Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Public Service Announcements

Sometimes I feel that we should re-name this site Bike Alert 831. Anyways, James' bike got stolen. Black chrome Haro, Grey fit sky highs that won't fit in a trunk or backseat, Odyssey Cassette Rear, shitty cranks (I think they are profile), two pegs on the left, shit I forget the rest. Stolen from downtown, expect unfriendly confrontation with trolls.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mega Cooter 9

I spotted Nathan.
Santa Cruz misses you Nathan

Props Megatour 9 Trailer from PropsBMX on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Training Day

Santa Cruz's answer to the animal house... not really

Warehouse from jackson allen on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Congrats to the Homies

I remember learning barspins with garrett while he talked about foot jobs

Welcome to the team Garrett Nilsson from coalitionBMX on Vimeo.



shredding

Fists of Furry

This is not rad

Monday, December 7, 2009

RAD

Im psyched on everything there is to do with terrible one. and "garrett byrnes is a mack daddy"

T1 commercial 2002 from joe rich on Vimeo.

Friday, December 4, 2009

3 weeks

ah.... to shred again

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving, from Kory

I'm sure most of you got this tex mex, but it was by far the best turkey day wish I could've gotten from a mobile communication device. And I, for one, am very thankful for Kory. Stuff yo self with drum sticks-n-bass!

"Turkey day! Yee-yee skeet-skeet with a few yadada sprinklez! Lol.and don't forget to watch the macy's parade.its da shit!*drum-n-bass**drum-n-bass*" - Kory

See you all on Tuesday

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

fast forward to the last trick

Jesus

Rays "Odd Couple" - Taj Mihelich & Jeff Lenosky from George Ryan on Vimeo.

The best way to start your day...

Joe Rich Props Interview from Least Most on Vimeo.


I try not to be overly nostalgic about BMX, but there a number of things that need to be ironed out considering how close BMX seems to be penetrating into the mainstream. Hollywood brings a very one dimensional depiction in garbage such as Transporter 3 and Mall Cop, using "death defying stunts" to dramatically differentiate their movie's chase scene from another's. LAME! While getting a little bit closer to the "core" of the sport, MTV has made a few BMX related broadcasts that are still whack overall. We should also keep in mind how MTV launched TJ Lavin's celeb-personality. I don't know about you, but BMX looks fucking lame when it's portrayed as a coming of age story centered around a group of friends who grow up and have fun riding BMX... on TV. Please, save it for Ryan Sheckler. And finally, our own media mogul, The Come Up, basically has an all you can eat buffet of retarded commentary that loosely revolves around how we should take sides based on the ways our bikes are set up, the way we dress, what tricks we do, and what we do our tricks on. If Orwell rode BMX and was your average TCU grom, he probably would say Freestyle is slavery.

This section was probably the first BMX video I saw that really had an impact on me as far as style, tricks, and overall mentality. Had I started riding now, I think I would've missed out on Joe Rich. Instead, I probably would've read a Mike Spinner interview and thought "Man, this guy really has his head on straight and his whips on lock." Probably a few years after this interview, my brother and I met Joe Rich. It was an amazing day filled with shredding all over SF. Literally, all over. We started at 3rd and Army, got lost in the Bayshore area, rode bikes all the way up to Keezer stadium, then rode back to downtown. At the legendary China grinds, we hear two riders shouting "Wait up! Yo!" and a variety of other expressions to get our attention.

We planned on staying at the spot anyways because Tim stepped up to plate at the recently capped ledge down the 16 or so stairs there, a pretty epic feat for being such grommets. Anyways, the two random BMXers hollering turned out to be Joe Rich and his brother Chris. After the initial shock, we remembered that we were trying to film my brother grind that ledge. I can't possibly imagine the pressure he must've felt while trying that. A few double pegs down weren't really making the cut, so Tim sent a perfect feeble down it first try, almost in tribute of when Joe Rich himself feebled that ledge in RF2.

What stands out the most is that Joe Rich flagged down a bunch of groms to ride. I think I was 15 at the time, my brother probably 16 or almost 17. We asked him a bunch of stupid questions like any helgie would, but he also told us crazy stories about the Gonz too. Nowadays, a lot of people pass up the opportunity to meet people through bike riding for trivial reasons like bike set-ups, clothes, or skill level. Joe Rich on the other hand was all for it. I was so stoked that night, I got off at our train stop and felt the need to bust something. 5 attempts, 3 pretty bad falls, and 1 of the soundest times I've ever slept afterwards, I grinded my first rail. Added bonus, Paul B T1 commercial

Friday, November 13, 2009

This Just In!

One more video up for your Friday the 13th viewing pleasure. Extra props to Wes and Kurt for putting up with me and my food poisoning while I was in the East Bay.


