Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Get It In, 2013!

It's the last day in the year, and the bay area proves it has some bosses to close the year out. I guess the video of Endo is a few months old, but I never saw it until now. Mesta, Dom, and Endo all doing what they do best. If you leave your new years resolution in the comments, you might win a 40oz of country club...

Dominic Colombini 2013 from Dominic on Vimeo.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Can't get more Solid than this!

Solid x DPL from Tristan Adams on Vimeo.

Believe it or not, there is still more Solid bikes videography to showcase, which is pretty awesome since it features none other than Tristan Adams. This basic ass park looks awesome based on the lines these dudes are executing. Can't wait to shred some east bay parks with the biker boys tomorrow!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

I got 3 for $5 on it!

Dark Mark shows us why we need to visit him, as well as Jim and Lisa out in Colorado. Weed is legal, parks are abundant, and they pay you for riding your bike. I think Coors Light might be the only evidence proving that Colorado isn't heaven on earth.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Solid Saturday

How did Solid Bikes completely dominate this week in web videos? Probably because they didn't drop their entire team, which seems to be the hottest trend in BMX right now. In fact, the Solid army only seems to get stronger, and straight out the gate, OG Gerald and young buck Tanner close out the year with some wild edits to be proud of.

Friday, December 20, 2013

4 Pegs and a Fun Tunnel

The streets just hopped the fence to you're neighborhood skatepark, and already the scooter kids are smoking blunts and shoulder tapping for some High Gravity. I'm glad everything worked out in the end for this splendid Lino Gonzalez approved edit, especially since I heard Mini-Daddy's agent and publicist were a nightmare to work with. I'm loving the Vern edits, the red-Iphone was a good investment for this bunch.

Glory Hole 2013 with Full Frame Collective from WEREHAUS on Vimeo.

Now let's transition to the other half of the Solid Bikes team riding a big smooth transition. There's more than one way to get pitted!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hyper Viper

Patrick Kelly x Joe Mednikoff from Patrick Kelly on Vimeo.

Our neighbors over the hill keeping it freestyle with front brakes and full faces. No, this isn't the odd couple, it's pure bmx synergy!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Other Salinas Skatepark

SALAS from Darren G on Vimeo.

Jordan and the boys making things look good at one of the shittiest parks in the world! No jk, you can fuck with Salinas and have fun. Props to Mario for always being gnarly on a bike!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

There's Treasure Everywhere!

Brokleg TI Jam from Felipe Gonzalez on Vimeo.

Had a fun time getting of the island of Santa Cruz last weekend and shredding with the greater Bay brethren. And of course I got to see the Big Poppa bear himself, Mr. Chris(1+well). It is his birthday today, and he will be having a jam over the weekend at the Asylum. I'm pretty sure it's 18+, so it will probably get rowdy. Just a little.

Friday, November 29, 2013

In Taj We Trust

Nobody is perfect, and that's okay. I thoroughly enjoyed this interview with Taj, putting into perspective one of the rawest and raddest bike riders to pedal a BMX. Sometimes we all need a reminder to plot our own course and keep things pure. If we didn't listen to our gut, we'd probably shit our pants... a lot. And with that, check this link from a purely BMX'd out session I had with Jackson and Guy. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for all the kooks I've met and had the privilege to shred with. Including this guy below, who doesn't even celebrate Thanksgiving.

Gobbo Gobbo Gobbo from Chris McMahon on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wooden Ramps

Puyallup session 11/10/13 from Nathan Delp on Vimeo.

So it looks like Nate has access to a time machine and has provided us with a glimpse of what Fun Spot should look like. If you would like the Fun Spot to be a permanent fixture in the Santa Cruz shredding community, sign this waiver!  Or if you find yourself in town on Thursday, come check out Biker Texas Ranger, AKA Mark Hubbard's band, Oatmeal Cookie, play at Moe's Alley. $5 at the door, show starts at 8:30pm.  Gotta love this time of year in SC.  Nothing hints at winter more than 70 degree sunny weather.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Hellraisers

Sean Sieling x Nick Krauer in NorCal from Patrick Kelly on Vimeo.

Characters with Bikes- Steve Crandall from FBM BMX on Vimeo.

