News From December 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TOY MACHINE !!!

The entire team would like to give respect to all the loyal pawns out there who support Toy Machine, and who helped to make this year a great one for us. Between Leo Romero getting Skater of the Year, and Collin Provost getting a yet to be disclosed honor, and releasing the BRAINWASH video, and going on tours, this year has been amazing. 2011 will be lame in comparison, so lets just stop skating and start lifting weights.
Posted December 31st, 2010 by Yeah, it was an awesome fucking year.
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Destroying his body for Loyal Pawns

Josh Harmony has survived his 2nd hip surgery to repair some nagging pains.
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Repeated jumping down starirs and miscalculating burly handrails will take a toll.
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He has to give himself shots every day to help it heal better.
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Posted December 30th, 2010 by Top that Hall of Meat!
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Lost Post Part 3: Skating and Stuff

There was some skating that went down.
Posted December 29th, 2010 by Frosty Like His Attitude
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Lost Post Part 2: Party Time

Anytime is a good time.
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It all starts with innocent kazoo hits.  Speaking of Matt B, he has a cameo in this movie.
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And soon you got leather clad rebels pissing on high...
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Rad-Dads hitting up the local betties...
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Dan Lu getting creepy...
Speaking of creepy, see part 2 of the Adventures with Daniel Lutheran video!
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And JLay typically sour with the whole affair.
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Sitting it out.
Posted December 28th, 2010 by Bill and Ted Were Pussies
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Sneek this Part 2 of Dan-Lu in here:



Posted December 27th, 2010 by Watch it for fun. OVERLAP the banner...
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Lost Post Part 1: Provost's Misfortune

Sometimes you have to wait to post stuff so as not to upset the delicate balance of exposure (or more specifically, over-exposure).  That has been the case with these long gestating Cacka photos from a year ago.  Enjoy the past.
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First night out Collin's board goes in the water.  
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In true bro-style form, Dan Lu gets at it.
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He was all smiles of course.
See part 2 of the Adventures with Daniel Lutheran video!
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To celebrate, Collin gouged a vagina into his shin. Happy Birthday!
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Unrelated to this vagina wound, check out Pro skaters' New Years Resolutions---->
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It started it's period right away. 
Posted December 27th, 2010 by The Reserves Are Running Dry
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Billy Marks Suggested a X-mas Trailer

And here it is: Santa's Slay...




Classic Bill Marks movie, I'm impressed.

Here is a bonus opening scene.

links:

Diego's Toy Machine Argentina Blog? Yes.

Text yo Self with Johnny Layton



Get BRAINWASH on iTunes...
Posted December 25th, 2010 by Billy Marks and his Family
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Christmas Trailer Trash

Christmas gets harsh sometimes...




Posted December 24th, 2010 by This Guy Directed The Empire Strikes Back
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Christmas Trailer Trash

A comedy classic, whatever the season. 




So seeing as it's Christmas soon and the constant rain forbids the capture of new web photos, we're giving you some Christmas movie trailers to scope.  Let's hear it for wasting time... 

Grif gives you more Kincade.

Scope a J-Lay sequence.

Jordan T over at ESPN

Listen to a Josh Harmony song...

Diego's Toy Machine Argentina Blog? Yes.

Help Duane Peters out!

Buy books for Christmas!



Watch a Daniel Lutheran INSIGHT video <-------



Get BRAINWASH on iTunes...
Posted December 22nd, 2010 by Chevy Works At My Bank
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Christmas Week Trailer Trash

So seeing as it's Christmas soon and the constant rain forbids the capture of new web photos, we're giving you some Christmas movie trailers to scope.  Let's hear it for wasting time... 




Grif gives you more Kincade.

Scope a J-Lay sequence.

Jordan T over at ESPN

Listen to a Josh Harmony song...

Diego's Toy Machine Argentina Blog? Yes.

Help Duane Peters out!

Buy books for Christmas!



Watch a Daniel Lutheran INSIGHT video <-------



Get BRAINWASH on iTunes...
Posted December 21st, 2010 by Peter Billingsly Gets Weird
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Lutheran Leaving Trunk

 
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Things started to get weird over in Cacka.
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Packed up the van.
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Said goodbye to the bros...
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And all the little people.
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Stocked up.
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and stoked out.
Posted December 20th, 2010 by Murphy Is Sad He's Gone
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Dan Lu Out East

Eastbound but not down...
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Daniel is way out East getting radical on a solo mission.
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The one and only. 
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Even when Ed isn't there, he's there.  All these spies...
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Double check to make sure its kosher.
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Rainy day homework.
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Hey the rain didn't stop Burke...
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What a wild thing.
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The sun sets on the forests of Cacka.
Posted December 16th, 2010 by Rodent Is Stoked
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Ed's stilted version of San Francisco

I wasn't in pure 'blogger' mode, but here is what I shot, incomplete as it is. It was impossible to cover all of the ridiculous shit happeneing at this party.

