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Updates From The Road

The teams are in their vans and on the road from September 7th-18th. Watch this page for a constantly-updated feed of Instagram shit-talking and artsy-fartsy photo filters. Most recent first, oldest last. Enjoy.


Jake Haircut
JakeHair 
"KOTR was a blast!!" —@rtbftr78



Koston's Beard
kostonFUbeard 
"This is what I think about doing another #kotr2011 ..... Congrats Lakai! " —@erickoston



KOTR Pizza
KOTRpizza 
"Party time" —@epiclytrife



Phelper's Choice
phelpersChoice 
"Phelpers choice about to get chosen" —@epiclytrife



Crunching Numbers
BurnettNumbers 
"@burnout still crunching numbers" —@marketinggoon



Hour Glass
NuggetOver 
"...Says it all!" —@heyfilmthis



Who's Winning?
trophy 
"Can you smell it? Who's gonna win these fuckers? " —@epiclytrife



Make 'Em Cry
makeemCry 
"The name of the game." —@erickoston



Note From Dekline
Note 
"@erickoston @jordanhoffart seriously, I've been thinking about that prank call and you guys are so fucked. #kotr2011 winner is going to be figured out in less than 24 hours... Congrats again mother fucker" —@jaredlucas



Bloody Foot
ishodFoot 
@ishod —@erickoston



No Place Like Home
OddFuture 
"Finishing up King of the Road right now with @beer_run @atibaphoto @fucktyler @oddfuckingtaco and friends. #kotr2011 —@erickoston



New Dekline Shirt
FuckNike 
"Thanks for the photo Leo. Good to hear you're back home chillin."   —@jaredlucas



Chair Race
HammekeChairRace 
"Epic day yesterday"   —@carmelcreeper



Fuck Koston
FuckKoston 
"@stupidface for Nike @erickoston"   —@mickeydlx



Boss For Lakai
BossLakai 
"The boss is guest rider for lakai"   —@mickeydlx



Road Warriors
roadwarriors 
"Road warriors! #kotr2011"   —@parttimepirate

"One of the highlights for sure today was when I looked over and saw Waylon pissing on PStones car."  -epiclytrife



Fuck You CarmelCreeper
Van-Piss 
"Fuck you @carmelcreeper"   —@parttimepirate



Thanks Nike
Thanks-Nike 
"Thanks Nike for hooking up the sickest hotel in SF, but sometimes nice doesn't equal comfortable..... #ballershit #kotr2011"   —@erickoston



J Brock Flew In
Jbrock 
"J Brock flew in just to turn the party up in the van to 11 #kotr2011"   —@rtbftr78

""I'm in the muthafuckin houwse!!!""  -@erickoston



Pstone You Are A G
Pston-G 
"@pstonebru your a G, I love this challenge "   —@heyfilmthis



For The City
For-The-City 
"@ftcsf Thanks Kent and Andy! "   —@therealcrailtap



True Or False
Pancho 
"True or False: I just picked up mystery guest #1 for #kotr2011 @erickoston @photojoebrook @carmelcreeper @ham_n_cheese @worldsbestdad "   —@epiclytrife

"I hope so, he's the only one we can fit in the Yeto van"  -@carmelcreeper



Aint No Thang
AintNoThang 
"Ain't no thang. #kotr2011"   —@therealcrailtap



Golden Gate
GoldenGate 
"Finally made it to SF. Some of the guys wanted to see the Golden Gate Bridge. #kotr2011"   —@erickoston



Filmer Wheel
FilmerWheel 
"You definitely win the Sasha Steinhorst award with this one @jaredlucas !!!"   —@erickoston

"Hey @burnout, how many points do you get on #kotr2011 for giving yourself your own signature wheel as TM of the wheel company?" -@erickoston

"@erickoston I'm not the brand manager so I don't make those calls but thanks for posting it! My royalty checks will thank you later ;D"  -@jaredlucas



Take A Dip
Dip 
"Rhino & Hambone, come on over and take a dip.... The water is nice. #kotr2011"   —@carmelcreeper



Fuck You Losers
FyouLosers 
"Yo Griff.......Fuck you losers. #kotr2011"   —@carmelcreepers