BMX is such a monster mash that I had to post these three videos of these very different homies on the spookiest day of the year. Shred til your dead and happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Reed's Reel

In wake of the Deadline and Markit videos, Reed dropped these two mind blowing montages that will surely have you saying "Fuck yeah, Santa Cruz!" Also, a big happy birthday to Andrew Heath. If you were thinking about buying him a beer, than think harder!

Shtclips3: Winds of Shit Family Dinner Leftovers Edit. from Winston Zirjacks on Vimeo.

shtclips vol.2 from Winston Zirjacks on Vimeo.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Gnarsky and Hutch

Mike Hutchins Cali Grown from Nathan Delp on Vimeo.

Holy shit, the last 24 hours of BMX media have been brutal in the best possible way!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

This is all of your beeswax

Just a reminder that the bees will be swarming out in San Francisco for their second annual jam at the clocktower. Wish I could attend, but I will be in LA doing some work. Check below to see what the rest of the hive has been up to over the summer!

And this was too rad not to post. The uprail at 1:11, an uprail to can-can x-up, and the hard 3 over the rail were among some of my favorites. I think the "B" in BMX for this guy stands for Bondage.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Some ENGAGING videos...

Whether you are a trail rider or a rail rider, I'm sure you will say "YES" to watching these two very engaging BMX videos.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Where's the beach spots, bro?

Santa Cruz de Tenerife | Melo & Rubio from Flybikes on Vimeo.

The title says Santa Cruz, but how come I haven't seen any of these spots bro? Must be up at UCSC, where the kooks live.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Kook'd LeGrand

Just when you thought you started to hate bike riding, Luc LeGrand comes along and reminds us how sick it is. Just kidding, hating bikes is stupid.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Jorge Jam

What a shitty situation. Despite how cliquey BMX can be, through and through, we come together to help our fellow shredders. Whether it's a hospital bill for yourself, your dog, or rounding up a posse to find a stolen bike, brotherhood is an integral part of the game which makes BMX all the more awesome. I don't think I've met the victim, but this sounds like a great event to participate in. I'm just gonna hope I don't have any couches to deliver on Sunday. Otherwise, skip church and get yourself to Lake Cunningham for a scooter free Sabbath, some eats, and a great cause. Aside from Crazy Chris' events, the jam season this summer has been minimal, so get it in before the sun starts ducking out of work early.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I wish I was doing this

You know, just half cabbing off of roofs, cranking hop turndowns and looping full pipes. Initiate training montage!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Jibs N Salsa 2

Three things should become obvious while watching the second installment of Jibs N Salsa. First, Santa Cruz is a great place to jib around. Secondly, Focho and Country Clubbin' make beautiful music together. And finally, Los Perricos reigns supreme as the official burrito and green salsa of Country Clubbin' dot blogspot dot muthafuckin com. I'd recommend riding first before you get the burrito eating craving, as the burrito will post-pone your session until the next day. Enjoy!

Jibs N Salsa 2: Second Helpings from Andy Maguire on Vimeo.

The original Jibs N Salsa:

Jibs N Salsa from Andy Maguire on Vimeo.

For more of Lydon's music, click this link.

Friday, August 9, 2013

French Friday

If anyone has seen Props Passport Europe: 2001, then this name should ring a bell. Monsieur Gautier was in the French roadtrip feature, and definitely stood out amongst the rest (though to be fair, everyone had unique and solid styles on that trip). Psyched to see that 12 years later, l'homme reste le mieux!

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Kym Grosser should be paying us or at least be posting on this blog for the amount of CountryClub coverage!

sit back, spark a number, enjoy shredding at its best.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Y'all Want Some Updates?

This is why the site is getting updated. But in less than 40 posts, we'll be hitting our 500th post, which officially makes us less than half the blog Sasquatch Canyon is. In the mean time, check out 1:10 for a pretty gnarly move that I was very impressed with.

With the X-ception of Crazy Chris' beard pull, the above video was a lame rip-off of Nyquist's Quist Quest Fest edit. For a real Dan Foley edit, you might want to check this out...

Solid Bikes Tristan Adams from Tristan Adams on Vimeo.