What matters is Leo Romero is this years SOTY!
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Lets start with the RVCA signing: Only about 10 people found it worthwhile to get off their ass to go meet the new SKATER of the YEAR, Leo Romero, along with some of his team-mates like Cairo Foster, Keegan Sauder, Josh Harmony, Austin Stephens, and Ed Templeton. Only a small handful of people thought, "Yes, I will go and talk to these pro skaters who are there just to hang out and talk to me, perhaps they will answer some of my questions and I will be enlightened." Perhaps getting something signed by a living legend like Leo Romero is a "Gay" idea and you are way too cool to do something so stupid. This guy took some time from his day to say whats up. And he lived. And nothing bad happened to him. And the kid above came to show us his Toy Machine tattoo. All his burning questions were answered.
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This is my shitty photo of the sign outside, I meant to get a better one when I got out of the car, but soon forgot to do that, so I'm left with this. I'm sure there's a better one floating around in cyberspace.
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There was a photo booth set up, that simultaneously gives you a print, and emails a version to some database, and also shows up on a screen outside the photo booth so everyone can see whats going on. So if you think you are being private while getting your sack out, you are not. Grif, with a random lady.
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Carl and Grif.
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Matt B and Tess, lets make it tad dirty...
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Deanna and I knew better, and we are sober, so we have no excuse for our actions.
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As you can see in our last post, Matt Field was busy doing "Yoga Moshing." I spoke with him briefly, and he said he has been 3 years sober. That cup he holds is coffee. But I must wonder about other drugs. Doing yoga to hardcore metal bands could be a future workout video, I think he should trademark that shit ASAP.
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Uno mas foto booth sneak attack. (with bonus crotch dig.)
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Behind the back guitar solo action.
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The balcony was for gamblers, better use your sense. Collin, Jerry and Tancowny - a coincidence?
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The moment had arrived. Kevins post yesterday was from above, and I am down below...
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Jake emitted some words about the greatness of Leo Romero, and how he deserved it more than all the other people who were whining about their favorites for Skater of the Year, like Grant T, Andrew R, Dylan R, all great athletes to be sure, but not however, the chosen one for the year 2010. No one goes as balls-out as Leo does every fucking day, with no regard of all life in his path including his own.
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Lets all shed a tear.
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Get this fucking hippie lettuce out of my shot.
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Over sized novelty check received.
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And a guitar was presented as a gift, which actually caught Leo off guard, and was a touching moment.
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Backstage, Leo had his own VIP dressing room, just like the headlining bands, like TSOL.
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The guitar is sweeeeeet. I hope he plays "Mi Cara" on it.
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Elated vibrations.
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This thing is heavy, I wonder when a murder will be committed with an SOTY trophy?
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The limelight.
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You know you're big time when you have your own dressing room just to get an award.
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You are tonight.
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"I wanna be on the Toy website." Wishes granted every day.
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Erica was there to congratulate Leo on his epic year.
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"I am honored to have this human in my life." – Ed T.
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Tony Trujillo. Let me stop here and tell a story about the TSOL concert going on upstairs. The dance floor was soaked in beer, and a massive open pit had formed where a few willing and desperate slam-dancers were out looking for the few others to clash into. (The kids these days call it a mosh-pit, but I prefer the older "slamming" myself.) The wetness of the floor made it real slippery. Needless to say, the floor was quite gross with the mixture of beer, vomit, and hundreds of shoes walking all over it. The people moshing were falling all over it, and a few wasted girls were out there falling into the floor face first, getting groped, and rolling around in the filth. Tony T (seen above) was mopping the floor with his own wife! He had her by the feet, and was skidding her tits and face down all over the floor in circles and then rolling around while making out? I'm not sure, but that's sort of what it looked like from my angle. People were getting more aggressive as TSOL got more heated. And people were slamming mega-hard on the slipery floor, colliding and crashing with spectacular pile-ups. Ian Deacon from Flip Skateboards slipped onto his dome and was knocked out cold. I watched people pull his limp body from the alcohol puddled floor. I emailed him later that night and asked what happened. He was in the hospital getting 7 stitches and sent me this gruesome photo of his injury. Enjoy.
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Oh yeah, that thing.
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"I wish I got this back in 1990, boo-hoo!" –Ed Templeton
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"But seriously, I'm jealous. Can I take this home for a little bit?"
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"No."
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A certain milieu.
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Leo went into TSOL's dressing room and stole their beer. The SOTY can do no wrong tonight.
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"Gimme some chocolate milk." –Jerry Hsu
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"No, dude. It's my chocolate milk!" – Dan Rogers
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"Ok." Dan relented.
After the event, many people congregated at the Phoenix Hotel in the Tender-Loin of SF.
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It was all fun and games with Josh, Matt and Tess.
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"Boy, was that chocolate milk ever satisfying."
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Special Leo SOTY X Thrasher shirts...
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Yeah, that's Toy Machine's last Skate of the Year, Brian Anderson. Bad Ass.
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Grif attracted some female humans to him with his animal magnetism.
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Shrewgy and Keegan. Shrewgy is the guy who sponsored me on Thunder back in the late 80's.
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Kevin and Leo get close and awesome.
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Both of Toy Machine's SOTY's together, BA and Leo.
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The night was still young for Leo, who was spotted as late as 4am on Newell Street, drunk but still standing.
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"Lemme smell your folicles Deanna, yep, you're Mexican, I can smell it."
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The next day I met up with BA, it has been years since we had the chance to sit down and talk in any signifigant way. This was long overdue!
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SF.
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The night after in San Francisco.
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Deanna and I were walking around Union Square and ran into Wiggins and Chris Cole, who was with his family ice skating. So random and rad.
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SF cop.
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Toy Machine's slogan for 2011.
Posted December 14th, 2010 by And by ridiculous I mean...
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SOTY Party Time

