Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dainese Zipper fix

Nothing sucks more then breaking a zipper tab on a leather race jacket. Replacing it is a hassle, it's security stitching and needs to be sent to the factory. With no tabs, the locking mechanism locks the zipper and it's impossible to bring up or down without fighting for your life with the zipper.

So. For 1$ I bought one foot of 1/16 steel cable and aluminum clamps found in the same isle. 

It took a pair of vise grips and wire cutters and about 2 minutes.

Friday, April 28, 2017

This is my life...

All my life I have wanted to achieve three things. They seem petty to most, unimportant really, but for me, they are important. 

1. Ever since I was a little boy, I have alwats wanted a motorcycle. Maybe its from watching greece or fons or some deep seeded marketing ploy, but fuck, its been a dream.

2. My dad would take us out to supper a lot, when I was a boy, with friends, but mostly, it was with business related gents that I cannot recall the names. But what I do recall, is him always picking up the check ( maybe that's where I get that from ), but most importantly, he had an American Express Platinum Card. That always stuck. Through my childhood, teens, and beyond. I have always wanted one. Its very hard to get. It has no limit and it has a really cool concierge service ( which I doubt they had back in the dinosaur age ).

3. A mont blanc pen. Man. I remember walking into the office a a music exec, so full of himself, so cocky, but fuck, that Pen he used, man, was it fucking great. I used it to sign a contract, and it was flawless. I had never again used one. Until today.

Today, I have achieve those three goals. Its taken 39.94 years. Like they say, rome was not built in a day.

Note to who ever knows me. I don't have any tattoos. I think its lame for people who actually live in the real world. They belong to justin beiber or mike tyson. My last request is pretty dumb, but it will be the last. I always said that the time would come when I would have six zeros in front of a one at the bank. And on that day, that very day it happens, I would get both sleeves tattooed. No exception, and I would get it done by an artist to whom I would give carte blanche.

Anyway. Thats it.  good night.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mike will always be with me...

So after some commotion, I finally got the new desktop external drive to work and I started transferring files last night. This morning, about 5am, I went through old vids. Here are a couple you might like.

First three are from rifle.

Last ones are from el salto and Mike and the crews that have come and gone...

Have fun.

And mike...

DSCN0122 from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

DSCN0123 from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

DSCN0115 from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

DSCN0116 from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

DSCN0111 from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

DSCN0112 from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

DSCN0037 from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

DSCN0038 from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

DSCN0039 from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

DSCN0040 from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

DSCN0041 from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

DSCN0042 from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

Friday, November 25, 2016


I remember. Odd sense of feeling. I was babysitting my godparents kids. Great day in the isn hills of Montréal. I made dinner. They wanted mashed potatoes. I didn't know anything. No google or youtube at the time. Back in 1997. I didn't know you hd to book the potatoes first. Try making mashed potatoes without boiling em. LOL


back on the road soon. Sprinter in hand.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


WELL, ITS THAT TIME. Bikes are becoming a little more then a obsession, and its time to build one. What do you think? If you have some suggestions and some cool looking pics, add me in the comment bar. I would love more options on what to do. Sly is the limit. Wait, fuck. I have no garage. Guess we'll just half to go out a buy a house then...

cb 750

cbr 1000RR

XV 750 BAM!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Sorry I have not posted in a while. Its been a long winter, summer and lots of useless wasted time. Now its all back to normal.

TAKE HOLD - Episode 4 - Jason Kehl from So iLL on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 26, 2015


I am really into making fins now. Editing and filming and making things different. Working with sound clashes and color and transitions. I find myself looking more and more into the wide world of this new and accessible art. I found these vids that really inspire me to make more and I learn from the eye of the filmmaker...


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Maxim Ropes

I put this little videos together from footage taken in Lebanon, Spain, Mexico and Canada over the past 12 months. Just a little thank you to the company that means so much to me...

Thank you.

Maxim Ropes from Ulric Rousseau on Vimeo.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Back from 7 months...

Eva and I got back last night after 7 months on the road. Lebanon, Spain, Netherlands, Germany... Its been long. Its nice to sleep in my bed. The jet lag is up and hitting us hard. We were up at 4am here. 10am Euro zone time.

For some reason. I wake and all I can feel is sad that my buddy Mike was not with us on this trip.

So we carry on...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Another movie...WHAT!

Big Agnes

For almost a year now, Big Agnes has been supporting my stupid trips, absurd dreams, and cashless climbing trips.

There bags have kept me warm, sheltered from the rain and snow and cold in thier tents and the "hole in wall" jacket is in my climbing pack everyday, and I use it, EVERYDAY.

I want to say...


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Boreal to the rescue.

Most of you know I do my best to give back. Sometimes it means ruffling a few feathers to get what I want, and it sometimes means going outside my circle for that help. The ends justify the means no? When Evolv dropped me as a rep in 2009, I was on the lookout for something fresh. At the OR that summer, I swung by and met Jesus, the owner of Boreal shoes. That coincidence also brought me to contact him last summer while trying to get gear for kids in Croatia. Man did he come through. It took some logistics, including shipping them to Spain to me, putting them in Klemen's van bound for Slovenia, then my friends in Istria picked em up and brought em back to there home gym in Pazin.

I want to thank Boreal for making this happen. Petzl also sent me a ton of harnesses that went out to Lebanon and to Pazin, as did the NorthFace with chalk bags.

I cannot stress enough the work and hardships that go into getting something like this done. That would be a whole book worth of words. All I can say is that those smiles and those kids climbing are worth every "NO", phone hangups, un returned emails from most companies I contacted, and totting 200 kilos of gear around the planet.

If you feel like working for free and getting no credit, feel free to join me on my next quest. Who knows, you might even get a free t-shirt. LOL