Bay Smog Edit from Wes Rhoe on Vimeo.

Fan-Boy Friday Film Fest-tacular

Exhibit A



Exhibit B

butcher ecd 4 from Skavenger on Vimeo.

Exhibit C




Xzibit D (of the Young sort)



A. It is undeniable that Mat Hoffman is the progenitor of BMX. From crazy airs, variations, and even handrails, he literally went head first to further every discipline of riding. And still does today. Hoffman will always be one of my favorite riders, and this diddy ESPN put up was a pretty good reason why.

B. Hoffman provides a perfect segue to Exhibit B. Without Hoffman, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't have Butcher. Aside from being on Hoffman for most of the their riding careers (as I assumed for Butcher), you can really see the roots take hold in street riding for what Mat planted. People complain about how Butcher rides, saying that he's super sketchy and has gross style, but I think that's kind of why I enjoy watching him ride. That's freestyle, that's raw. I would much rather see Butcher jump a triple set rail hop to flat (at 3:25) rather than Mike Spinner do a 1080 or some other no-name barn footjam dance on a quarter pipe. I guess in mythological terms (because both Mat and Butcher are legendary), the Condor is like Zeus and Butcher is like Apollo or Hermes or some shit. This post also saves all of us time because usually whilst drunk, I try to find this section on a dubbed VHS and I'm sure most of the Country Clubbin readers who've experienced this have found it pretty annoying.

C. Which brings us to exhibit C. Mr. Mesta and Sprinkles. I like to rep the homies and I was digging this edit that they threw up on the facebook. I haven't seen it on any sites yet, so maybe this is the first embed. (Country Club Exclusive going straight to my head!). Good shit out of both of them, and for some reason it kind of reminds me of the two videos above them. Riding it all, doing their own thing. One of the finer points in BMX if you ask me. Plus, if anyone knows where that crazy looking blue and tan cement park is, leave it in the comments. Place looks wild.

D. It's all in the name, Xzibit and Young D. The title of the song is called "Figure it Out." Now go "FIGURE IT OUT, HELGIE!"

Oh yeah, this is kind of cute too...



Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

wika wa wika wa wiki wa wa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malt_liquor

Country Club
Alcohol Content: ?
AKA: CC, The Club
Rep: The mysterious lost dauphin of forties.
Though consistently abused as the perfectly average malt liquor, we found CC to be a diamond in the rough. Light, creamy, clean finishing and sophisticated, you can drink this malt all night and wake up feeling like a goddamn prince.
Aesthetics: The label looks like it hasn’t been reworked since the ‘50s and probably hasn’t. It includes the international symbol for booze, XXX, wearing a little crown. Which is touching, somehow.
Trivia: The true grandaddy of malt liquors, Country Club was the first successful malt liquor in America.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dueling Dragon Days!



I'd like to be the first Nor Cal blogger to make a post today wishing happy birthdays to the following:

- Tron
- Jackson

Happy Birthday(s), and I strongly urge our readers to wish the same too... in the comments section.

JACKSONANDTRONLIKE2PARTAY!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Holy Shit!

Not trying to one up the Krut post, but this link is pretty amazing. Nose candy in SF.

pretty savage

Broke Back Box Jump

Well, Broke my back in two places. FunSpot wins again

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tell me about it!

If you click the link, the title explains it all...

...honestly, how could i not post this?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Free Kweli!


While liberating a famous SF street spot for Hell on Wheels 5, everybody's favorite Nubian prince was arrested and is in for some serious shit. From what I hear, he may be facing 4 years in prison, captured for the cause of bike riding. I know most you readers in the 831 might not be too familiar with Kweli, but he's definitely an OG Bay rider who's been down for the cause for about as long as your average rider has been alive. He helped pioneer events in the Bay that were just raw, real bike riding.

I know this is pretty short noticed, but for anyone attending the jam tomorrow in SC, I'll be accepting donations that will all go to his bail, lawyer fees, etc. Whatever you can do helps. I'm also trying to get some merchandise such as First Rule beanies and shirts, which will all go directly to Kweli 100%. If you follow the links, Chris San Augustin is auctioning off his bike, as well as Zac Costa auctioning a brand new Eastern Grim Reaper. Chris' bike is very dialed in particular, since you know he never rides it!

Chris' Bike
Grim Reaper

The possibility of Kweli facing prison time is definitely serious and this is your chance to give back to a real legend who's donated countless hours of his time making BMX in the Bay a riot. For more info about Kweli and First Rule, click this link http://www.firstrulecollective.com/

PS, if you haven't scrolled down and watched the Mike Davis video, you should. I didn't mean to post twice in the same day, but it is important for us BMXers of Norcal to show the love our fellow riders truly deserve, both for those who have come and gone and for those who still plan to shape the future.

