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.
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.