Saturday, April 13, 2013
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
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!
More full length fun: Let 'em Talk
More full length fun: Let 'em Talk
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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.
Monday, April 8, 2013
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...
Sunday, April 7, 2013
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
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
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!