Homage to the Clit Crew

Mike Davis Back in the Day from Andy Maguire on Vimeo.



I recently found my buddy Mike Davis on facebook the other day, and needless to say, I was stoked. I think I first talked to him in a BMX chat room (remember those!) that was so over-run by barnies, we had to make our own one, mainly dealing with riding street. This is well before I graduated high school, so my mind is a little hazy for details. Either way, we eventually met at the Vans skatepark like so many people from the Bay Area did back in the day. I don't really remember any details from the session, but Mike would always roll with his cousin Brandon, probably about 3-4 other heads, and this dude named Chipper who crammed them all in a gangster looking car. They were all from Vallejo, which seemed like a pretty gnarly drive for a 2 hour, $14 session. They would also take Clif Bar stickers and alter them to say "Clit," thus the infamous CLIT CREW was born.

The first time I met up with Mike to ride street was a pretty epic day. During that time, I was riding with a lot of dudes from Santa Rosa, including Thomas Re, Bryan Porter, Chad Smith, and Garrett Ennis. I'm pretty sure we all mashed up there and met up with Mike and the Clit Crew. We rode this gnarly curved wallride that I would love to go back to if it's still there, some random street spots downtown, and the once great rail banger spot of all time - Glenn Cove.

Back then, around 2003 or 2004, handrails were my thing. It was almost like a right of passage. To this day, a rail will still make me stoked, whether it's 5 stairs, kinked, up, down, backwards, upside down, inside out, you name it. This school in Vallejo, I think it was a rich kid high school or elementary school, had it all. A basic 6 stair, 4 stair, double kinked, long, short, and a triple kinker that took me hella tries to finally do (probably one of the longest rails i've done to date). I can recount details about tricks and stuff, but now, what stands out the most is Mike's willingness to take us to such a dope spot. You really don't get that anymore. Times have changed, and people worry about a spot getting blown up, shut down, snake lines, and other really pointless drama. But Mike knew we liked doing rails, and he was all the more psyched to feed our cravings. I remember Mike was kind of known for not grinding rails, but he watched us, filmed us, and chilled us for the entire time we were there, like 4 hours or something. The spot was unfortunately capped, but to this day, it still was one of the best places I've ridden ever.

In the meantime, I found this video of him riding back in the day and got his permission to upload it. I have a bunch more Clit Crew videos that I will be gradually uploading too, but since he was kind of the early Godfather of editing, filming, and making efforts to blow up the Bay Area street scene, it's only appropriate to start with the real OG. Thanks Mike!

word

http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/boondocksaintsiiallsaintsday/

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lance Armstrong Day Announced

http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/Route/stages.html


Lance armstrong day is once again coming to santa cruz, I hope we can all be too wasted to see everyones favorite one nut bike rider pass in front of naked dancing tron once again

still a long way away but hey, news be news!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bicycle Trip

This may not be related to the shop that has supported the fun spot, but still thought it was pretty cool. If only the people at Pixar could apply a similar concept to the next Toy Story. It would probably look something like this.

A bicycle trip from lorenzo veracini on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Huzzzzzah!


Business first, then party in the back. For those interested, shirts will be made in honor of shredders that happen to reside in Santa Cruz or the caverns of my heart. For all interested, please leave your name and your shirt size in the comments page and hopefully these bad boys will be made before the jam on Halloween at fun spot. You won't have to buy these, i'm gonna be making about 25 total for all y'all smelly boyz. Since i'm sure Country Clubbin' has a pretty exclusive audience (much like Country Clubs in general), this will be the easiest way for me to make sure I have accounted for the interested parties and accurate shirt sizes. And what's on this shirt, you may ask? I have revealed it's top secret design to some of the most elite and high ranking members of the Clubbin', and so far it has yielded mighty returns. Have faith in the Country Club, for the Club locks on to your steering wheel and ALWAYS prevents theft.

As far as this kid goes, I should make him a shirt too. This is kind of old, but makes me glad I can ride in the middle of October. Enjoy!

Airik Elstracular Spectacular from North of Ten on Vimeo.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Movie Monday, for the rainy day wash-up

Since it's raining today, here's some videos that should be shared with the rest of the eight dirty one.

First, a little Roll Mexican flavor in fakie:

DWT SIX from ybrik on Vimeo.


Followed by some Beerman bits, with good riding from our local favorites (and contributers/creators):




'08-'09 SD Scraps from Chris McMahon | SJBMX on Vimeo.


And finally, Blastin' Jackson in a video Mike made not too long ago, but should've been posted sooner and viewed in awe by all. Stab at it!