 
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Obligatory punk band rage-a-thon.
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Matt Field making friends.
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Handstand contest.  Field wins.
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Tess thought it rocked, obviously.
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Finally, time to present the award.
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Making it reign.
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Nailed it.
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Ed and company looked on with pride.
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TNT with a little SOTY to SOTY advice.
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BA and now Leonard, the only Toy SOTY's so far...
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Schmitty crept up and and scared Deanna.  I think Leo was in on it.
Posted December 13th, 2010 by Air Kisses Galore
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Diego's Edit

Special super edit with all of Diego's footage!

 
Posted December 9th, 2010 by I Told You, He's Mad!
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Diegs Special

 
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Picked up Diego from the airport.  
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Went straight into a sesh with Bill.
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Caught Bennett on a metropolitan piss break.
I don't know how I feel about this...
Posted December 8th, 2010 by He's A Madman!
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Last Days

 
Posted December 7th, 2010 by We're Back To A Trickle
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It's back to Kevin now...

But he's still on vacation, so you'll have to wait.
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Hopefully he will get back into the swing of things. He deserved the rest, Brainwash RULES! Get BRAINWASH on iTunes...

Oh yeah! LEO ROMERO is Skater of the Year!!!!

Sinclair vs, Rothmeyer

First and Last Ed T.

>>>>>>>>>>ENTER THIS CONTEST!
Posted December 3rd, 2010 by His and your overlord
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Brainwash Tour 2010: PART 22

Last post I think. Some left over photos by Ed Templeton...

But before we start we want to drawl in a Steve Earl voice: LEO ROMERO is Skater of the Year!!!!
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I'll help you after I finish this cig mom...
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Wake up to the sweet sounds of Josh Harmony singing you a song...
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"C'mere kid, your getting a photo with me if you like it or not."
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"I see a Wal-Mart right there! Get off the freeway bitch!" –Billy Marks
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"I'm usually thinking sinister thoughts." –Matt Bennett
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Texting at dinner? Way to block out your homies.
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Breaking shit is what makes a Toy Tour fun.
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Destruction comes both on and off the board.
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Washing off the paintball obliteration from the Tum-yeto van.
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Even Nick and Matt were helping out! What bros!
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Gratuitous Nick T washing car coverage.
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"You missed a spot asshole." -Diego
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After I finished cleaning the whole van ghetto style with the squegee Billy shoots one at my window. That was the last straw, I had to go "dad" on his ass.
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A little forced clean up builds character...
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Diego helps get Burn-Dog limbered up for the night session.
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"I never did this stretching thing..."
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Matt B watches Jordan do some things down a 9-stair.
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Austin too.
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Then Diego joins in. Here is some music to listen to while looking at this photo and reflecting on the end of this epic tour.
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Mike was a trooper on this journey.
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Wasn't there a rave in the last post?
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Burndog says, "Count me in!"
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Another dollar lost...
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Sinclair coming up then back down...
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Thanks for the sweet tour everyone.
Posted December 1st, 2010 by OK, when is this party and how do I get there?
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