Month: January 2017

The Mountains are Calling

Insight and tips for beginner snowboarders. Day 1

Snowboarding – you are either born with it, or you’re not.  Yea right.  Snowboarding is difficult, and everyone must pay homage, by way of epic wipeouts, to the snowboard gods. Persistence, practice, and preparation are key to your snowboarding success.  If you’re looking for some insight, tips, and lessons learned, from a fellow beginner, then you’ve come to the right place. (more…)

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2nd Annual Bay Bridge Paddle

The holidays have come and gone, and spring will be fast approaching.  Though there is still snow in the forecast, and ice on the waterways, paddlers are warming up their training routine just in time for the 2nd Annual Bay Bridge Paddle!!  The race will take place on April 29, 2017 at Sandy Point Beach in Annapolis, MD.  More information and sign up on PaddleGuru or the race’s website.  I’ll be doing a Snapchat takeover of the event, so be sure to follow @eff_30 and @sheshredsco on Snapchat and Instagram! Want to know what to expect?  Read my prevoius blog post about the 1st Annaul Bay Bridge Paddle, and my 1st paddleboard race!

KLX110 Dirt Bike

Baltimore’s Dirt Bike Dilemma

Baltimore has a reputation when it comes to dirt bikes, and it is not a good one.  There are self-proclaimed gangs and urban bike clubs, such as the infamous 12 O’Clock Boys, that take to the streets in mass numbers, riding in and out of traffic, popping  wheelies down the busy downtown streets.  Their recklessness and showboating often put themselves and other motorists at risk, and they have dared law enforcement to do something about it.  Well, they have… Baltimore Police have recently organized a new task force to tackle the dirt bike “problem” in Baltimore, and have zero tolerance for illegal riding.  I don’t condone riding through the streets like an asshole, but as a new dirt bike rider myself, I have come to understand at least part of the problem.  There is nowhere to ride legally, anywhere near Baltimore.   (more…)