Cover Up
Coverup 
"Why would you cover up this beauty with a shitty-ass dreamcatcher @jaredlucas"   —@erickoston



Dream Catcher
BackTatt 
"All u gotta do is ask @erickoston @rtbftr78 #kotr2011"   —@jaredlucas



An Honor
Honor 
"It's my honor to get burned by Koston in front of his 17,000 instagram followers and 63,000 of his Facebook followers. @erickoston killing it!"   —@jaredlucas



Are You Sure
Eteam 
"You sure Dekline is the team you're supposed to be with right now @jaredlucas ??? "   —erickoston

";)" -@jaredlucas



Run TIngs
RunTings 
"Runnin' tings."   —therealcrailtap



Black Dildo
BlackD 
"Dan Z found Griffins black dildo when we cleaned out the broke down Yeto van. Griff you can have it back tomorrow I'm sure you are wanting to get fucked in the ass by the Vans team on your final stretch. Good luck!! #kotr2011 @thegrifdog "   —carmelcreeper



Slight Set Back
WhiteVan 
"Slight set back.... Our van blew up but we charged a new one to Griffs Mom's credit. Maxed that bitch the fuck out! SF here we come. #kotr2011 @thegrifdog"   —carmelcreeper



Yo Griff
YoGriff 
"Yo Griff......#kotr2011 @thegrifdog"   —carmelcreeper



Insta Beef
Insta-Beef 
"Don't start none, won't be none!....Insta-beef is on @jaredlucas #kotr2011" —@erickoston

"Straight to Brokeback? Bold moves @jaredlucas @erickoston"  -@burnout

"All out of love @burnout :D @erickoston KOTR wouldn't be fun if there wasn't a little drama right? I even told @rtbftr78 I'd delete it if he deleted his. Offer stands. I'm done with the post though. It's getting to heavy. Good luck and safe travels" -@jaredlucas



Hewitt
Hewitt 
"Thanks for showing us a good time in SD today @goonsac . Off to SF we go..... #kotr2011"   —erickoston



Lt. Dangle Challenge
Marc-Dangle 

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Lakai had a challenge in Reno called "Blog Domination" where they had to get photos on Nazi Gold, Olson Stuff, and Epicly LAterd at the same time. They are in those shorts because they are doing the "Lt. Dangle challenge".



V Neck Minus 150 Points
Vneck 
"The Dakine team's filmer Jared Lucas wearing a V neck minus 150 points #kotr20111" —@rtbftr

"Nice try fo-hawk. That's an Active Crew tee, still got it for proof it's not a V-neck. Epic fail, sorry Christopher Rooney"  -@jaredlucas

"I've got an epic fail for you @jaredlucas, just stay tuned....." -@erickoston



A Great Place To Nap
WashingtonSt 
"This looks like a great place to nap. @downsouthinhell you got this challenge #kotr2011"   —erickoston



Dakine Truck
DakineTruck 
"Looks like @carmelcreeper is on the hwy next to us #kotr2011" —@ham_n_cheese

"Haha! You got @carmelcreeper 's ass with this one. On another note, is @thegrifdog still curled up in the back of the van weeping? Give him a hug for me if so."  -@worldsbestdad



Good Morning
GoodMorningD 
"Good Morning. "   —raisedbycoyotes



San Diego Looks Nice
SDnice 
"San Diego looks pretty nice today. Not sure why I'm flying to SD though, only to have to drive 10 hours to SF later today?!? These city challenges have become a real nuisance in my golf schedule @burnout... Annoying"   —erickoston



We Dont Sleep
Dontsleep 
"We don't sleep, we don't eat, we don't get along and Dan Z might leave us here.... Where the fuck is @thegrifdog #kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper

"I heard @thegrifdog has been curled up in the back of the van for about a week now trying to recover from your original barrage of posts. #kotr2011 was like his Vietnam and apparently he couldn't handle it and cracked. Isn't that right @parttimepirate ?"  -@worldsbestdad



Help
Help 
"Hahahahahahahahahahahaha#kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper

"Sounds like that pussy Dan Z hit the wall. KOTR ain't for the weak."  -@erickoston



MSNBC Is Coming For You
MSNBC 
"Dan Z thought the book said most 14 yr old make outs.... #kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper

"MSNBC coming for you"  -@rtbftr78



Dan Z Killing The Game
DanZKills 
"Dan Z killing the game out here. #kotr2011 you know who that fingers for..... "   —carmelcreepr



Leaving Las Vegas
LeavingVegas 
"You've been good to us, thanks @erickoston for the real world suite!"   —_scuba_steve



Cory Got A Perm
Perm 
"@corykennedy got a perm again. "   —_scuba_steve



Big Gay Ride
GayRide 
"Hammeke's big gay ride. @ham_n_cheese #kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper

"I would like this if it were a honda s2000"  -@ham_n_cheese



SF Bound
SFbound 
"SF bound #kotr2011"   —@timcisilino



Get Pumped
GetPumped 
"I hope this gets you pumped up fir the TM challenge in SF @samsklub! #kotr2011" —@erickoston

"Shit"  -@samsklub



Koston Mafia
Kostonmafia 
"Koston throwing up signs down in San Diego "   —@rtbftr78



Fire Ants
Fireants 
"This is what King of The Road is like #kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper

"Is that a vagina?"  -@worldsbestdad



We Out Here
WeOutHere 
"We out here #kotr2011"   —@timcisilino



Meza Reflection
CloudMeza 
"Cloud burst/Meza reflection #kotr2011" —@photojoebrook

"Boring as fuck"  -@erickoston



A Message To Koston
FyouKoston 
"Hey @erickoston , Leo, BJ.Penn, and myself just wanted to say hello. " —@worldsbestdad

"I'll take all 3 of you guys in the octagon right now!!!"  -@erickoston



Matt B Kills
MattKills 
"Matt B kills it #kotr2011"   —@carmelcreeper



Bruised Foot
BruisedFoot 
"#kotr2011 got smoked and bruise my foot trying to help the team w a challenge. Probably gonna be out of commission for the rest of the trip.. :/. Sorry @carmelcreeper @rspence "   —@jaredlucas



Sick Spot
SickSpot 
"Sick Spot......shitsville #kotr2011"   —@carmelcreeper



Fucking Clown
Clown 
"This fucking clown.....#kotr2011"   —@carmelcreeper



See You On The Other Side
Eddie 
"See ya'll mother fuckers on the other side......#kotr2011"   —@carmelcreeper



Back In Business
Checkback 
"We're back! @thegrifdog @parttimepirate #kotr2011"   —@carmelcreeper



Maloof Suite
Maloof-Suite 
"Thanks @maloofmoneycup for hooking us up with "The Real World" suite!!!"   —@erickoston



Toy Hero
ToyHero 
"Toy Hero"   —@raisedbycoyotes



Lightening And Rainbows
LightRainbows 
"Lightening + rainbow" —@raisedbycoyotes

"Hope a abduction happens again."  -@carmelcreeper



Koston Still On A Bender
StillBender 
"#kotr2011 @erickoston on a bender"   —@shanejoneill



Pit
GriffPit 
"@thegrifdog & I want a pit!" —@johnnylayton

"Two bitches.. Good fucking luck on KOTR! #kotr2011 @thegrifdog"  -@carmelcreeper



Taking Care Of The Book
bookcare 
"Taking good care of the KOTR book #kotr2011"   —@rtbftr78



Keg Challenge
ChinaKeg 
"Keg Challenge: @downsouthinhell if you carve this frontside you win a keg. @boblems @rtbftr78 @erickoston "   —@epiclytrife



Whips
Whips 
"The whips #kotr2011"   —@_scuba_steve



Balls Out
BallsOut 
"Griff, you and the Vans guys still going Balls Out on King of The Road? #kotr2011 @thegrifdog @parttimepirate @worldsbestdad #kotr2011"   —@carmelcreeper



Fuck Your Life Up
Slingshot 
"everyones gonna fuck your life uppp" #kotr2011"   —@raisedbycoyotes



Fuck All Yall
FuckYall 
"Fuck all yall!!!!" #kotr2011"   —@carmelcreeper



Gettin Cheesy
GetCheese 
"@downsouthinhell cheesin'......." #kotr2011 #kotr2011" —@erickoston



Breakfast Music
BreakfastMusic 
"Dat breakfixst music!!!" #kotr2011" —@erickoston