Ok, just to be fair, below is a real Dan Foley edit, which is pretty good.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

BMX Blanket Babylon

It's August already and I haven't dropped any sweet Santa Cruz summer sizzlers. So instead of being an ignorant bald head, I've put together this irie bmx jam for y'all to enjoy. The weekend is upon us, shred jah bicycle mon!

BMX Blanket Babylon from Andy Maguire on Vimeo.

Watch this again too!

Gooney Toons from jeff murphy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Gooney Toons

Gooney Toons from jeff murphy on Vimeo.

I'm pretty sure this is when Kip, Trip, Dip, Slip, Chip, Crip, Jib, Jab, Stab, Fab, Fart, Art, Dart, Mart, Marty, Matty, Batty, Phatty, Fatty, Patty, Daddy, Blarto and Chester stayed at Murph's house for the weekend. Rather than fix the ramps, I think if we just completely coat the Fun Spot in graffiti, Murph might come back to ride it. I kid, vid turned out awesome and made me bummed I'm stuck on the couch for at least week, with brief intervals of work.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow.

I bet KEP rode Santa Cruz this same day but didn't tell anyone. Either way, friends shredding is awesome!

Jordan used his iphone technology to freeze this moment in history. I totally buzzed my shoulder, like I always do, but Jordan is known for his killer riding rather than photography. Or maybe this is just a bad bad-boy.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


GSK - Just Freestylin from GSK on Vimeo.

Stoked I got to ride with this dude over the weekend. Check the shred!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Genius handleBar

Android Edit from Dave Escobar on Vimeo.

Quick shout-out to Dave Escobar and the boys down south. Pretty soon, Hollywood movies will be filmed on phones. For now, we have BMX. Riding is cutting edge tech-nology.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Double Feature?

This is definitely a first for Country Clubbin'. We've got a double feature on our hands. The first video is a top secret vid I made as the introductory CC edit after I bought Beerman's camera. I held off on posting it because my clips were in Brokeless 3, which hadn't come out yet, and the rest went to Another Beer in El Rancho. I sent it out so I could get feedback, but now I think it's time to share this short but sweet teaser of what the Country Clubbin' international has to offer.

Donuts from Andy Maguire on Vimeo.

Next, we have a remix of Silent Mike clips that were featured in The Hunt For Shred October 2, Where's the Beach Bro v2, and a few never before seen gems. Hopefully this will encourage Mike to ride more with the boys! Or maybe I'm the goth who rides by himself all the time? Who knows. Recognize the skill performed by this man!

Silent Mike SD Remix from Andy Maguire on Vimeo.

Well boys, that's our first double feature. Working on a few different projects at the moment, so put your thinking caps on and come film some stuff. Summer is in full swing, so let the party begin!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Spot On!

With the aid of some lil Mikey ledge lube, here are some pics of some spots that are now pretty rad because they have been stung by the bee. More to come. As for SC high, I thought the place was a goner. But looks like the construction might be an actual improvement, as the caution tape obstacle course proved to be a quite a good session.
And while we're on spots, the Fun Spot in Santa Cruz needs some help. I've scheduled a meeting with parks supervisor Jim Gibbons, to discuss repairs, grievances, and improvements for the park. We are meeting Thursday at noon at the Fun Spot, so come support if you can make it. My main concern is that the repairs being done to the park are mere cosmetics, while the underlying problems are, well, underlying; the inner structures are melted, which is making it easier for holes to form in the facing. Other ideas and input are more than welcome. Overall, adding more spots to Santa Cruz is awesome!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Industry Inciters

Two loveable old farts, Ron Wilkerson and Steve Crandall, talking some industry in great and greater lengths, courtesy of BMX Union and Collateral BMX. Click stuff below:

Ron Wilkerson of 2Hip Fame.  Abubawhatnow?

Steve Crandall of FBM and FuelTV fame.  Wrangler of large drunk apes.

Jackson has been in the custody of both these madmen, and he turned out alright.  Watch his video again and jump over a fence!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Tim Maguire

If you have an older brother, then chances are he's your hero. For me, this is why. Fuckya Friday.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Daddy Wheelie King

UBC 5 Clipper from Andrew Gobbo on Vimeo.

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there. Especially to Papa Twon! Our Canadian correspondent dropped this quick little edit, demonstrating that he's a Mac Daddy on one wheel. Now go give your dad a high five!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Go All Weak!

