Friday, July 30, 2010
All this hype for Eddie Money and the day he plays I leave you with a re-post. As inappropriate at it seems, Eddie Money is a repeat offender himself. Year after year, he resurfaces like an Easter vigil to deliver a slurricane of 70's-80's pop hits that sha sha sha shake up the crowd. I see nobody has taken up my offer for the line-up call contest, but that's okay. If you're in the area, stop by my place for a premiere of a hot little Sasquatch Canyon joint, and maybe even an SJBMX world premiere. Mere speculations. But one thing is for certain; Mike will vomit.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
At this point, Eddie Money is completely drunk and comes close to falling off the stage.
Post YOUR line up predictions in the comments. Whoever is correct will get a Country Club 40oz the next time I see them. I am serious about this. Answers must be posted by 6PM PST on Friday, July 30, 2010.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
And I think as a legitimate blog of somewhat exclusive content, we need to make a parody of this classic Nickelodeon TV show based around doing exceptionally retarded tasks for Country Club 40's. Or a segment similar to What Would You Do For A Klondike Bar. Suggestions in the comments are more than welcome.
Basically, the man who pioneered style is saying "Still doin' the most." I think that's pretty fitting for Mat Hoffman. And though Mat Hoffman probably walks with a cane and will eventually become Krang from the ninja turtles, he is still doing it... the most. I always have to remember that he was the first to slide handrails on a bike. Mad props. To catch more Mat action, ESPN will be airing The Birth of Big Air at 7pm and 11pm tomorrow. Unfortunately, I couldn't find out if this was EST or PST, so check your local listings. Beers then watch this anyone?
Yesterday, we found out that Money talks. Today, we find out Money blogs. Let 'em blog. You don't see this fool out there with a cane either. Two more days.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
A very humble interview from Santa Cruz's honorary city council member. I hope he refrains from playing anything off the album he attempted to talk about.
I also saw this video on BMXMDB, yet surprisingly nowhere else. Big fufanus will always be welcome in BMX.
This made me bummed that summer is flying by, but glad to know that most of these spots are withing driving distance. Jason Adams, shredding in San Jose. Look no further than the Tiltmode Army to get a renewed appreciation for acting like a kid.
Monday, July 26, 2010
All these dudes were shredding, hitting grand-slams in Martinez. I'll have a few pictures up soon. Thanks to Samar for hosting us at the shop, BBQing, and being an all around future mayor of Martinez.
I'm sure you can all guess why I posted this video. Don't let the San Jose footage throw you off. Three words: Crazy Chris Cameo. Plus I've never seen anybody kill the Roosevelt bowl like Chase Hawk. Grand slammers in San Jose.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Just about to head off to Martinez, but spotted this on Tree's Vimeo. Any Nathan Parker footage is welcome on the Club, and we sure miss his Jedi-like bike skills. Whatever galaxy you're traveling Nathan, Santa Cruz misses you. In fact, I'm pretty sure I spotted this on his space cruiser...
The man bunnyhops over a fudging chin-up bar towards the end. I'm not even joking. What the fuck. The song is pretty retarded, but this is some PCP bunnyhopping or something. Insane!
Also, last 4Lokos jam in Martinez today at STF, click the link on the side for an address. Be at Martinez skatepark for a bbq and shredding at 3pm!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Since I can't ride for about a month or two, I made this video of clips that were just floating around, homeless and in need of some care. A little from Mike's computer, a little from Jackson, a few from Murph, and bam we're done.
Also, I wanted to point out that I've been making a few changes to the blog as of late. You may have noticed that instead of looking like an impenetrable cloud of smoke or an overcast day most likely to yield a rainstorm, Country Clubbin' now resembles its namesake, a 40oz of Country Club Malt Liquor. Well, I guess the cloudy day comparison could work, but beer is better. There is an expanded list of links on the right as well, so feel loved if you're included, or leave your website in the comments if you think you should be a part of the Country Clubbin' worldwide conglomeration. Also, I tagged a lot of posts and will continue to do so, that Country Clubbin is a little more memorable and easier to navigate. In the near future, I hope to have everything tagged, links hyperlinked or embedded when possible, videos up to date in case they were taken down by their hosts, and possibly invite a few more bloggers. Please don't be surprised that posting has greatly expanded too; from once a month, to once a week, to wow, more than once a day. And no, we didn't kill or overthrow Kurt. I'm down for the count and want to help make this site a little more enjoyable for all. Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Something happened today that was really unexpected. An utterly miserable circumstance revealed itself to be a blessing in disguise. Stair jumpers, L-ledgers, and pimple poppers, savor this spot that I randomly discovered. I'm sure this isn't the first time a BMX bike has graced such an awesome spot, but I do feel the urge to share it with the rest of you. Murph demonstrates how to pop a pimple, while a lost Mayan civilization sits hidden from destructive forces of outside conquistadors. Oh yea, Jordan is doing a keg stand too. Party!
L-ledges are so hawt right now. With a little wax, all your hop over needs will be satisfied.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Canadian Country Clubbin' affiliate, Andrew Gobbo, shared these two videos with me and they are both tight. I don't think either have graced bmx media moguls such as the come up or even sjbmx, so these are a pretty hot import. Some big names featured too such as Kym Grosser and Sam Lowe, so you know you're gonna get a fair share of superman seatgrabs and rail rallying. Second one isn't very work safe, FYI. Vancouver road trip anyone?