Problem Solver
ProblemSolve 
"Bang bang" —@raisedbycoyotes



Weak Ass Bitch
WeakAss 
"When I say "weak ass!", you say "bitch!"....weak ass, bitch!!! " —@erickoston

"@thegrifdog Griff they are playing your song."  -@carmelcreeper



Account Balance
CheckBalance 
"Please god, we need to win KOTR #kotr2011" —@carmelcreeper

"Beef jerky and corn flakes ain't cheap @carmelcreeper !!!"  -@erickoston



Pussies
Pussies 
"Pussies" —@carmelcreeper

"@carmelcreeper all those pussies you're rolling with sleep?? Fuck dat!"  -@erickoston



Border Patrol
Border 
"Thank you KOTR for not making us cross that border. El Paso, TX 2011 #kotr2011 @burnout " —@carmelcreeper

"Heard they got a perfect manual pad over there."  -@burnout



Koston Is On A Bender
KostonBender 
"Dam it, Koston is on a bender." —@rtbftr78



Goal Zero
Goalzero 
"Goal zero hooked up portable power no more dead phone " —@ham_n_cheese

"@ham_n_cheese maybe if you got the fuck off instagram and shot a goddamn skate photo, your phone wouldn't be dead"  -@erickoston

"Nice Product placement, asshole. What's next, an ergo shirt?"  -@worldsbestdad



Ishod Catches Air
IshodAir 
"@Ishodwair catching some air Hahah" —@shanejoneill



Not Sure If Koston Got The Memo
KostonMemo 
"Not sure if Eric got the memo that he is on KOTR #kotr2011" —@rtbftr78

"So where are we gonna go skating today @rtbftr78. I'm totally ready now"  -@erickoston



Dekline Party
TumVan 
"#kotr2011 @rspence @carmelcreeper" —@jaredlucas

"Awe that's cute!! You guys have a van shaped just like the dakine backpacks you make"  -@erickoston



Drunk In The Van
VanDrink 
"Killing it, drunk in the van at 2:50 pm. Lots of points today #kotr2011" —@rtbftr78



TNT Going Off
TonyAir 
"#kotr2011 Tony's goin' off!" —@johnnylayton



Backpack
Back-Pack 
"@carmelcreeper and his backpack team have little chance against some real shoe companies #kotr2011" —@ham_n_cheese

"Hey @ham_n_cheese they spelled Dakine wrong on that backpack."  -@erickoston



Loving The Road
RyanSpence 
"Ryan Spencer loving King of The Road! #kotr2011 @rspence" —@carmelcreeper



Koston Birdie
KostonGolfer 
"Ummm, I know I was supposed to be doing something else today, but can't seem to remember. Oh well." —@erickoston



Never Forget
Never-Forget 
"Never forget 9/11 #kotr2011" —@photojoebrook



Model Human
Model-Gilbert 
"Model human being." —@raisedbycoyotes



KOTR In Style
KOTR-style 
"KOTR in style #kotr2011" —@rtbftr78



Koston Golf Break
kostonGolf 
"Do I play King of the Road today? Or do I play golf???" —@erickoston



Pat Duffy
pdufDlu 
Daniel Lutheran and Pat Duffy —@ham_n_cheese



Ankle Roll
swallenankle 
"Que Lastima"—@ham_n_cheese



Griffin Eats...
griffindick 
"Man Crush? Nah Nah... Sometimes you just got to suck a little bit of dick over at Vans and this #kotr2011 you guys are actually killing it in the dick sucking category. Best of luck @thegrifdog @parttimepirate "—@carmelcreeper



Nike Party Van
nikepartyvan 
"Van like #2... no fun here"—@erickoston



Vans Gassing Up
genFix 
"Brand spankin' new"—@ham_n_cheese




Lakai Plan Of Attack
carollLakai 
"Plan of attack"—@photojoebrook




Carmel Creeper Double Fisting
CarmelCreeperDoubleFisting 
"@PhotoJoeBrook, MJ has nothing on @carmelcreeper double fisting"—@timcisilino



A Young Sinclair
9Burnout 
"This won't be the first time @carmelcreeper leads his team to victory, right @thegrifdog " –@burnout

