Todd Gillman@toddgillman

Tiger in a trance

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Todd Gillman

(webstagram) In response to @bojordan's most recent post .. rig .. same but diff.


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(webstagram) Fixin to head out & see some more of the USofA next week. With any luck I'll meet some characters along the way.. I usually do. #35mm


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(webstagram) Quickdraw 📸 shootout w best human pal & bottomless well of wisdom & generosity @yayjessica 💛🖤 #35mm


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(webstagram) Mi gente, thank u for sharing this sweet n salty Golden boy w me for a little bit. I love him👼🏼🥰 Next time we meet up he'll have gained 10lbs & it'll be in the Golden State!


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(webstagram) The sun is shining, but Seattle feels very dark today. I'm going to miss you so, so much my dear friend, & am forever grateful for the time we shared


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(webstagram) West Slope conference call


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(webstagram) We camped there. #dustycaps #35mm


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(webstagram) Still a few good pockets of #Americana left in America if you know where to look. #35mm #dustycaps


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(webstagram) The SJS ride's second night camp zone made the grade, passed the test, flying colors, etc. #dustycaps #bikepacking #35mm


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(webstagram) The fantasy of amazing camping while #bikepacking often doesn't come true IRL. Usually you get a late start, progress is slow, there's mechanicals, there's route-finding hiccups, you're losing the race against daylight, & ultimately end up compromising your demands for epic scenery for the promise of a meal & any ol' patch of flat ground. Well that's pretty much exactly what happened to us on day 1 of our recent CO mission.. but we refused to skimp on the accommodations💅 #35mm #dustycaps


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(webstagram) Here's some personal history & a little story about the pardner in this pic. End of Summer 94 or 95 a crew of jokers from West TX moved to the town of Telluride, CO. Two of them, Justin (pictured) & Sean (@elburro74) got hired as seasonal help to rent & tune skis & boards at a ski shop in Mountain Village, alongside yours truly. MV had just been incorporated as CO's newest municipality, but at that time it wasn't much more than a couple bougie condos & our scrappy double-wide shack in the middle of a muddy parking lot cut into the side of the mountain. I was a slightly rudderless snowboarding-obsessed E Coast college dropout who sorta accidentally ended up moving to Telluride earlier that year (earning me the nickname "Gill-brah" w the Texans😒).. & those guys were fresh off the ranch, or freshly minted Texas Tech grads (is there a diff?) who had that CO obsession that every Texan seems to have, & an endless list of hilarious nicknames for everybody they knew. The benevolent alpine-hippie-western-dirtbag vortex of TRide absorbed us & we all became fast friends. Who's to say if I ever would've learned about javelina, or pearl snap buttons, or George Jones, or chicken-fried steak, had I not fallen in with this crew? We had a hell of a year, & then I checked out to go back to school. In the blink of an eye 20+ years has flashed by. Those guys stuck around SW CO & created amazing families & lives in those same stunning mountains.. while life led me on a decidedly different path, before landing me back in SW CO on a recent adventure, where I was able to reunite w my old buds. Justin, aka "Farm", is one of the best dudes around & tell me you can't hear that Texas-sized laugh coming thru this pic! Shot on July 4 at his dad, Bubba's, chuckwagon on Main St in Rico, CO // & just for shits & giggles, here's an old pic of JB, soggy & cold in the bed of a ranch rig we hitchhiked after I took him kayaking for his first time ​ #35mm


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(webstagram) The reports are suggesting @chopnate could be trending toward North Coast Icon status🧐 #35mm


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