TheGoodLife! 1st Annual “Family Camping Trip”

Our 1st Annual “Family Camping Trip” was definitely a TRIP! On the weekend of the Autumn Equiniox, TheGoodLife! Family ventured Upstate New York to the Catskill Mountains for a weekend full of good eating, fire starting, cliff jumping, campfire storytelling, merit badge earning, star gazing and nothing but great memories!

See more of what went down in photos by Craig Wetherby after the jump…

As the troops began to arrive and set their camps up…

The first scout stepped up to earn his fire badge…

Jessie used a good ol’fashioned flint to get the first fire of the weekend started.

But Rata & Chenoah were keeping each other warm just in case…

Finally after some sparks started flying…

And some oxygen started flowing…

We had FIYAH!

Just in time to get the steaks on the grill!

Then the Odd Couple showed up and were ready to get the party started!

But looked like provisions already started running low…

So Ricky began to communicate with the animals to see what we should do…

Cuz dogs know whassup!

Emma calmed Ricky down and assured him we had plenty of goods to go around…

Now it was time to start the festivities…

And Linsey the birthday girl got her cake…

While the dominoes got going in TheGoodLife! Lounge.

DJ Funky Uncle played us some mellow grooves late into the night…

Nikki & Mo were ready for bed so before they called the Park Rangers we shut it down…

The next morning we woke up to some beautiful weather…

And song birds playing harmonious tunes…

Jessie wasted no time cheffing up some egg & cheese sandwiches!

While Ricky started his morning off with some fresh baked goods in the South East Wing of TheGoodLife! Lounge…

Pat & Cass made themselves cozy amongst the trees…

Where the mighty axe was also hanging…

Ready for us to start chopping it up!

Then it was time to head down the road for some cliff jumping…

But the directions weren’t very clear…Turn right after the giant spider web…

The swimming holes started to appear so knew we were close!

Emma wasn’t scared…

Neither was Andres…

Jessie went for it too but jumped out a bit too far and hit bottom!

Lucky for him we had some medicine women with us so they treated him with their herbal goodness!

Back at the camp we found Ricky enjoying nature…

And it was extremely relaxing…

Amber was getting her therapy on too!

Soon as the sun started to set it was time for dinner so Rata & Ricky served it up!

Of course pizza was on the menu!

Then Steve took a turn at earning his fire badge too…

Job well done!

Good Morning Ricky!

Our final breakfast of the trip was VERY PROPER!

Arts & Crafts was also a success!

Ricky even got a nice warm sweater for his Jewish BoomBox!

Big shout out to Burton Snowboards for supplying the troops with the new tents they made with Big Agnes. Very official!

We SURVIVED!

After packing up all our gear, one last trip down to the lake was very necessary…

Thank you to all who joined us on this one! Can’t wait til the next trip in Spring!
THE END!

5th Annual 9/11 Tribute Roll

This September 11th marked the 5th Annual 100 Mile 9/11 Tribute Roll. Once again TheGoodLife! & BridgeRollers joined forces to take over the streets of NYC as we rolled thru all 5 boros to pay our respects and celebrate our City!
See more photos by Craig Wetherby after the jump…

As we crossed over the Manhattan Bridge on our way to the meet up spot we noticed some extra heavy security watching over the waterways.

All the homies started to show up and popped things off with a quick Safety Meeting.

Some International Rollers even came out to show their support!

As soon as we all felt nice & safe we began the first leg of the ride with a speedy 30 mile lap around Manhattan.

Once we looped around the southern tip of the island we were reminded of what we were all rolling for…

I Miss The Old New York!

Status Jeff made the trek all the way down from Vermont and was going for 1st place!

1st stop was the George Washington Bridge.

Path got our 2nd Safety Meeting started with the quickness…

But this was just the beginning so had to keep it moving.

Some of us wanted to peep the sights…

But there were plenty of nice things to see along the way.

Many bridges were to be crossed!

And our crew was rolling strong!

Captain Timbo was leading the way…

And once we finished our 1st lap we were off to Staten Island for a nice relaxing boat ride.

Shaolin Bound

Police Escort all the way…

We were almost ready for some Dining & Dancing…

But after a few miles we decided to settle for some fine Italian pastries at Rispoli’s instead!

Hannah the Pace Car wasn’t ready to stop yet…

So after peeping some more sights we hopped on the next boat back.

Our crew mobbed the lower deck!

It was time for some refreshments…

And Bogdan of the Gnarmads definitely had the right idea!

While some of us just wanted to get a quick nap in before we continued on our mission.

And the rest couldn’t wait to get off the boat.

Next stop was back at the South Street Seaport where we linked up with some more of our troops.

And off to Brooklyn we headed!

