Click here for the flier. Should be pretty rad.
Also, if anyone has a right arm (or a pair) of 180mm Profiles for sale, Chris Savoy is looking for one.
...will be taking place next Saturday, at the Cat House. Tony says: "ride the ramp during the day and party at night, so get your Santa costumes together!"
Matt from Gearhead is stoked that I was puking blood in the morning and decided to stay in tonight to watch an overly drawn-out Western movie starring Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan, with the standard "Wes Studi is Native American so let's cast him as one" cameo, resulting in me checking my email at a stupidly late hour...
Anyway, it's tonight, at 5:30, at 1039A Terra Nova Blvd. in Pacifica. Weather-permitting, there's going to be a pre-event session/dig day at the dirt jumps next to the shop; "a six pack of 3 foot high tabletops, a weird crossover line with a mini step up, and a tree-ride."
Hey NorCal riders! What looks to be the final meeting for the proposed track in Hayward will go down this Monday the 24th at 7:30pm, at 1099 E Street in Hayward. We need a final showing of riders of all shapes and sizes, so parents bring along the little guys, and riders in the area are more than welcome to come check out the proposed site and see it all come together. We've been going back and forth with the local community and this looks to clear the last and final issues before we get the okay to begin getting construction underway and running practice out there. The track stuff is second on the agenda, so don't worry, we won't be stuck there listening to all the city stuff for hours on end; we should be in and out within a reasonable time. Make it a day by sessioning the Hayward Skatepark, which is just a few minutes drive away, and then head on over and help out the cause. Once again we need riders of the community and surrounding areas to come and represent and show the city that we are very much in need of somewhere to ride, and ride legally, I might add. 1099 E Street in Hayward at 7:30pm on Monday, November 24th!
Just got back from Pleasanton, where Troy told me that there's a jam next Sunday in Modesto, at the Modesto bikepark. Modesto has a bikepark? Anyway, click here to check the flier, and click here for directions.
Chris Riesner started a blog a couple weeks back: The Cali V. He's got some photos up of the way, way fun-looking Fresno bikepark that's due to open soon, if you scroll down a bit.
My roommates just got us a new cat, Smokey, and he's ridiculously soft. It's like petting a chamois. He holds twenty times his weight in water. He doesn't drip. He doesn't make a mess. He's made in Germany. You know the Germans always make good stuff.
...but I was feeling like total shit when I got home from school and work, so I went to sleep for 15 hours instead.
Colin's Jam Update: It's going to start at 8:30 tonite, not 8:00, and will probably go until midnight. There won't be any live music, but there should be some product to hand out as prizes to anybody that's shredding. Don't forget your ID if you're planning on drinking.
Walnut Creek Protest Update: There's going to be a flat rail jam with a $100 cash prize, $20 gift certificate to Clayon Bike Shop, and other prizes as well. $3 for a big plate of food, too. Ride the prk at your own risk. Updated flier. More info.
Pacifica Bikepark: http://www.pacificatribune.com/ci_10918491
New Photos: Tomorrow or Sunday.
Also, don't forget to vote tomorrow, if you haven't already.
Dan The Man sent me this photo of a pre-crash Ari trying his damnedest to imitate The Gonz. Badass. In an odd coincidence, searching for "gonz treeride" on Google Images pulls up these photos, but none of the Great Gonzarelli flairing out of a tree.
I didn't make it out to Hell On Wheels 4, due to being really hungover, but from what I've been told, it was pretty rad. I guess that somebody did a tuck no-hander down a huge set, Dirt McGirt had a huge sack of bud, and David Urbieta somehow managed to break his shoulder falling off a curb after getting back to San Jose.
I rode out at Roosevelt for a couple hours this morning with the Graceful Manatee before going to work. A near-empty park is a happy park, at least until the City trash-collector shows up at ten. Shades of Sunnyvale's "Lawnmower Man."
And here's Marco's Icer Air web edit:
And here's Nick "that vaguely familiar-looking guy with the VX2000" Gust's Icer Air edit, complete with that one as the finale:
This right here is a shot of Derek Wilson doing a treeride-to-fakie, by Joey something-or-other.
The Roosevelt park in Downtown SJ is now open, or at least is supposed to be; the grand-opening date is December 11th, if memory serves me right. Should make for some great morning sessions.
The Halloween Jam at Fun Spot is now on Sunday, November 2nd, and is now the End of Summer Jam. It starts at noon, and the entrance fee is a five-dollar donation for Mike Aitken and two cans of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank. For more info, contact Crazy Chris, Mike Hernandez, or Jackson Allen. Also benefitting Aitken is a jam Justin Wendlandt is putting on at the Gilroy park on November 22nd. Click here to see the flyer.
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