Tuesday, September 28, 2010

You don't get a title bike guy.

Is this a bike blog? No. I just thought someone should see this dude. I mean shit, he's filming himself with a camera mounted to his chest. Hilarious, right?

p.s. skate footy of this day hopefully posted soon, just so you all don't think we have become lame.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Holy Yoni

This man knows it all too well, obviously. Yoni Levy* is his name and he's a friend of Dude Life. Cheers to you, Yoni Levy.

*top left w/ mustache in pic

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Another wissy.

We went north again. Short and sweet.

Wissy again. from David Thomas on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Missed by a day.

Last day of summer, pshhhh. More like Jacksons birthday! Missed ya by a day little bub. Dude Life owes you some drinks.

Well, That Was Nice

That it happens every year doesn't make the end of summer any easier on us. And since this was such a fine one here in Chicago, let's have us a look at Josh Kalven's timelapse of our fine city's finest season. Then lets go skate before winter comes with her teeth and knives and hideous visage.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Today we spent a few hours sitting on David U's not unpleasant front steps. We ate burritos from Mary's, just up the street, and Dave T and I fiddled about in the very same street. The Sears Tower (fuck a "Willis") loomed large and soon Ryan arrived on his bike with a camera that didn't work until he "rubbed it a little bit," and then worked like a charm. Wittgenstein is good on the concept of "waiting." I recall one of his famous language games asking readers to consider just what exactly the term denotes, what it means that we bandy this word about without it really meaning much of anything. Wittgenstein, however, never met Randy Ploesser or Ryan Sublette. Point as some of us might at the Davids for being enemies of the clock, these two are in another league entirely. Well done, gentlemen. Enjoy the north country.

Also, Kevin Radley is a beast.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A demo. (Elwood and ?)

Elwoodemo... from David Thomas on Vimeo.

The Elwood team (most of them) did a nice demo for the kids in Chicago in June at Wilson skatepark. Tons of tricks went down and you should look for an edit by Mark Stewart coming soon on the Elwood site. So your probably wondering if there's no footy of the Elwood dudes then who was killing Wilson? Joe Herbert, that's who. Always great seeing ya Joe!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Scrollfest! Photos from Wisconsin a Few Weeks Ago...

Kyle O. was there but Kyle O. got sick.
Dan's only sickness is his sickness.
Dave Thomas burger in the cafe / giftshop / Davezone.
Here, Ryan has no shirt.
Here, Anders holds a pen. Work trip, friends. Write-off.
Nick's way more fun these days.

And with Dan's lipslide, we bid this second summer Wisconsin camping festival a fond farewell. Thanks to the Laurin family for the big car and thanks to Ken from Uprise for ollieing over and into the big Lake Delton wall. That, that was rad.