Go ride through a puddle and get water on yo' butt!




Thursday, October 15, 2009

Devil Makes 3


Saturday night 7pm, come drink and listen to the tunes

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Too sexi for zah rain, ya

on the clock with murdock from mike hernandez on Vimeo.


Hot off the press from Hernanlebeev. Standing ovation over at Rincon St. Now obey my dog!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Exclusive #2

Country Clubbin 2006 Throwback, not throw-aways from Andy Maguire on Vimeo.


Put this together today, I hope you enjoy it. Footage from 2007/8 will be coming soon. Stay tuned...


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Savage

Josh Harrington has got to be the best bike rider ever

Josh Harrington talks about a few aspects of his life and shows you that he's not slowing down any time soon with some new riding footage. Video shot & edited by Tony Ennis

Santa Cruz Bike Bandits

I think we should start a bicycle thief task force unit that just goes around and beats the shit out of bums on expensive bikes

Miko's Bike can be added to the list of bikes that have been stolen in the past few months

keep your eyes open, its that light blue one. God I fucking hate bike snatchers

ps- mine is still gone too

Monday, October 5, 2009

Go Lexi!



Enjoy your morning!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Harpo Productions


Today's lesson in history:

http://www.brainyhistory.com/days/september_30.html

From Chief Justice appointments to Hooters settling discrimination suits, September 30 is quite an eventful day. In fact, I'd like to say that September seems to spawn an unusual amount incidents. Take September 8th for example; it's the birthdate of my Mom, my half-sister, two of my mom's friends, and Country Club's very own Triangle Head. And just when you thought you had enough, the next day after party of captain stabby himself surfaced to life in 1987. But today, I'd like to send a shout out to one of the leading ladies of Country Clubbin, Janelle! Happy birthday, and for all you other scumbags out there, keep your Saturday free, cuz we gettin tore back!

And to keep just a little BMX in this piece, I saw this and didn't really want it to get swept in the tsunami of web videos that ebb and flow to The Come Up shores. Super good dude from Portland, Maine. Tell me when THAT trip is going down, i got mad family out there!


TalkoftheTown Maine - James Meliota - Summer 09 from TalkoftheTown Maine on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Welcome to "Getting to know your scumbag!"



Miguel Aguilera interview from kirk on Vimeo.



As the hub of all things relevant to BMX and the key to life itself, there seems to still be a little confusion as to what Country Clubbin is all about. In many ways, it is a cheap 40 oz. But I think it goes a little bit deeper than that... possibly to 120 oz. And if you really want to go beyond the unknown and freakish, I would strongly encourage you to go passed the classic deal of 3 for $5, and explore realms 160 oz, maybe even 100 million oz's deep! It's a crazy place man, time warps, pillows defy gravity by sticking to your face, and yes, lots of blood. Which segues into our first and hopefully last segment of getting to know your scumbag. I found this startling but important video with Miguel, AKA the Mexicutio(gnar). So feel enlightened, and check out some videos on that dude's page, some are pretty rad.



Thursday, September 24, 2009

The proudest moment of my life, thus far...


First, we have a picture of Chi-chi, the newest member of the country club family. Secondly, and far more importantly, we have THE VERY FIRST COUNTRY CLUBBIN EXCLUSIVE!!!! I think it premiered at interbike last night, but I'll have to check with the SC contingency that migrated down that way. Come get some, please!



Welcome to Flavor Country, Clubbin' from Andy Maguire on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Taj

Taj has always been the man, this is a pretty worth while post. Go look

http://taj.transworld.net/2009/08/27/ride-remixes/

Monday, September 21, 2009

http://www.bearforce1.nl/

Have a new bike up and running, get to the park saturday and twist my knee and turn it into a grapefruit, sweet. Shoulda gone to the Salinas jam and not tried to bash my leg in.

Bear Force One

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

WeThePeople

Guys have always had a really good team, this is pretty impressive

Gotta spread the Primo love

Looks pretty legit

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Er do you remember when?

The Chris Farley Show from up or down on Vimeo.

MC

MC shredding

Matt Colisch in SoCal - More BMX Videos



Gotta get back down there for a BMX reunion sometime soon

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Those who live by the sword die by the bullet

If all goes to plan (and thanks to a donation from Jackson Allen and Aaron Doolittle for cranks bars and forks) I will be shredding by Saturday, been a month since I've rode a bike, 'bout time.

Couldn't be sooner, all this constant drunkness is making me a fucking gordle pie

Friday, September 11, 2009

This is a pretty epic way to die

Police in George, WA issued a report on the events leading up to the deaths of Robert Uhlenake (24) and his friend, Ormond D. Young (27) at the Metallica concert last Friday. Uhlenake and Young were found dead at the Gorge Amphitheater after the show.

