Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
If you're into good hip hop at all, I highly recommend Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf's "Big Shots" LP. I actually hadn't heard it until recently. They are a mid-school group from Cali that recorded a bunch of material in the early 90s. However, they never released a full album due to Charizma being killed. Their "Big Shots" LP was finally released in 2003.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
So, we have got a ton of rain here in so cal the past few weeks. Usually we're praying for rain to help out the trails, but at this point, it's like enough!! We want to ride. There was some slight damage to a few of the jumps out at skel, but nothing like last year when a whole line was washed away. Supposed to be some more rain this weekend... let's hope it's not a lot.
For some reason, I really like that picture above. Here's another of me actually jumping that jump.
Photos: Jake Orness
Monday, February 16, 2009
Mike Flaherty from Atomlab sent me an email about the new custom wheel section on their website. I don't normally do press releases like this, but Mike has always been good to me, so what the heck. I've been running Atomlab Aircorp hubs for years and they have held up great... plus I love the sound of them.
Not everyone knows that Mike is an old school ripper. Check the style on the pic below. Love the slip-on Vans.
Here's the press release:
CUSTOM WHEELS -
Atomlab has a new 'custom wheel' section on their website where you can order custom Pimp and Pimplite 26" wheels. Atomlab rims are well know for their strength, but many people surprised to find that Atomlab wheels are some of the lightest gravity/dirt jump wheels on the market. What makes these custom wheels special aside from the world renown strength of Atomlab's rims is the colors.
Rims are available in black, red, green, or white with your choice of black, red, or silver nipples. You can also choose from red, black, or white Pimp triple-butted spokes. This year Atomlab is offering Pimplite rainbow colored titanium spokes for the weight conscious pro. These wheels can be built up with a wide variety of Pimp and Aircorp hubs. It's the perfect place to build your dream wheelset. There is even a virtual wheel builder where you can see what your wheel will look like. All the wheels are hand built and shipped within a couple of days. Check it out in the webstore at www.atomlab.com.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Eric uploaded this picture on facebook the other day and I thought it was rad. So, I'm sharing it. In other randomness, Mikey and I have been putting in a lot of shovel time this week after all the rain. Landings 2, 3, and 4 are all a good foot or two taller than they used to be... step-ups galore.
Photo: Potato Grande
Monday, February 9, 2009
Super duper photo ace and lover of all things bicycle, Jake Orness, took a trip out to Ray's last weekend for some shooting and some shredding. Rumor has it that Taj was killing it and he pulled off this crazy transfer from the spine launch up and over the rafters. Gnarly.
Photos: Jake Orness
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Sorry for the slowness this week... been busy. We got some major rain today, should be great for the trails. Carter from Black Market made it out to Skeleton last weekend. He snapped a few shots and posted them up on his site. If you're not already hip to it, he puts some quality content up there on the regular. Hopefully we'll be able to make a trip out to his trails one of these days.