"This photo is soo not gay right?"—@Billy_Marks



4 Levels Of Raging
8Koston4 
"Going hard in the paint @DownSouthInHell & @CoryKennedy " –@ericKoston

"Black out Cory and @downsouthinhell keepin' it real. Nugg take notice."—@hntrsb



C.O.D. In The Van
6KostonGrant 
"Koston got his XBox game face on " –@rtbftr78



A Stella Performance
5SamsKlub 
"Oops " –@SamsKlub



Nike Stackin Up Points
4KostonIshodflipoff 
"Steady stackin' points" —@ericKoston


Matt B Gearin' For A Round-Up
3TImCisilinoMattB 
"Matt B. about to round up some challenges " –@timcisilino



Wino
1RhinoKostonWine 
"Koston getting his swerve on to Denver,CO." –@rtbftr78



Weed Suckers
hammekeWeed 
"420 sucker if we get pulled over do i eat it or kiester it " –@ham_n_cheese



Pool Mission
nikepoolmission 
"Skated this today for City challenge this thing got killed" –@rtbftr78



Ishod Costume Change
CostumeChange 
"Caught mid change." –@ishod



Rolling It Up
TweestBook 
TWEEEST! –@johnnylayton



MJ Double Fisting
MarcJohnson 
MJ double fisting –@photoJoeBrook



Longboard Makeout
DanZlongboardMakeout 
"#kotr2011 #longboard #makeout #challenge PLEASE help out and tell everyone to like this photo for the KOTR Instagram #popularpage challenge " –@jaredlucas



The Face of a Loser
GriffinFuckingLoser 
"#kotr2011 remember this face kids.....it's the face of a fucking loser. @thegrifdog nice chain you fucking poser. I will give it to Griff he's really good a being something that he's not. Keep killing it out there and let me know if you need any help calling your mom. @thegrifdog" –@carmelcreeper



Vans Hard Drive
c09913287cb145a4b8120de55355bb60_7 
-@thizzman



Nike in the Park
ShaneSkateparkUpdate 
"#kotr2011 posssssse" -@shanejoneill



Koston Is Ready
Nike-day2 
“Day 2 #kotr2011 @erickoston is ready! ”  -@shanejoneill



Nike Organization Domination
Nike-organization 
“@heyfilmthis built himself a bunk bed in the van. #kotr2011”  -@_scuba_steve



Dekline Shits On Vans
Shit-shoe 
“Shittin on em  #kotr2011”  -@carmelcreeper

"That's so cute! You guys really out did yourselves this time@carmelcreeper"  -@parttimepirate

"Must be the first step the "demonstrate how Dekine copies a Vans shoe" @parttimepirate @thegrifdog"  -@ham_n_cheese



Bob Reynolds Is A Bargain
Bob-Bargain 
“This guy certainly is a bargain!  @boblems #NIKESB TM  #kotr2011”  -@erickoston

"Life goes on."  -@ham_n_cheese

"Damn @ham_n_cheese ! Comin in hot with the zing!"  -@erickoston



Nike Bulks Up
Nike-Carbs 
“Nike crew bulking up on the carbs #KOTR2011”  -@rtbftr78

"@carmelcreeper is outside waitng for leftovers"  -@ham_n_cheese



Marc Johnson Reads Hella Books
Marc-Book 
“This dude's read hella books. He's about to finish this one. #kotr2011”  -@therealcrailtap



Grant Taylor Sleeping On The Job
Gt-Sleeping 
“Day 1 #kotr2011 and @downsouthinhell 's already try'n to sleep on the job ”  -@erickoston



Make Out Challenge
Toy-Girl 
“How many points do you need? #kotr2011”  -@ham_n_cheese

"Judging by the board, looks like @johnnylayton handled that challenge. Right. @worldsbestdad @tempster_is_back"  -@epiclytrife

"@epiclytrife I'd have to agree with you on that one.  I bet @johnnylayton even got himself a victory banana split afterwards...  I would have.  ;) "  -@worldsbestdad



Queen Of The Road
Griff-queen 
“@thegrifdog idiot... really?  #KOTR2011 this is Kinf of the Road not Queen of The Road you fucking loser!”  -@carmelcreeper