Uhlenake was near a pickup that was on top of Young at the bottom of a 20 ft drop. Young was found with severe lacerations, numerous fractures, contusions, and a branch in his anal cavity. He also had been stabbed and his pants were in a tree above him, some 15 ft off the ground adding to the mystery of the heretofore unexplained scene.

According to Commissioner-In-Charge Inoye Appleton, Uhlenake and Young had tried to get tickets for the sold-out concert. When they were unable to get any tickets, the two decided to stay in the lot and drink.

Once the show began, and after the two had consumed 18 beers between the two of them, they hit upon the idea of scaling the 7 foot wooden security fence around the perimeter of the site and sneak in.

They apparently moved the truck up to the edge of the fence and decided that Young would go over first and assist Uhlenake later. They had not counted on the fact that while it was a 7 foot fence on the parking lot side, there was a 23 foot drop on the other side.

Young, who weighed 255 lbs and was quite inebriated, had jumped up and over the fence and promptly fell about half the 23 foot distance before a large tree branch broke his fall AND his left forearm; unfortunately, he also managed to get his shorts caught on the branch.

Since he was now in a lot of pain and with no way to extricate himself and his shorts from the tree, he decided, seeing bushes down below, to cut his shorts off and fall to the ground. Upon cutting the last bit of fabric from himself, he suddenly plummeted to earth, losing grip of the knife. The "soft" bushes were actually holly bushes and landing in them caused a massive number of cuts. He also had the misfortune of landing squarely on a holly bush branch; effectively impaling himself.

The knife, which he had accidentally released 15 ft up, now landed and stabbed him in his left thigh. Apparently, he was in a lot of pain. Enter his friend Robert. Uhlenake had apparently observed the last bit of this and, despite his inebriated state, realized that Young was in trouble.

He hit upon the idea of lowering a rope to his friend and pull him up and over the fence. This was complicated by the fact that Uhlenake was outweighed by his friend by a good 100 lbs.

Again, despite his state he realized he could use their truck to pull Young out. Unfortunately, because of his state, Uhlenake put the truck in reverse, rather than drive, broke through the fence, landed on Young (killing him). Uhlenake was thrown out of the truck and subsequently died of internal injuries.

"So that's how a dead 255 lb man with no pants on, with a truck on top of him and a stick up his ass came to be" said Commissioner Appleton
www.peopleofwalmart.com

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Found! / Still missing

Andrew's bike was recovered in near perfect condition, minus a sweet ass red spraypaint job and a USPC decal, fuck yeah

My T1 is still on the loose though, most likely rolling around santa cruz in an equally awesome color, so keep and eye out. The good news is this means it is most likely still in town....

its got left side drive so that should be a dead give away if spotted from some distance

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Adios

Andy just left to San Diego for some BMX action and im off to the Riverside/LA area for 6 days for some birthday fun.

the only thing is its no longer gonna be this


to this i guess?


This is why I smoke camels like a cigarettes like a chimney. Guess its burnt 138,000 acres. Bummer

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Good Blog

This has nothing to do with BMX but it is extremely worth while read in my book. I actually find the only true interesting thing about BMX to be riding itself. Who the hell wants to look at Bike weights and seat post geometry online?

This is a blog written by "Freeway Ricky" from his jail cell who at one point was making ~ 3million dollars a day From Los Angeles.

Bio: http://www.streetgangs.com/magazine/freewayrick.html

His blog: http://freewayenterprise.blogspot.com/


Articulate and an interesting perspective

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sweet

degeneration

Definition: Stresses physical, intellectual, or especially moral retrogression - the degeneration of their youthful idealism into cynicism

AKA life since black friday (the day kurtlebeev and the garbage man's bikes were stolen)



Long story short I have found my self nearly intoxicated for a week straight sobering up enough to go to work.

Im selling my truck to replace a bike, any takers?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Not to take away from the utter shred-fest displayed by Morgan Long, but hey, this happened a few days ago at my old high school!

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/24/BAAT19CUPM.DTL

Unfortunately, this will be the last time I blog... at work!!! NO JOB BABY, HOLLA AT ME!!!

And I found a new spot in the beach flats which is kind of fun. For those who still have bikes that can stunt, we should jib there. Peaceful weekends everyone!

Long Beach

Stayed with this guy and Eben Fisher for a couple days when me, Jarrod, and Carplebeev went down to LA last summer on a shred mission. Nice guy and jesus is he shredding these days.

Morgan Long Edit - More BMX Videos



Bar spin is insane

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Side Note

If you're the yahoo that has the bikes and are reading this, feel free to return them somehow and we'll call it even. Otherwise you'll be moped up if somehow anyone in SC finds out.