We were finally cruising toward Coney Island…

The 69th Street Pier in Bay Ridge was filled with people showing their respects as well.

Coach Saes was enjoying a nice sunset cruise as we continued on our journey…

The Verrazano Bridge was definitely a lovely sight.

And the Parachute Jump in Coney welcomed us with some patriotic colors.

Brooklyn We Go Hard…no roll is ever easy…

Especially on a CitiBike!

But we kept on pushing and finally made it up to the BX!

Still rolling deep we decided to pedal back down for the final stretch!

But not before rolling by to show our respects to the House that Babe built…

And our beacon of light was still shining strong as we finished off the last few miles.

Made it!

Much respect and gratitude to all who made it happen and supported us on this years mission! ‘Til next year…

TheGoodLife! x Burton Winter 2015 Launch NYC

To celebrate the launch of the 2015 snowboard season TheGoodLife! teamed up with our friends at Burton Snowboards for a special premier of Burton’s 2015 video “Burton Presents.” Bringing the party to Brooklyn, we packed the Villain warehouse space with friends, fam, and serious pow fiends for endless Deep Eddy cocktails, cold ones from Pacifico, an assortment of popcorn from Brooklyn Popcorn and even an unlimited Mister Softee truck inside of the party. With DJ’s Mirandom and Stretch Armstrong on the decks vaulted above the space, the night was like an old school Williamsburg party with one hell of a snowboard video thrown in the mix. From Burton pros Danny Davis, Jack Mitrani, Mark Sollors, and Kelly Clark to NYC friends like Stash, Ricky Powell, and the Gnarmads, to Jake Burton himself; all gave festive offerings to the Snow Gods in a way that can all but guarantee a big winter ahead. Peep the teaser video above by Eddie Grams and hit the jump for a full gallery of photos from the night by Peter Pabon. See you on the hill!

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsA lil rain never hurt nobody, and definitely didn’t keep the crowd away.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsThe building was ready.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsThe bars were fully stocked.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsThe popcorn was popped.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsMirandom was on the decks.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsSo the team decided to jump it off!

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsThe party got started right way, you know Bogdan from the Gnarmads doesn’t waste any time.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsPat Hoblin was in the building early.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsShred betties on deck!

D7K_5444Then Mister Softee opened up.

D7K_5441And people started getting open on the Soft Serve!

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsBut you know the party doesn’t start until Uncle Ricky gets there.

D7K_5496With Rick in the house it was time to start the movie!

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsThe only word to describe “Burton Presents” – EPIC!

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsDanny Davis was incognito mode, checking out the full edit for the first time himself.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsWatching a snowboard movie from the bar is the best.

D7K_5571Greg D, Jake and Donna went first row for maximum stoke.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsThe view from above.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsSammy da Joo in Brooklyn?! You know it was a good party.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsEven after the movie, people kept making moves on the popcorn.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsAnd the drinks kept flowing.

TheGoodLife! x Burton PresentsStretch said “Oh word, you want me to turn up?”

D7K_5690So that’s what he did!

D7K_5682Yup.

D7K_5710All the way up.

D7K_5666Good beards were also a theme.

D7K_5669But nobody can ever beat Greg D. Stash is working on it though.

DSC04201While the party raged, the green room did too, except it was red.

DSC04226And then it was time to take it to the after party. See you at the next one!

TheGoodLife! x Coal Necessities for Fine Living: Volume II – Featuring Jake Lamagno

For the final installment of TheGoodLife! x Coal Headwear’s “Necessities for Fine Living” campaign we get trippy with artist/skateboarder/purveyor of oddities, Jake Lamagno, as he creates another one of a kind piece at The Hunt NYC. Video by Eddie Grams, and photography by Craig Wetherby.  More photos after the jump. We Make It Nice!






TheGoodLife! x Coal Necessities for Fine Living: Volume II – Featuring Ian Longwell


The “Necessities for Fine Living” campaign keeps rolling, or sailing rather, as we catch up with musician and producer Ian Longwell as he takes a cruise around the island of Manhattan with his lovely girlfriend Laura, a bottle of rose, and a baguette and brie. If that’s not fine living we don’t know what is. See Craig Wetherby’s photos after the jump. Video by Eddie Grams, music by Roofeeo for TheGoodLife! x Coal Headwear.

TheGoodLife! x Coal Necessities for Fine Living: Volume II – Featuring Ian Longwell

TheGoodLife! x Coal Necessities for Fine Living: Volume II – Featuring Ian Longwell

TheGoodLife! x Coal Necessities for Fine Living: Volume II – Featuring Ian Longwell

TheGoodLife! x Coal Necessities for Fine Living: Volume II – Featuring Ian Longwell

TheGoodLife! x Coal Necessities for Fine Living: Volume II – Featuring Ian Longwell