The Ultimate Roller Coaster – Yak 52 Flight

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to hop in my boss Brandon’s Yak to record a bit of footage. Tough job, right? Anyways, I think he’s preparing me for some hardcore combat stuff, because this time he took me for a 4.5G loop that almost sent me over the edge. Here is a little video for the Red Circle Foundation that you guys get to preview first.   The Ultimate Roller Coaster – Yak 52 from Nick Cahill on Vimeo.... View More »

We took a stock Rubicon through the Rubicon…

Having gone through the Rubicon Trail once prior, I somehow thought it was a wise idea to invite a friend to take HIS WIFE’S STOCK RUBICON through the second time. This time around my group was a bit more prepared. We were going in for two days and sleeping mid trail overnight. Little did we know, we were going to be doing some wheeling at night through one of the most difficult parts: The Big Sluice. Here is a little photo story of our journey. What you don’t see is the crazy amount of rock stacking that it took to get the stock Rubicon through with minimal damage. We didn’t leave a spec of paint on the trail – that’s impressive. Big thanks to my friends for spotting me and running around with my camera to capture just about all of these photos while I was drinking beer…  ... View More »

Burning Man is like nothing I’ve ever experienced

Burning Man is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. I’ve attend EDC, an annual 110k person party in Las Vegas. I’ve traveled to Belgium to rage at Tomorrowland, a 15 stage global music festival. I’ve partied in the wild streets of Bangkok, Thailand. I’ve shuffled at club Amnesia in Ibiza, Spain…. … yet still, none of these events compare to Burning Man. Burning Man is everything you want it to be and more. You create the experience. You choose which activity to join, or which art piece to interact with, or whom to mingle with. The book of activities are vast and creative to say the least, ranging from morning yoga lessons to afternoon tantric sex methodology sessions. The playa is decorated with interactive art installations – there is more art there than you can fathom! There are streets lined with endless bars less than 100 feet from each other. Your cup can always be filled, your stomach always full! No one goes thirsty nor hungry in this place. Burning Man operates on a gifting economy, which is often confused with a “bartering” system. A gift doesn’t need to be elaborate or expensive, a genuine hug can be exchanged as means of gifting gratitude. I carried a Polaroid camera and gifted instant photos to whomever I crossed paths with. Friends gifted: wine, brownies, gemstones, lavender scented potpourri bags, candy, and more. The only items that require money in this community are ice and coffee, everything else is essentially gifted and free of charge. Burning Man is 100% judgment free, The best part about Burning Man is that it’s filled with 70k like-minded people who all journey into the middle of the desert to create a city that is unlike any other. They travel from all over the world to end up in Black Rock City, Nevada and endure the harshest weather conditions the desert provides. This art “festival” isn’t something you attend to simply observe as a viewer. Everyone is encouraged to participate through their self expression, but nothing is required of course. Participation includes: wearing funky... View More »

Rebelution

Rebelution is a “new to me” group of musical artists that know how to put on a performance. I was blessed to hang out with them in the back and get to know the guys for a few minutes before the show. Then when they walked on to the stage they were amazing. The instruments were perfectly tuned and everyone was playing perfectly in sync with each other. It was clear I was in the presence of some fantastic... View More »

Lost Trail Lodge

I was invited by a friend of mine to join him and his friends for a retreat into the forest. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into but have been on the “yes” train as much as possible the past year or two….so naturally, I had an amazing time. I was able to meet 16 new people, all of which were very nice, open minded and welcomed me into their lives like I was family. Friendships were made almost instantly. Throughout my travels I’ve come up with theory that the best way to meet someone isn’t over beers at a bar, or loud music at a party. My personal favorite way to get to know someone is to put yourself into a potentially uncomfortable situation, or at least an unfamiliar location. Something you don’t do everyday, some place you don’t have all the answers too. Doing this takes away a big amount of “I know’s” and puts everyone on the same level of knowledge, or at least closer. I learned a lot from the guys I was with and will take my new knowledge into the future. Oh yeah, and Lost Coast Lodge is absolutely beautiful, Ill be back in winter for some snowboarding, snowmobiling and good... View More »

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