Rollin' Nolan is on The Road
I'm not sure how they do it, but somehow everyone involved in the Grain process can pull off the impossible at the last minute. This seems to be the norm around the shop lately. Once the Rollin Nolan East Coast Ramble was decided on, it was full steam ahead making things happen, the biggest being outfitting the Pug for one man's journey from Maine to the Outer Banks. This was no small feat considering the condition it was in just two weeks ago. Along with this, schedules were set, posters were made, new web pages designed, hell Nolan even got his own surf wax for the trip, thanks to Jimbo's. PowerMike put many hours into rewiring the main panel for the Pug. Brad and his wing-woman Alex pulled all-nighters working on the wood paneling, new awning, roofracks, auxiliary wiring for interior and exterior lighting, stereo, sink, stove etc. Mike, John and Nolan worked on truck details, kept the shop running smooth with orders in and out, and even started a board-building class amongst the chaos. Tyler in Portland designed posters and managed countless other details. All the while, I was roaming around the shop with my camera, observing in awe how all this stuff get's done when a group of people put their heads together for the love of wooden surfboards. Follow Nolan as he makes his way down the coast, stopping for shop visits and beach cleanups along the way. You may find him roadside working on his 5'4 fish or the Pug if it needs it.