In other news, Kyle Emery-Peck's bike got stolen, and then he got it back.
Cole and Roberta are getting married. Congratulations!
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.
Guess what Singha's doing here.
Jeff Mannstock, lookdown.
Doug Blankenship, tailwhip.
Doug Blankenship, nothing.
Colin's jam was rad. The ramp was kickass, as always. Ronnie broke himself off on a doublewhip air; not sure if he broke a bone or the ramp, but there was definitely a loud crack after he hit. Ouch. In a surprise guest appearance, Barspinner, Hucker, and Chris Hughes (?) showed up with the Team Soil ramp setup. Hucker fufed and footjammed the sub, followed up by Shea icing and abubacaing it; Shea wallplanted the sub into a cancan lander, and then uncanned while in a nosepick. Awesome.
...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.
P.S. A temporary First Rule website is up and running. Check it out at: http://www.firstrulecollective.com
Anyway, I'll have some Shawn Hott photos I've been sitting on for a month or so (he was supposed to send me a second batch, but he either hasn't gotten around to it yet or he sent them to wrong email address) in a couple days. Also, here's Marco's HOW4 edit:
So the Sharks tie it up towards the end of the first period right as I'm talking to the bartender at Cinebar about how stupid it is to watch the talking heads on TV discuss the exit polls, which really don't mean anything. Next thing you know, it's first intermission and McCain is giving his "yeah, I lost" speech, and all of a sudden Ryan Clowe's got a Gordie Howe Hat Trick and the Sharks are up 3-1 and continuing their home streak into Thursday's game against the Blues, which I'll be attending. Stoked.
In BMX news, I think you can expect a new Cisco video soon, because he called me up asking for video compression tip. See the latest post at Roll Mexican for some classic details...
Also, don't forget to vote tomorrow, if you haven't already.