Go All Weak SoCal Trip from Andy Maguire on Vimeo.

So I finally got around to finishing the edit of the Socal trip Jordan, Leo and I took at the end of April. Good spots, good riding, good crashes. Boys, we should consider going down that way sometime over the summer, because San Diego is rad.
Also, this Saturday Crazy Chris is hosting a jam/premiere at his newly expanded Asylum check the flier!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Little Bikes, Big Mac's

In the 1980's, McDonald's took their food to the tabletops in more ways than one! I can't help but think this is exactly what my parents/older people think I do when I say I ride BMX. Could I get some extra motion lotion in my happy meal?

Solid Bikes Avalon 2013 from Tristan Adams on Vimeo.

Above, Tristan hangs some tails, tabletops and whoopty-do's, in this all new edit at the dirt track. He may not have won, but he definitely did not lose.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wednesday Night Rides

If you're up in the east bay, try to link up with the LMB dudes for some weekly group shredding on Wednesday. In their honor, here are some of the vids they've put out within the last week. Hustlin'!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Secret Weapons

I hope it's easy to see why Jake and Cisco are two of my all time favorite riders. Not just Norcal/local riders, but in general. Below are two excerpts from Che Holts' 2003 debut, "Vision," which can still be viewed on VHS in its entirety at my house. There are so many things that still boggle my mind, ie Jake's fuf to bar and Cisco 180 hips at Greer. On janky bikes. Roll Mexican forever, and have a great weekend!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Weiner Takes All

Lil Mikey Bees Wax_01 from mario alonso on Vimeo.

I feel like Mario is the type of rider who can solve a Rubix cube incredibly fast. Stoked to see a full edit of him, because he is easily one of my favorite riders from the area, who never ceases to challenge the norms of mainstream riding. And I've seen him dressed like a hot dog on two separate occasions.
Don't forget to watch this again...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hauling Otis

If Jackson Allen was a WWII fighter plane, he'd be the JackAl (or maybe JacKill). Transitioning from FBM flow rider to full blown Youtube pro, Jackson hauls ass, jumps more fences than an episode of Cops, and gets rad to a song that is thankfully not the Black Keys. He even gets a tug boat to go fast! High fives will be in order, next time I see you bossman! Expertly paired with a LeastMost article with photos by Nate Delp.  If you need more tabletops, I suggest you pick an IKEA catalog.

Also, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Thomas Re out in Santa Rosa, who's turning 30 today.  Thomas is an OG Santa Rosa shredder who was definitely one of the first people I remember really catching me off guard as to how good of a rider you could be.  Cheers boys,  the weekend is upon us!

Disobedience (2004) Part 5/6 from Chris McMahon on Vimeo.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mike Laird Monday's

Tony uploaded this video 7 years ago. I'm a sucker for the Ramones and BMX. Featuring Mike Laird, Dennis Foley, and the catman himself, among others.

Dakota Mattert pre-injury from Patrick Kelly on Vimeo.

Fellow HMC-40 user Patrick Kelly put together an edit of Dakota hitting some of the most admired parks by riders in the 831. Street clip bonus!

Animal Bikes: QSS 4 "They Too Crusty Wit It" Lino Gonzalez from Animal Bikes on Vimeo.

This video got posted the other day and is easily one of my favorite sections of last year. If it's clean, casual, authentic, and with glasses, chances are it's Lino.
It should also be noted that Lil Mikey Beeswax has a tumblr, which I linked on the right. Check for some random tidbits from the hive!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Box Office Smash

Custom Riders x Stronghold Mixtape from jordan_reid on Vimeo.

This boxing match may not be as exciting as Mayweather vs. Guerrero, but our pen-pals from Nottingham provide an excellent example of roasting on one of the most classic and controversial obstacles in BMX history. Why did people hate on the box jump in the early 2000's? Birdie has to fly at some point, right? I guess this doesn't matter, because freestyle is about freedom. Speaking of Limey-connections, in about a month ABC will be kicking off the first concert of the Boardwalk. I'm pretty sure this is the kind of music Scott the punk likes, right? Jk brah! Cheers some fawking milk!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Abraham Link'in

Good news! The Lil Mikey Beeswax website/store just got a facelift, so CLICK HERE to get more info on the birds and the bees your parents DIDN'T tell you about.