KOTR Bitch
Rhino-shirt 
“Rhino ruining a good shirt”  -@rtbftr78



XBOX In The Nike Bus
Cory-XBOX 
“Cory chilling playing X box on the van.”  -@rtbftr78



Nike Bus
Nike-bus 
“First class .  #kotr2011”  -@_scuba_steve



Insane Clown Posse Challenge
ICP-Johnny 
“#kotr2011 LIKE THIS PHOTO!!!!! ”  -@johnnylayton



Grip It And Rip It
Dekline-Getting-ready 
“Matt B and @7im7im getting ready for the day #kotr2011”  -@timcisilino

"Starting at 1pm? Psh we've been at it for hours.  -@johnnylayton



Burning The Book
Nike55 
“Grant tried to burn the book last night”  -@rtbftr78



Back D
Dan53 
“#KOTR2011 @raisedbycoyotes back D!”  -@johnnylayton



Wheelie
tony52 
“Kotr challenge can you guys make TNT popular we need help!”  -@raisedbycoyotes

"Fuck yeah Tony!"  -@geoffrowley



Full Speed
elijah51 
“Elijah full speed lippin' #KOTR2011”  -@johnnylayton



Lakai in Seattle.  Vans in Denver.  Dekline in El Paso.  Nike in Albuquerque.
map-graphic2 




Executives
Rick-and-mike43 
“Executive decisions”  -@photojoebrook



Fear
TNT41 
“The view and thoughts of the dekine team at the finish line.”  -@ham_n_cheese



Ass Load
Griff40 
“@thegrifdog the only way Vans will win if there is an "ass load" of gay shit for Griff.”  -@carmelcreeper

"I knew it."  -@jbradforde34



Star Players
Joe39 
“Star players #KOTR2011”  -@photojoebrook

"Hell yes!!!" -@jimt43

"Worthy competitors."  -@ham_n_cheese



Do Not Open Until...
Dekline38 
“Dekline challenges #KOTR2011”  -@timcisilino



Roomies
Sinclair37 
“Rooming with this guy @carmelcreeper”  -@timcisilino

"That drive from DC looks like it wore him out." -@ham_n_cheese

"@ham_n_cheese nah nah.  Mike is ready to take on @thegrifdog for the TM challenges.  #KOTR2011"  -@timcisilino

"Somebody get @carmelcreeper a oxygen tank!  Lookin rough!  -@johnnylayton



Gnar Boots
Vans_boot34 
“Good. Think you kooks are starting in Denver.  I know you still think a frontside indy exists but #KOTR2011 is where you will have to take these off you fucking trust fund baby.”  -@carmelcreeper

"Damn shit be gettin Instaheated!" -@akadune

"These are tight @thegriffdog hook up a pair."  -@ham_n_cheese



Multimedia
multimedia33 
“@carmelcreeper”  -@thegrifdog

"Multimedia and shit"  -@burnout



Raised By Coyotes
Dan-lu32 
“@raisedbycoyotes getting ready!!!  #KOTR2011”  -@johnnylayton



Soul Plane
Disco29 
“Am I going on KOTR or a disco?”  -@photojoebrook

"Let's see you dance!" -@mattevs

"Nike has a kotr tour plane.  No big deal #KOTR2011"  -@burnout



Sin Chin
Sin-Chin42 
“@carmelcreeper it looks like someone stuck teeth in chewed bubble gum.”  -@thegrifdog



Clown
griff28 
“Fucking Clown!  @thegriffdog #KOTR2011”  -@carmelcreeper

"That kid @thegriffdog had a Who's Hot around that era." -@jamieownens

"You should do a "look who blew it" on him next.  @thegriffdog"  -@carmelcreeper



Murderer
Ham27 
“@carmelcreeper we've got a real murderer on our team”  -@thegrifdog

"And a child molester too it seems.  You guys are fucking done! #KOTR2011"  -@carmelcreeper



Blood Suckers
JLAY25 
“@thegrifdog @parttimepirate @johnnylayton Vans ain't gonna scare nobody on #KOTR2011 you're already dead losers!”  -@carmelcreeper

"I didn't know Dorian Tucker was still on."  -@burnout



Toy Machine Mini
JLAY24 
“Thanks @carmelcreeper looks like you sent Jlay the wrong size boards #KOTR2011”  -@ham_n_cheese



