Words and photos by The Red Knight
Besides the obvious anticipation for the first snowfall, the TC crew has been especially excited about the 2011-2012 season for the return of Garrett Russell. Garrett had been absent for all of last year’s episodes because of ACL surgery he had in October of 2010.
Garrett returns! Next episode: Spicy Cat returns!
Garrett preparing food in the van’s breakfast nook.
Typical TC parking lot breakfast session.
Unfortunately, in some sort of weird plot twist, Traveling Circus front man Andy Parry has switched places with Garrett on the disabled list this season, succumbing to the same terrible fate that sidelined Garrett last winter. Long story short: Andy blew his knee out this past fall, jumping over a fence. (See episode for details)
Andy’s hair sock: years of shaving only his upper leg for personal style, finally has a practical purpose.
Will and LJ taking a break from intense training at Snogression.
A rare moment of organization in the van. Kinda.
So Andy had surgery, we drove to Montana, slept in the base lodge. LJ ran a marathon, ate a spicy chicken sandwich, and went skiing – all in the same day.
LJ at an effortless 17 miles into the race.
After finishing a marathon LJ only ate half this orange slice and demanded McDonalds.
Ian came back to Utah for a bit, Thanksgiving was delicious, and we drove the van to Lake Tahoe to hang out with Garrett, twice. 5. Ian flew out to Utah for a few weeks.
Ian after eating two spoonfuls’ of wood-glue…
…and training for an alternative career in futon skateboarding…
Utah’s fall colors really bring the best out in the van’s graphics.
And now, here’s episode 4.3 of Line Traveling Circus, Fall Into Winter…
A day at The Canyons with TC Crew!
Skiers: Jack “JB” Borland, Wiglaf, Roy Kittler, John Pascal JR, Chris Logan, Bill Fresson
Welcome to fall, the search for wherever snow hits the ground. Stop in with LINE rider LJ Strenio with a tour of his basement living conditions and learn why he’s one of the best freestyle skiers in the world. After that come along with the whole TC crew seeking out classified ad’s for jib-junk removal. Finally follow TC to LINE HQ in Seattle to transform a commercial van into the ultimate ski-bum-mobile. What better to do than take off on an unplanned 2,000-mile road trip through Oregon, California and back home to Utah taking park jibbing to the next level.
Check out some behind-the-scenes action from Episode 2!
Please enjoy this short video I made in Ian’s front yard…