RIP BMX

So my Bike (Kurt) and my buddy Andrews bieks were stolen out of the bed of my truck on friday in downtown santa cruz. All I have left is my broken cable lock.

RIP BMX


----Kurt----

Frame: terrible 1 garrett byrnes frame (green)
wheels: WTP Front Gsport/Fly back (black)
Cranks: fly (black)
stem: fit drop down (rasta painted black)
Bars: primo tall boys (black)
Forks: primo kamikaze (black)

----Andrew----

Frame: FIT eddie cleveland (green)
Wheels: primo
Cranks; (profile)
forks: primo (white)
Bars: S&M (white)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Mike

Saavedra fin from matt colisch on Vimeo.



last trick is insane

Even Newer FunSpot



This is why the city threw our bike park westward about 100 yards

"SANTA CRUZ -- Almost 17 years after President George H.W. Bush marked the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary off-limits to oil drilling, shark chumming and Jet Skis, visitors to Surf City will soon be able to see the wonders that the national sanctuary was created to protect.

Exactly $3 million in federal funding came through Thursday to help build the $16 million Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center on the former "Fun Spot" skateboard and bicycle park across from Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf.

Supporters say that money, coupled with about $4.6 million in federal dollars expected this September, is the final amount needed to begin construction. Crews could break ground as soon as January. The visitors center is expected to draw about 350,000 people annually."

The attraction will feature an intertidal touch pool; a floor-to-ceiling model of a kelp forest, complete with a scuba diver; a theater projecting footage of deep sea critters found in the bay's underwater canyon; and other exhibits.




Good times had on that peace of land, but I think the marine lab will be awesome

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Building The Underground



As many of you know, this is one of the best BMX videos ever made. (and if you have my copy of it I really want it back)

but anyways, there is going to be a Building the Underground 2 - currently in the works


Davey watson:
"You don’t really take breaks from filming like other people do. Are you jumping right into another project?
DW: Building the Underground 2, trying to get a part in that. And going on those Federal trips filming for some web vids."


FYI

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Change


I must say, I miss the days when people did Fufanus, remeber that? The Brian terada era, taj, inman, szczesny?


if I see one more tuck-no-hander on street where you throw your hands directly down towards your front wheel im gonna sell my bike and buy some rollerblades.


Barn

Friday, August 14, 2009

poor guy!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/16/devil_girls/

Real Big Fish

For you folks that enjoy Santa Cruz's beaches

The decisions were made after visitors spotted a shark munching on a porpoise carcass off Seacliff State Beach on Tuesday afternoon.

Dave Casper, a veterinarian at Long Marine Laboratory in Santa Cruz, said bites on the porpoise are about 10 inches across, and probably were made by a "teenage" great white shark about 10 to 12 feet long. "We see lots of shark bites on dead carcasses," Casper said. "A lot of these white sharks are just bumbling idiots. Its not surprising those bites are likely to be from 10- or 12-foot sharks, young teenage sharks that are trying to figure out the game plan." Both Norton and Kirk Lingenfelter, local superintendent with California State Parks, said they will evaluate the closures today and could reopen the water to swimmers for the weekend

BAD FISHY!

who wants to go surfing????

BONNY DOON - The Lockheed Fire consumed 2,800 acres in the remote forest between Swanton and Bonny Doon on Thursday as quick-moving flames fueled by thick underbrush raged out of control for a second day, leading authorities to order the evacuation of up to 2,400 residents.

Bolstered by 120 engines and 20 aircraft, more than 2,000 firefighters serving in ground crews employed bulldozers, axes and bare hands to set backfires, lay hose lines and dig breaks in an attempt to contain the blaze, which raged in a parched expanse of tinder-dry brush and timber that hasn't burned for more than six decades.

Cal Fire said the blaze started near the Lehi Camp, a Mormon retreat at the top of Empire Grade, and the Lockheed Martin facility. The cause is unknown.

Just five years ago, Cal Fire identified the largely inaccessible woodlands surrounding the two sites as the county's worst wildfire hazard. The last major blaze in that area, the 19,000-acre Pine Mountain Fire of 1948, which burned for a month, is still the county's largest wildfire on record.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Update

The Santa Cruz police detpartment will not accept formal complaints over the phone. To make a complaint there is a form that needs to be filled out, they may be picked up in person down at the cop shop.

Santa Cruz parks and rec will refer you to : Steve Hammak 420-5366, regarding hard to interpret signage located at depoparkspot.

The muni code ordinace that Macintosh "violated" is here:


13.12.010 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS. No person shall ride a skateboard or bicycle or permit a minor for whom he or she is responsible to ride a skateboard or bicycle in a city park or recreational facility unless the person or minor, while riding the skateboard or bicycle, is wearing a helmet, elbow pads and knee pads. (Ord. 2007-15 § 2, 2007: Ord. 94-47 § 1 (part), 1994).