Open Wide
griff23 
“Vans TM is ready to open wide for any challenge #KOTR2011 will bring his way”  -@ham_n_cheese

"And by the looks of it @thegriffdog is ready for any deep throat challenge KOTR throws his way" -@worldsbestdad

"Ty Cabaya on Acid"  -@carmelcreeper

"Slip it in."  -@tempster_is_back

"Eat it fat boy."  -@labucha



Elijah
Elijah22 
“#KOTR2011 Elijah is gonna kill!”  -@johnnylayton

"Duh." -@clintstagram



Mohawks And Middle Fingers
TNT19 
“He's already won kotr once.  Ready to rock again”  -@ham_n_cheese

"mephisto predicts knuckle does a naked madonna" -@corpsey69



J Lay Ponders
JLAY20 
“Thinking about how he's gonna smash @carmelcreeper and the dekine backpack crew”  -@ham_n_cheese

"I've seen this look many times and it's all because he didn't get the right shoes in his box.  Right @thegrifdog you guys are fucking losers from the start!  Bow out if you know what's best.  @parttimepirate" -@carmelcreeper

"@carmelcreeper that or it's banana split time."  -@worldsbestdad

"Na na @carmelcreeper at least we have the right shoes!  That's why your shitty company keeps knocking them off."  -@parttimepirate



Nike Limo
Nike21 
“Yeah it's the back of the Nike limo can #KOTR2011”  -@rtbftr78

"Team winning" -@donniedeats



Lettuce
Lettuce 
“Just picked up some lettuce for the trip #KOTR2011”  -@rtbftr78



Dan Lu Stoke
Dan-psyched 
“Dan Lu is hyped #KOTR2011”  -@ham_n_cheese



Grif Dog
Griff-Ledger 
“@thegrifdog #KOTR2011”  -@ham_n_cheese



Counting Down
TM-Counting-down 
“Counting down to 11:59 while the @thegrifdog jacks off in the W”  -@carmelcreeper



Mean Mug
Kennedy 
“Cory Kennedy is ready to defend the title #KOTR2011”  -@rtbftr78



Ishod Arrives
Ishod-Arrives 
“Ishod just flew in to PHX #KOTR2011”  -@rtbftr78



Highway To Hell
Pete-Tatt 
“Don't do anything Pete wouldn't do. King of the Road starts tonight #KOTR2011 Excellent photo by Morf.”  -@burnout



GT's Trophy
GT-Trophy 
“Grant just got his KOTR trophy from 2010 #KOTR2011”  -@rtbftr78



Sinclair And Griffin Beef
Tribal-face 
“I heard Steve Van Doren might even be doing some #KOTR2011 challenges this year?  You are gonna need all the help you can get @thegrifdog oh yeah one more thing Griff, Fuck You!”  -@carmelcreeper



GT Arrives
GT-Arrives 
“Grant Taylor just showed up #KOTR2011”  -@rtbftr78



Loser
Loser 
“@thegrifdog featured in black for this years #KOTR2011 Lakai, Nike & Dekline in blue.  Good luck idiot”  -@carmelcreeper



Checker Face
Checker-face 
“Hey @thegrifdog good luck trying to fit in this year on #KOTR2011”  -@carmelcreeper



Enemies
the-enemy 
“Sleeping with the enemy”  -@therealcrailtap



KOTR Box
Joe-box 
“J Brook taking off with Lakai KOTR box, look out”  -@pstonebru



Route 66
Scuba-66 
“Route 66”  -@_scuba_steve



En Route
Scuba-location 
“En route to undisclosed location, coffee break #KOTR2011”  -@_scuba_steve



La Playa
Rhino-Playa 
“Nike van commander and photographer for #kotr2011 @rtbftr78”  -@epiclytrife



Little Buddy
Grant-and-Alien 
“Grant Taylor KOTR 2010 with his little buddy #KOTR2011”  -@rtbftr78



Face tatts and flames
Baby-Lamb 
“Baby Lamb”  -@Thrashermag



KOTR Allumni
KOTR-2004 
“The 2004 KOTR crew”  -@Thrashermag



Rhino gets ready for KOTR
RHino-Beach 
“Beach beer day ready for KOTR”  -@rtbftr78



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