Also, it's that time of year again, and the Boardwalk summer line up has been dropped! Paired with a new roller coaster, Friday nights at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are bound to be a blast. Beware of the Kook Skywalker's and Barn Solo's though. Check out the amazing line-up here. So much for riding on Saturdays, unless we get the party going at the 6:30 shows.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Return of the Shredi

May the 4th be with you! Murph blessed me with the best picture in the world. Light saber pegs are going to make both plastic and metal pegs obsolete. Now it's time to learn some Yoda grinds.
Also, check out this video of Shredi master, Cody Brown, killing the forest moon of Endor-oville. Cody Brown might be the Brian Foster of street riding.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mike Holiday

Well boys, it's quarter to 1am, and I'm feeling good. Had roughly a 12 hour work day, and low and behold, there's one warm PBR from Mike's birthday sitting at the bottom of my stairwell. A wonderful way to cap off the night. You'd think it wouldn't get much better than that, but then the online content started to flow. No, it wasn't the Nike Batalla BCN. It was them boys of mine getting me hyped with the shit below. So hyped that I might even try to find that left over Jim Beam. Or not, cuz tomorrow was meant for riding! To close things off in a very weird way, I am grateful to be a part of the BMX universe!

Mike holidays are my favorite holidays. From his wedding, bachelor party, birthday parties, and most recently his 30th bday party, it's pretty evident the man knows how to fucking party. He's like the working man's Santa Claus or something. I'm pretty sure I drank 30 beers in his honor that night, as I'm pretty sure I've done that for all of his special occasions, so my memory is a little bit fuzzy. But Jackson is a a great journalist, so we'll let him and the Least Most get you stoked on this legendary Level 3 Trailblazer. http://leastmost.com/features/dirty-thirty/
Colburg pulling spots out of his ass... but can he pick up a beer with that hinder?

Plus if you see Cubby today, wish him a happy birthday.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Year Ago Today...

MIke Tag Forever from FBM BMX on Vimeo.

Mike Tag Tribute- All Time Low from FBM BMX on Vimeo.

A year ago today, I found out that Mike Tag, my favorite rider, passed away. Naturally, my first reaction was to be sad. But it wasn't too long before a kind of spirit started to develop inside of me, driving the forlorn feelings out and replacing them with an exciting mixture of hope, appreciation, and wonderment. It compelled me to call my brother to ride that day, rather than the usual crew in Santa Cruz. So I called my brother, whom also heard the unfortunate news, and made plans to ride some old Peninsula spots from when I was younger. Rumors were circulating that some of these places were getting torn down, and the last thing I wanted to do was let them slip away due to idleness or a lack of ambition. A few hours later, I'm at the Millbrae skatepark with my brother and Joe Sprinkles, ready to seize the day.
Although we rode away from things that day which were gratifying, the session wasn't memorable because we championed a spot and recorded some rewarding clips. Surprisingly, the atmosphere reminded me of the futility behind "progress" when applied to your personal riding. The truly memorable part was the aura that encompassed the day, a respectful salute to the pursuit of happiness. I felt honored to be able to do what I do, with the people I've met, and the places I've ventured. Riding offered a spiritual connection with my peers and my environment, and stood as a firm reminder to cherish these moments and the ability to create them. The feeling seemed pretty mutual between all of us; a connection that will be tangible in my head for years to come. Ride in paradise, brother Mike!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Let 'em Murdock

I'm just gonna pretend this was Jordan's secret section for Talk is Cheap, much in the same vein that Edwin and Brian Terada's bonus parts in Etnies Forward were just as banging as some in the DVD. One of the finest the 831 has to offer!

CULTCREW/jordan murdock 03 from Cult Crew on Vimeo.

More full length fun: Let 'em Talk

LET'EM TALK/full video from Cult Crew on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

FBM: Fantastic Bike Movies!

Two full length posts in a row. This might be the week of the full length, you never know. Either way, after FBM kindly referred to this dismal piece of shit blog as "Country Club a baby seal," I'm much obliged to return the favor by spreading the word about Vagabond Ritual. It's short, sweet, contains rare big footage, and makes me want to hit the road. If it doesn't make you want to travel with your friends, then you are probably a goth.