Now the question remains, did the officers have sufficiant proof that andlbeev was in fact riding without head sholders knees and toes? Or was he merely moving in the direction of said officers with the intent to communicate?

you be the judge.



FREE ANDY !!!

HANDCUFFS Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Beware !


guestapo-po's are in full effect down at the funpark bike ranch, andy macbook got shenanigan'ed for not wearing a cup and trying to flea the scene.



formal complaints will be happening, ask jackson for more info.

on a lighter note, an old interweb classic makes a comeback today courtesy of hot rods and courtry-space:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-3qncy5Qfk

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bring out the secret weapon!


I knew we would whip Billy out during crunch time.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Mutiny

the euro whip on the dirt jump about half way through is the pretty much the best thing ive ever seen

Mutiny Bikes "Let's Get Mystical" Trailer! from Mutiny Bikes on Vimeo.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mondayz

3 for 5



shreddingggggggggg

Andy Maguire from Chris McMahon | SJBMX on Vimeo.




and also, saw this over on beermans site about Joey Chernoff

I’ll start off with the good news about Joey first: He won the School’s Out Jam last night. Now for the bad news: He’s been in the hospital in Fresno since last night, after breaking two vertebrae in his neck during the post-jam high jump contest. Thankfully, Danny Leahy and Kelly Costello are staying down there with him for the time being. Danny’s told me that Joey’s pretty out of it right now, and is strapped down until the doctors decide whether or not he needs surgery; also, he’s told me that Joey has been able to move his extremities, which is obviously a good sign. I’ll post updates as I get them, and you’ll be hearing about some sort of DawgAid-style event to help him out with his medical bills once he gets back home from Fresno. In the meantime, keep him in mind.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Terrible One



Im not one to replace parts unless I need them but I have always been a big fan of T1, good team, good bikes, just good ideas. So I think this will be my next purchase. This may mean I would need to find a buyer for the Garrett Byrnes I'm on right now...

Damn this things is clean!


74.5 degree head tube angle
71 degree seat tube angle
12" BB height
13.75" rear end
21 and 21.25 top tube sizes

Fuckin Perfect peace of metal



POPPY

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Eddie Money

Come to Santa Cruz Friday night and see the Eddie Money shit storm for free.

hopefully he can finish the show

Friday, July 17, 2009

Good News and Bad News

Let's start off with the bad news first, shall we?

This may be the only time where country clubbin will function as a credible news source, so here we go. For most of you who haven't heard, my brother was involved in a very serious bike accident last Friday which landed him in the ICU until about Wednesday. He managed to fracture his skull, collarbone, and already had a broken hand. To update everyone, he was just bumped out of the ICU and in his own room at SF General Hospital. For the most part, it looks like he will be doing alright, though I'm not sure when he'll be out of the hospital, let alone riding. Franchise BMX is accepting donations for Tim's medical bills at the Bicycle Film Festival Tommorrow if you feel inclined to help. Otherwise, let's set aside some of our troubles, be grateful for what we have, and hope we can get this son of a bitch hang five around town again.

I also cracked my LAF at the head tube (pictures might surface later), but hopefully empire will come through with the $200 2nd Wave frame i just ordered. Based on limited stock always worries me, especially from personal experience at my own place of work.

Anyways, two videos already laced to the inter-web, but are relevant to the extended country clubbin family. Two of my favorite people to ride with, Big Joey Caaaabbs and Caveman. Let's hope the embed codes work for my dumb ass. And honestly Beerman, for a kid who wears a Pantera shirt everyday of his life, you really think Aerosmith is the way to go? That piece of shit will be playing free shows at the boardwalk in no less than 3 years. Saddle up cowboys from hell.

Volume Bikes: Joey Cobbs Edit from VOLUME/DEMOLITION on Vimeo.



Steven Landrum from Chris McMahon SJBMX on Vimeo.




Finally, Eddie Money is NEXT weekend, July 24th, not today. Today is Starship with Mickey Thomas or something. Keep in mind VH1 voted Starship the most annoying 1 hit 1der band or most annoying band. So if you suck and like going to shows at the boardwalk, today is your day. It'll be Shakin next weekend.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ian Munroe

Guy is one of the most legit people in BMX as far as im concerned, take notes he has a degree in street

Ian Munro Mix from Alex Raban on Vimeo.

Monday, July 13, 2009

HAVEN'T SEEN THIS YET IN SANTA CRUZ....

http://www.ratemyvomit.com/?action=ssp&pid=159

GONNA BLOW THIS SHIT UP!!