"Speaking of Homo Andrew the Titty Grabber" - This is apparently why we are in a pickle with the city. Drinking beers on the heroin super highway (the Pogonip) is apparently a bad idea.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
It's hard to imagine my world of BMX without the X-games. X-games 16 is a mere week or two away, and apparently Andy Buckworth is going to try and step on Anthony Napolitan's dick with a no-handed double front flip on the mega-ramp. Had it not been for those two hour broadcasts captivating my heart with vert ramps, spins, and flips, not to mention nourishing my hunger for Taco Bell, Mountain Dew, and Pizza Hut, I would probably spend most of my time blogging about video games, Star Wars, collecting action figures, or maybe even making a difference in the world. For many, this was their first taste of excitement, which led to their first bite of BMX. And as my interest for the X-games dwindled over the years, my appreciation for the riders and the contest's function in the mainstream world is still remarkably high.
Yet as I lay on my couch nursing my tease of a left knee, I had the opportunity to watch X-Games: The Movie instantly on Netflix. Although they showcase the most X athletes who drive the contest today, I find it hard to grasp BMX as the competitively driven lifestyle they portray. My favorite quote, which was bound to rattle my inner college student was "Who needs an A in history, when you can get an X." It's unfortunate to see that mainstream focuses on action sports (BMX was largely left out of the movie) embellish this sexy competitive warrior image, when really the large majority of riders are just nerds who don't dig team sports. Plus it was disappointing to see a lot of the movie's focus on motor sports such as Moto-X and rally car, whereas skateboarding, BMX, and by golly even Rollerblading were the core sports that kept the original event afloat. And as demonstrated by the opening credits, I sure hope they do not pursue X-Games: The Musical. Unless, of course, it is directed and choreographed by Andrew Lloyd SHREDDER! To close this rant, Pat Leahy depicts a much more realistic portrayal of BMX that somehow the average viewer doesn't seem to notice. Through this edit, he reminds us that we can still train for the X-games at your local lake, while being a peeping Tom at the same time. Win/win, right?
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Here's a compilation of some of the riding that went down in Salinas for the first 4Loko tour stop. Yes, the watermarks are annoying, but I had to spend a crap load of time converting .mpg to .mov files and cropping the watermark out basically made the clip look like scrambled porn. So I apologize if you feel you pulled some stuff and it didn't make the cut, particularly George's rail ride to barspin. Nevertheless, we rode some rad spots and had a good crew of people to shred with. Thanks to Crazy Chris for making it happen, and thanks to everyone else who showed up. Hopefully there's enough SC footage to get edits for every stop. Or I hope Tomy coughs up his cell phone videos, because I'm pretty sure I saw him recording the pepperoni bandit in action.
I think it's about time we finally had some reason to click the disclaimer when you first come to this website. Thank you LSD riders, you're making us appear to have edgy content. If only we could get Kelly or somebody to snap his balls in a mousetrap like the guy in the beginning of this movie. I'm not really trying to drop a sword on my foot anytime soon, or have anyone do that really.
Imagine How stoked you were when you saw Seek & Destroy and Criminal Mischief. Now imagine the antics to riding ratio grossly inverted for this catastrophe to also come out of the Philadelphia suburbs.
P.S. Mack Mushies.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Budman sent this over and it definitely outshines most of the things that are usually posted on this site. Congrats once again to Samar for running his own deal, with mail order too. Probably good for Cali boys having a hard time getting mail order good goods, seeing how most are Midwest or East Coast. Check it out here.
Also, I took this at the SFO airport a few months back while going to Florida. Savor The Flavor?
Monday, July 12, 2010
By the way, the counter is 10 posts fast. What a let down.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Go hard or go home on the amburlance
Brad shot a few flicks from the jam, so here goes. Highlights included Squeeks 540ing and Trucking up the step up, Will Grahn Wallride to whip, Seabourne held down the black rail at the Galleria, and the overall smoothness of what led up to the premiere. And don't even think i'm gonna forget about this.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Today is Murph's birthday, so I put together a very special edit that has some NEVER BEFORE SEEN FOOTAGE!!! And Murph's a rad dude, Santa Cruz is stoked! If anyone can correctly guess the TOTAL amount of degrees Murph spun in this video (roll-outs don't count, half cabs do), then the victor will win a new car. This prize is redeemable on Saturday, after 5pm, while shralping the streets of the Santa Cruz 4 Loko stop.
While we are on it, the 4Loko tour Santa Cruz will start at the Fun Spot at 4:30, and depart for Santa Cruz High at 5pm. Please try to be on time. The Cult video will be shown at Pacific Ave Cycles around 8:30pm-9pm. There will be prizes, mini-contests, and more to be had, so come on down. My only request is to respect your surroundings. Santa Cruz is different than Oakland and San Francisco; remember, you're not in a bustling city, but a small town that is usually pretty open-minded. But shoot, sometimes you just don't know what people are smoking around here. Let's just say if a shop owner gives us shit, we should politely move on to the next spot. If a troll gives us shit, then feel free to heckle. Got it? With that said, hope to see all you heads on Saturday!