Thursday, February 20, 2014

Colorado voyage round 1

I left Hermann's Hole and headed west.  I knew that my friend Bart was working on a skatepark in Leadville, Colorado.  I made this my first stop.  I wasn't really sure what was going to happen but I kind of wanted to work on a skatepark, so I took my camper out there to see what happened.

The rig parked in front of my friends house in Denver.  A little urban camping never hurt anyone.  Notice its raining.


George and I made the mandatory stop on top of Hoosier Pass.  This is the continental divide.  Its pretty awesome up there.


A friendly rig.


Wet and beautiful.



eating on the road is an art.  A little bit of tacos.


My home for a little while until I back into the house.  Thanks Matt for letting us stay at our house.


 One of the first days on the job.  Don't let those blue skies fool you.


Clouds are coming in.  Driving the mini X was one of my goals


First part of the park I got to be a part of. The D cup.


Dry conditions don't do this.  


This picture rules.  The drive out to Leadville is beautiful.  Even though this is a reservoir I still back it.


Glamour shot for the T


Double rainbows


Another view of the park.  Taking down tents to move to the next pour.


The big man bowl.  This thing is going to get ripped.


Sick roll in.  Great work Bart.


My first R-bar job. I only chipped the concrete once.  Literally 30 seconds before bart showed me how to use a block of wood to keep it from chipping I blasted the edge and got in trouble.


Bart not only kills when skating and building skate stuff, he pulls some amazing stunts on his bicycle as well.


Bart going big.


Love taking this beast out to the mountains to camp wherever I want.  4x4 in essential for a camper.


Hoosiers.


A storm was rolling in fast and I wanted to test the resistance to weather I can expect from my camper.  Stay tuned for more colorado adventures.

My Colorado Voyage the pregame

One time I bought a camper.  The camper was a little big for my truck and it made me worry about driving it to Colorado AND taking it offroad.  So I made plans to design another one.

Started with some plywood.

I began the frame with 2x4's to make a solid base.


Then I framed the back.  I switched to 2x2s after the base to try and save some weight.


Side walls I made slanted so I could have more room on the bottom and then less area up top to reduce wind resistance while driving.


Installed a fridge and a stove.


Started framing the sides with 1/2" plywood.


Finished the siding.

Primed the siding.  


after I had what I needed I took the old camper to the dump.


Started insulating.  I had some rolled insulation so some of the walls are rolled and some are 1.5" polystyrene.  I got some insulating duct tape to keep any air leaks out.


I ended up painting the sides with a deck covering.  Loaded up all my stuff and gave it a test run.


AWAY WE GO!


Here is a little time lapse of the camper coming down.


video


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Finally a Northwest edit

I've been filming less and less on trips. I have more fun when I don't film but it is great to have something at the end.
to the northwest and back! from Tim Devlin on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

a little reminder of summer

I have so much footage.  I'm trying to organize it and get it out.  Enjoy
summer1 from Tim Devlin on Vimeo.

northwest and back 2013 part 1

I know its super late and its already winter.  But a lot has been happening and its been hard to find time and sit down and go through photos and video.  Anyways, I believe this is my sixth year in a row where I have packed into a van with my friends and headed to the northwest. There have been many different variations of these trips because as you do them you learn about things that you could do and then you learn about things that you want to do again.  This is the first year in a long time that we did not go to Orcas Island.  5000 miles in two weeks. 5 flat tires.  One broken transmission.  One broken exhaust system.  A staff infection. The list goes on.  Here are some photos from the trip and a video.

Chris was good at sleeping in the back.  We started as 3.  This was nice.


Transmission or the shifter broke and we couldn't go in and out of park or reverse.  I was ripping apart the steering column and trying to fix the problem in a gas station in Kansas at 1130 pm.  I was on my back on the floor of the van with a headlamp looking up into the bottom.  A girl came up next to me and made me look away from my work.  When I pulled myself out she asked if we had weed.  No offer for help even though there car ran fine, just a request for weed.  Made my night.



blowout number 1. Hunter was driving.  This happened at the 25 between denver and fort collins.


I love doorways.



We had to find a quick spot to take a dip. Here hunter and chris are enjoying the main ingredient in Colorado Koolaid



lifeguard



great looking van.


hmmmmm.  Corn flakes generator?



Golden Gate SF



Gold Shore skatepark.  We almost missed this one.  Pretty crazy how they got all this to fit in the area.


You are what you eat.




Always take a picture of this park.


Gotta get right.


I love this piss pot idea.





Goodbye Seattle


These things always look like dinosaurs to me.


The first round in a big tree.


nighttime on the beach.


softwater



stars.   More pictures soon.  And a video.