Dec 28, 2010

Using open wifi? read this...

Using open wifi? read this...

Dec 4, 2010

83 hours of video

What to do with all this?

This is 83 hours worth of video.  Let me know if you need something to do.

Dec 1, 2010

Spin Milwaukee

Spin Milwaukee. Restaurant bar with ping pong! Genius!

Nov 25, 2010

My pictures your site ???

Something weird is going on with my systerm.  Below are  screen grabs from domain.  If you click on the picture and enlarge it full size you'll notice that those are not the normal pictures.  Those are pictures that I've uploaded to my picasa website.  So ??? How did my pictures end up on someone elses website?   Good question....   And no I didn't photoshop my own pictures into the screen grabs.  What reason would I have for doing that?   Anyway I'm posting the grabs below in hopes that someone can help me understand how this happened.  If you can let me know! Thanks in advance! -Matt

Nov 14, 2010

Bay Village

Brush off your scooter and get there at sunrise this place gets crowded quickly since it's new.

Finally a real concrete bowl in North East Ohio!  Some real concrete has been finished on Cleveland's west side.  The city of Bay Village (15 min. west of Cleveland) received a skate park courtesy of the Bay Skate and Bike Park Foundation's hard work.  Head on over to their website at to see more pictures and videos about the struggle to achieve the new park.

If you're done reading and you need to go skate this park then print out this map and go find it for yourself.

more info over @  and more info on the builder at

Nov 10, 2010

Dear skateboard

Dear skateboard, We should hang out more often!

Saw this in the USA today November 10, 2010.  Thought to myself hmm.  I need to get out on my skateboard and ride..

-welp cyalater

Sep 20, 2010

Kent Ohio

Don't visit this park if you have to drive more than 30 minutes!  It's not worth it.  This project was swallowed up by American Ramp Company who apparently sub contracted the work to SOLO. What a disaster! I'm exaggerating of course but seriously this park could have been so much better.  For what the city spent they should have gotten a much better park.  Here's a map link so you can find it and judge for yourself.

picture is from ARC's blog

picture is from ARC's blog

Get some

US Bank Milwaukee Wisconsin
Cleveland Ohio

Sep 10, 2010

"This is a dream big thing,"

In other business, the Himebaugh Lot was officially signed over to the city, and in turn, Mayor Steve Mercer signed the quit claim signing over to the school property adjacent to Stewart Field off Water Street where two baseball diamonds are currently located.
The Himebaugh Lot will be renamed soon Himebaugh Park, Mercer said.
The goal is for the city to apply for grants and turn it into a park with skate board facilities, a walking path and ball diamond.
"This is a dream big thing," Mercer said.
He said the location is ideal, with the Coshocton Fire Department, which is staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week, across the street to monitor the situation. Also it's more centrally located and has easier access than the skate park located off Otsego Avenue.
above text taken from article at the Coshocton Tribune

Sep 7, 2010

say ah ah ah oh ah ah oh ahhhhhhh!

Turn up your speaker! Make it fullscreen sit back and enjoy! 

Sep 3, 2010

Mind Skate This Rendering!

getting lines down in my mind

Above rendering poached from publicsquaregroup courtesy of grindline follow the tube to see the rest of the layout.

Aug 20, 2010

Pabst Milwaukee

Pabst Milwaukee. MobiLe photo Samsung convoy Panoramic

Aug 16, 2010



Bradley Center

I beam planters at the Harley Museum

Harley Museum (Hill Climber)

Aug 11, 2010

the B'east bowl rises

pilfered from in the following forum courtesy of BillyBoneBrake.. Follow the tube..

Aug 6, 2010

Buy local!

Snapped this beauty with my Samsung Convoy camera phone! Booya! If you're interested here's a map of where you can find this lil' bike! It's just behind Handle Bar II in Eastlake.  Tell them Matt sent ya!

Buy local!

Jul 31, 2010

Jul 20, 2010

Jul 14, 2010

Jul 8, 2010

Andi Welther Welcome to the Hall Eleven Team by Till Beckert from Dr.Fontane on Vimeo.

swap cell phone for skateboard it would be more realistic

So popular even tween girls skateboard now! Right? Randy at posts anything and everything skateboarding related.  I sent him this picture knowing he would post it. Hilarious! Sorry Jess I threw the magazine away. :-(  Here's the original post on skate and annoy.  Notice he links to  when you click on my name.

Jul 1, 2010

Fundraising for Coshocton Skate Park!!!

The original article can be found at the Coshocton Tribune's site. And if you don't feel like typing here's the link to the Coshocton Skate Park conceptual design.


Jun 29, 2010

Even Grandpa loves cradles!

Just watched Northwest for the first time. After perusing some pictures thought I'd share these. Quoting Northwest, "Everyone loves cradles, kids, their parents, and even grandma and grandpa!"

Dale Busta - Skatopia 2004

Evan at Marietta 2010 (photo Jason Bash)

Jun 18, 2010

Calm day at Willowick Lake Front Lodge.

Jun 12, 2010

Skate Solon Dot Com / Public Square Group

Grabbed more of the interweb last week by registering! Spoke with Public Square Group about holding skateboarding lessons and skateboarding events in Solon Ohio! More to come so bookmark Skate Solon Dot Com / Public Square Group

Jun 9, 2010

Sugar Creek Ohio mini

It was the year 2002 or so: Jason Bash skating the mini ramp  in sugar creek ohio (photo by? email me because I dont know

Jun 7, 2010

Athens Ohio Grindline skate park

Chris Decker Athens Ohio Grindline skate park (2001ish)

May 28, 2010

Marietta Ohio Grindline skate park

Marietta Ohio Grindline skate park. (Samsung Convoy mobile picture)

Marietta Ohio Grindline skate park (Nikon D40 picture)

Some more pictures of this park over here on my picasa page

May 27, 2010 -ipad

Coshocton skate park dot org on an ipad truly amazing!

May 22, 2010

Quonset Hut Bowl

A quonset hut is a type of structure. Inside this particular quonset hut is a bowl. More pictures of this sweet bowl we call the quonset hut over here. Skate!

May 17, 2010

May 6, 2010

Lake front Lodge

Willowick Ohio lake front lodge

May 3, 2010

From prefab to Grindline

The cities of Cleveland and Coshocton Ohio bought the easy fix solution for a skateboard park. Both had skate parks built to be disposable likely banking on the idea it was a fad. Both used the prefabricated ramps by a company not worth mentioning. They installed these prefab ramps on a concrete slab and said, "here's your skate park." Now these parks have reached the end of their life and both cities are in the planning stages of building new concrete skate parks.

Cleveland population 500,000. Coshocton population 12,000. Cleveland prefab park on a concrete slab. Coshocton prefab park on a concrete slab. Cleveland removes it's prefab park (March 2010). Coshocton removes it's prefab park (February 2010).

Both Cleveland and Coshocton are now planning new concrete skate parks. Both will be designed by world class park builder Grindline.

Learn more about both of the new skate parks here:

Apr 24, 2010

We'll be in Wheeling!

Typically hearing that from my wife would result in a big sigh. I'm thinking oh no I have to go to my redneck in laws house in West Virginia (only kidding). Hearing this now gets me very excited when this gem is right down the road from grandma.  Thanks to my understanding wife and her very nice uncle I got to enjoy this park for a few hours. All the women in the family celebrated mothers day by going to Pittsburgh for dinner and a show.  Look at more pictures of this amazing skate park here.