Vagabond Ritual from FBM BMX on Vimeo.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Brokeless III

Dave uploaded the third installment of the Brokeless trilogy, Brokeless III. Came out pretty epic. A lot of highlights, including a Caveman comeback as well as a full Beerman part. Maybe a trip to Cunningham is in order...

BROKELESS 3 PT. 1 from 408dave on Vimeo.

BROKELESS 3 PT. 2 from 408dave on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sundays are Hyper

Looking forward to a nice, relaxing Sunday? Most likely, unless you are Sprinkles, dropping a hyper ass edit like this! At the very least, I hope little Joe gets to go on a roadtrip with Mike Spinner. Or just comes down and sessions the airbag at the Aptos MTB Fest. Hell yea dude!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Creative Differences

Creative Differences from Andy Maguire on Vimeo.

Yeah boys! Usually "creative differences" lead to the break up of a band or something like that, but if anything, they make our scene out here so bad ass. So here's to being different! Do something different today!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Who you calling a fool?

Although it's April Fool's Day, this is a youtube video that will not scare the shit out of you with a zombie face or whatever. But I think I'd have a nightmare or two if it cut over to Crazy Chris' face screaming bloody murder. Just kidding big guy! Brokeless III will be dropping on 4/08/13, so get ready for shark city, bitch!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Werms and Dirt

Just in case North Korea reduces us to a pile of rubble, here's five minutes of street riding that might make it all worth it.

Digging deep in the dirt, here we have a vid featuring Dustin Mata AKA Dirt and Ryan Lewis AKA Redwerm. Worms and Dirt. The opening smith grind clip is out of hand, and Werm holds it down with a manual to kinker. Is there an emoticon for a birdcall? Budman filmed this, as it is also his birthday today! Out of respect, I will not post the infamous Budman puking picture.
Keeping in the theme of street riding, Chef Chachi cooked up this sick vid featuring all his homies and a big ass barspin by Victor Galindo at B-40 Middle School.

Stay Tru Street Poetry from Alex Raban on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dirt Terminator

bmxicans from jon lohne on Vimeo.

Skynet decided to keep a watchful eye on a private dirtscape, making sure the only real dangers were boosting aerials and drunken men. Nothing hiding in these mounds, though there may be a wounded soldier or two.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I love this shit!

I really love east coast street riding; there's something about just cruising and making the best of spots that may not be a spongey 6 ft tall x 10ft long box jump with hips on the side. But if you found one of those on the streets... The SAF videos are becoming my new favorite bmx vids.

Searching Acronyms Forever Part 3: Scoundrels And Founder - Darian Robinson, SAF Mix And The CEO Himself, Evan Gallagher from Nic Gironda on Vimeo.

Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, Tom Penny and the Black Eyed Peas pre-Fergie. To me, this was when skateboarding was cool, rather than too cool.

flip really sorry from aidan clarke on Vimeo.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Lil Mikey Monday

Nothing says Monday like getting back to your daily grind. Improve your grind with some Lil Mikey's! Two new vids in one week, pretty impressive; like the pedal grind thing Ronnie Grant does in the second vid at 1:00! Somebody's gonna be hitting Poet's Park soon. Have a great Monday peeps!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sharks in New Habitats

Short vid by Pat Kelly, featuring riders from San Jose, including the elusive Beerman. If you don't have 1:17 to watch this, then you are a fucking liar.

Early 2013 Mix from Patrick Kelly on Vimeo.

Also, a jam at the Asylum 2.0 is going down on Saturday for the premiere of the Fourohate DVD, Brokless 3. I missed last weekend's premiere, I will be missing this weekend premiere; fuck man, will I ever get to see this vid?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Blame Canada!

Our Canadian connection Andrew Gobbo put out this video of him stomping spots around Canada, with many a grind and brakeless fufanu!

The DVX Files Vol. 3 // Trippin In Hamilton // Oct. 2012 from Andrew Gobbo on Vimeo.

As a reward for a dope video, Mr. Gobbo, I present to you a new and improved spot right by my house that has your name on it! Fire up the L!

In unrelated news, STF just got a new website, which has been updated on the side bar. Click here for the goods, and support BMX in the Bay from the ground up!

