Portland WKND #1

May 21, 2012
Portland WKND #1
I live about an hour and a half from Evan Larson and Chase Robertson. Evan and I both have classes and Evan and Chase work. Evan works at Phoenix and Chase just got hired there as well. So due to the travel time and our work/schedules, it pretty much leaves weekends for getting together and riding.
This weekend me and Evan managed to get a bunch of clips within a few hours of meeting in Portland on Friday, enough that it was worth it to put together a weekend edit. We were able to meet up with Chase after filming a few clips, as well as shooting a solid photo, and seshin’ Tron Skatepark that night.

The next day Chase was able to ride a bit in the morning before he had his last day of work at Whole Foods. We went to a low rail spot pretty close to Chase’s apartment in downtown Portland. The rail was a perfect length, perfect height, and with the weather following the same trend, Chase walked away with a solid photo. Chase had to leave right after but Evan and I continued onto some different spots. We were able to 4 or 5 more spots before heading back to Tron for another night-time cruise.

Later that night we saw a car to bike hit-and-run which put a little damper on the mood, but with a full day’s worth of riding and a night-time skatepark session under our belt there wasn’t much keepin’ us from being stoked on the weekend and the footage we produced. The next day was Mother’s day so little riding was accomplished. I met up with Chase and his girlfriend for a bite to eat later in the day before taking off back to Eugene. All in all the weekend was a great success. Its not every weekend where Portland’s 100% sunny, but it happened to work out this trip. Enjoy the edit:

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-DN3wO4oqM
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/43715757

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