Good job everyone, you think me having part in this is gonna be useful to any extent? Im gonna blow ur minds with closet freaky shit....

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Dedication To All You Hipster Douchebags


If you shitheads had any money you wouldnt NEED a vintage poo-zhow to get off. Go have an ironic mustache growing contest outside of American Apparel, so bike shops can continue selling 300 dollar bikes to fatties. And you're not an athlete, you're not going to the track, and no you cant make your bike work any better; even with more air in the tires. Please listen to me on this, I do have your best interest at heart. I know you want to be a part of the track bike army in order to gain acceptance from the rest of the squad, but I also want a unicorn to blow me, so fuck off.


Jesus Fucking Christ

Monday, July 6, 2009

For Sale

Anyone want to buy a bong? 50 bones OBO --> Bought it for about 2 bills

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fuck Yeah! trial run, version 1.456T-A-TIT

So first order of business in FUCK YEAH! is the Show on Showtime called DEXTER


Im fuckin' hooked on this show and will not leave my house if it happens to be on

"Eventually most serial killers get caught. There's really not much of a retirement plan."



Second order of business for FUCK YEAH! is your run of the mill shitty ass wellgo metal pedals

Now I know we are in an age of "BMX riders" (BMX riders?????) zipping around with plastic pedals (PLASTIC PEDALS?!?!?! FUCK ME!!) but you cant go wrong with shitty metal wellgos, and guess what.... Cheaper than plastics! AND you can probably find them on any cheap mountain bike you may come across on your daily travels, so they could be free???? Anyways I got mine of a hardtail trek at my old work last christmas and they are prime still (not loose - no pins to loose - not much weight to them)

win win?





This concludes episode 1.456T-A-TIT of FUCK YEAH!

BACK CALIFORNY WAY

Burnt my Bed in kelly's back yard last night while he ran around with a wig and helmet on for some reason? welcome back I guess - I think I'm gonna start a new post called "Fuck yeah" about things that make me thingk 'Fuck Yeah!' when I think about them.

Tron - Will be adding to this too


so.... FUCK YEAH!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Merry Half Christmas Eve!
















Normally I'd include a sweet picture of Santa Cruz's beloved birthday boy, but I'm at work and all the pictures I have access to involve beer, marijuana, blood, or some other troll shit. So happy birthdaybeev to Carpplebeev, I'm glad we still have you 22 years in all, even though some have tried to keep you down.


Unrelated, I've got a free bike up for grabs (as shown above). One would say that there are minor cosmetic defects. It also may need reflectors. It's a 2-hip Lino with some slight modifications: super light weight pedal (right only), emergency spacer kit, fossilized chain, and built in locking mechanisms for the back hub (good for keeping bike thieves away). Peg on the front and extra wide bars makes this an excellent 2-seater vehicle. Gold sprocket is made from real gold$$$$$$$. Anyways, normally I'd ask something but this bad boy has been taking up space at my house, crashing on the couch, and not paying rent. Needs new home, ASAP!!! If interested, reply in the comments section.










Tuesday, June 23, 2009

22

Wednesday having going away party slash/birthday party, BBQ ragers during the day, hit pint night at Woodstock's and then were ever the wind takes us, yo orthopedic surgeons are creepy as fuck.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Portland or

Blogging out via half broken phone in portland, on my way to goods in a bit to scope some bmxage

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

mhm

Remember the front flip that scotty cranmer did up this gap in that Video Mirra made with 411 'sentenced to life'? Little does that little bike monkey know i pulled a clean ass nose dive 90 on that same gap like 5 years ago.




anddddddddddd, board walk concert this weekend?!
YEAHHHHHHHHH !!!!!! yeah?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fiesta !


I sent this to mac-attacks celly but I don't even know if he can recive pictures. I think this is the best course of action regarding kRut's last post.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer time is here

The first boardwalk concert is on the 19th, which should officially start the summer shit storm


2 pictures from last summer




I got a new peter pan line

I don't have anyones numbers because i got a new phone a bit ago (unless you're jackson allen, andy mac or my dad) so send them my way via text or something.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Dialed


Hamilton is sick




My Bike is dialed right now and I feel like falling down really really hard, its been a while. That weird? My camera is charged and I got new tapes, if these thunderstorms don't roll through tomorrow like they're sup to want to come fall with me???

I haven't smoked them trees in over a week. I had a dream last night it was fucking rad, dreams are rad. I forgot about dreams. I kind of like the ones that are really disturbing and freak you out because you feel that much better when you wake up and you are safe in your bed at home - not in WWII fighting intergalactic homosexual space monkeys; not that I dream about that sort of shit.

Im buying an iphone today so I can be just like you