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Bathrooms

Thomas lives! Don't skip on this Jimmy, some good riding and spots relatively close to our neck of the woods. Plus I think Thomas is frying on acid and thinks he's playing Guitar Hero on his bike.

My only complaint is that they did not use any clips of Sprinkles' "incident." For those who were there, you know what I mean...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Transition from Old to New

This is a pretty legendary crew of old dudes shredding some legendary spots. If Mike Vallely can get away with skating behind a shopping center when he's 42, I feel like I have quite a bit of time before I look weird riding the manual pads by fun spot. Maybe save Santa Cruz High for the weekends though. Hail Santa Cruz spots!

Here's some young dudes riding bikes in Santa Cruz! Yeah Brad!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sponge Spot

I gotta say, I've been feeling like riding the fun spot lately. Thanks for snapping these pics Steve!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Respect Thy Neighbor

Been clocking a lot of time at Mike Fox this past week, and it finally dawned upon me that there are A LOT of really talented ripper skaters in town. Don't get me wrong, Santa Cruz has produced tons of skate icons in the form of brands and skaters. However, I find it really easy to get desensitized to the many wood pushers that just hang out, want to look cool, or simply get in the way. So raise your glasses to the young rippers that are chasing that adrenaline dragon, staying motivated, and doing sick shit in our backyard!

Jesse Arrowood is ThievesCo. from Sam Nichols on Vimeo.

Derby Skatepark 2012 from Sam Nichols on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Badness From the Bay!

Welcome to Destroy Sean Sieling from Colin Bugella on Vimeo.

Totally just stumbled upon this tonight, but I hope more people catch Sean Sieling throwing down all over the bay. Very psyched on the icepick at the end. If I remember correctly, it is skatestopped at some spoints too? Either way, that's an epic Peninsula rail that reminded me of how much I miss riding out there. The following flier might be the remedy.

Finally, I recommend this being the soundtrack for your weekend

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Le Spectacle Merde 4

Shit Show 4 from FBM BMX on Vimeo.

Kenny Horton has done it again, with another Shit Show classic! Featuring mentally unstable people on and off the bike, strap up your straight jackets and prepare to get a dose of grinds, gaps, and the death-defying Jac-Nac! More posts to come, but this is a good video to rope you back in from our brief hiatus.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Scuba Duba Do

It's posted #420, so we're giving the honor to Scuba with his new edit for Solid bikes. He demonstrates the hands-free Bluetooth method, although he doesn't have a cellphone.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Support Your Local Lurker?

Santa Cruz can be a creepy place, but this video takes it to a whole new level. Luckily Josh holds it down at 4:46, helping keep the fine downtown drinking establishments creep free... but for how long? Also, if anybody is trying to get down on the rails at Abbott Square, shred now or forever hold your piece. According to this article, these friendly six stairs might be subject to change.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dangerous Grinds

Dangerous Grinds from Andy Maguire on Vimeo.

Dangerous Minds was a letdown of a movie, although it did put Coolio on the map. And it also featured the Giant Dipper. In homage, I give you "Dangerous Grinds." Below are some behind the scenes pics and perspectives from Greg Micklas and Dusty. Thanks guys!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

To Jib or Not To Jib?

I'm confident I'd like to ride this spot with this dude.

Dave Escobar from GOODfeelin on Vimeo.

Ty Callais Edit from Felipe Gonzalez on Vimeo.

Ty took a Bonedeth shower at the end.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Broken Spots, Broken Bones

Oh, so that's where the 4 foot spine from fun spot went... Nah, just kidding. I'd be pretty bummed if this spot was getting torn down, so it's cool to see Alex, Brandon and crew wrecking shop.

Big Mike posted this, and I'm pretty sure his last name translates to "Good Morning" in Italian. And he's riding with a broken wrist.

I feel like I haven't seen my BMX brethren from the 831 in ages, so let's change that. Fun Spot, tomorrow around 5pm. Maybe a beer after.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's 5 o'clock - have you seen your bicycle?

This link is safe for work, and I feel that Santa Cruzians will have a good laugh upon reading this.   Some familiar faces in that line up, but also how could you forget somebody who shaved their eyebrows and tatoo'd "Skate" and "Destroy" in their place?  Is there a troll creator Iphone App?  I think we've hit the jackpot boys.

