’s website

Main lift up the face.

Lots of trees and out of bounds skiing.

Bassett Tandem

Posted: 02/01/2011 by goodie in pics

Yup she is all complete and ready for the summer…..

I fully restored this tandem and brought it back to life

To view a complete page on this build visit,

BMX Museum Forum

Bassett Tandem Before Restoration

Bassett Tandem After Restoration

Cake anybody?

Posted: 01/19/2011 by goodie in Three Arch Bay

Heading to Three Arch Bay this weekend to celebrate my 29th. Went to Mt High early this morning to shred the gnar.

Let me know if you want to go this weekend.

A dark Three Arch Bay

I asked and mother nature delivered

Posted: 01/18/2011 by goodie in HQ

Summer was upon us this weekend with temps in the mid 70’s in mid January!!! Saturday everyone was hangin at HQ.

Here are Saturday afternoon contrails.

Big Bear Cabin Trip a Success

Posted: 01/13/2011 by goodie in Big Bear

We spent this past weekend enjoying the snow and chilly weather in Big Bear. Everyone is looking forward to our next cabin run in February.

As for these pics, I decided it would be interesting to build snow stacks throughout the front yard. About 10 snow stacks in all.


Ohh summer days……..where have you gone?

Posted: 01/13/2011 by goodie in HQ