CJ pulling out the stops with one and a half shoulders. I feel for the man, since my shoulder is really sore right now. I feel bad for CJ getting lumped in with this round of tags though. Sorry dude!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Support Your Local Loco

Tomorrow, February 2nd, Crazy Chris is having a benefit jam to keep the Asylum v1 and v2 around. $3 donation, 4 live bands. Get there if you can!

Friday, January 25, 2013

happy friday

Andy also shreds the drums? something is going on here

Remember to hit up your favorite long lost grohl brother if you happen to hit Scotts Valley - he would appreciate it.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Airs and Stairs

It seems like a common enough occurrence to post two completely unrelated videos on this site. First we have my favorite rider in Nor Cal, Tristan Adams, soaring above anyone's expectations of "style." Second, we have a dirty Jersey street riding video that has more bump and grind than an R Kelly song. It kind of makes me wonder if Tristan could make a pole jam off a log to grind to wallride 180 into broken glass look good. Fantasy Football Freestyle. Both deserve your attention, especially since it's what? You guessed it, a rainy day you and you can't ride.

Solid Bikes Tristan Adams #2 from Tristan Adams on Vimeo.

You Had Your Chance 2 from eric on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This Will be the Subject on Friday Over Some Beers

Without sounding smug... I think I just blew it already. Either way, I hope someday I can make a donation to Santa Cruz High, renovating the stage under the agreement that it be named after me. In the meantime, let's get stoked VD is riding again and coming up with awesome titles for videos he's in.

weekend at vernies from nick black on Vimeo.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Big Mikey Edits

I've been anxiously awaiting part 2 and 3 of the LMB Come Together Series, and by God I wasn't disappointed. Good vibe with some real deal bangers. Highlights for me were Murdock street lines, D-block's ridiculous rail ride to bar at Keezer Stadium, and Casey doing some crazy rocket shits. Oh yeah, Dr. Tymyk has some sweet street clips in there as well. A great way to start the year, I'm looking forward to working with the boys over there and keeping things slick and buttery worldwide.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Monkey Trouble

It's been a week since the last post; thoroughly disturbing for the loyal followers out there. For that, I apologize. However, we have a good edit from the Sweaty Buns Twins and other Full Frame Collective folk. It's nice to have riding content, because I almost just settled for "monkey riding something" as the main attraction. Then again, aren't we all just monkeys on bikes? Not trying to blow anybody's mind this early in the morning, but think about it. Keep your eyes peeled for a fakie pig ride thread the needle set-up.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Jackson wrote a far better summary of our skatepark trip than just a picture of a rusty superman.  Check out the Least Most for the prose. Until next time, but check the sickness at the door (but always bring the "illness"). And below you'll find a video of Victor Galindo, a very talented little shit from the area we visited. Congrats young homie! My only complaint is that it was missing a certain trick executed off a certain roof at a certain school in Santa Cruz.

Voume Bikes: Victor Galindo Welcome To Volume Edit. from 180 Distribution on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Banister Slides

There's something about grinding handrails that always gets me stoked. Watching people get down is just as good. Whether it's on your bike or the daily grind, slide into some fun!


Monday, January 7, 2013

End of one year at the beginning of the next

Beerman has a clip in this shredding his free-coaster like the Backwards Man he is. Some other groms got down too, especially the one at the end that's about 7 1/2 feet tall.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Stay Producing

Long time Country Club inspiration Lydon George AKA L to the... dropped his debut digi-album on New Year's Eve. Stay motivated loyal readers and listeners, so crank this and get some shit done!


Friday, January 4, 2013

Donkey Show

The second most important Kurt getting dirty and beating the street meat. Yowza!

Stolen Bikes - Kurt Russell 2013 from Stolen BMX on Vimeo.

Also, Jordan and crew going donkey in the stable, I mean Asylum. And bringing back the memories with a nice little re-cap of our Texas Toast trip. I had a feeling Leo wouldn't hide his footage forever!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hello 2013

Happy New Year's boys! 2012 was all over the place, but a great year for Country Clubbin' overall. We're still riding, healthy, and having fun. But it's always good to start with fresh with a clean slate. So get stoked on the new year with some trails, trannies, and twinkle toes.

Sasquatch Canyon Day edit from Nathan Delp on Vimeo.