Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Up in the Air

April 15-18 was the Sea Otter Classic, which is a 4 day long biking event at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey. I went down there with my friends, and my parents stayed with friends who live near the raceway. These friends of my parents are very wealthy, and own two planes and a helicopter. On one of the days, we got to go up in the helicopter, and the other one of his planes, which is a super cool 1949 beaver. It was one of the coolest things I have ever done and the water was unreal. I didn't know that the California coast had such tropical looking water. These pictures are some of my favorites, from the air and at sea otter. Enjoy!

Sergio throwin his hands off on a berm to berm transfer

Andrew Shields and Tyler Dunn simultaneously 360ing

Unknown rider on the pro pump track

Brandon Fairclough. This guy is pro and very fast.

Mitch Ropelato is only 18 and winning world cups. He beat everybody in the pump track, and instead of doing a victory run on his second try, he beat himself again by half a second!!

Myself in the reflection of the Beaver

The next few are some shots from the helicopter and the plane. The water is just so beautiful.

The infamous Bixby Bridge in Big Sur

Thought I would end with a sunset shot from our campsite at Sea Otter.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Holidays

Yesterday, me and a few friends welt over to Roy's Redwoods, in between Nicasio and Fairfax. It is actually where Star Wars was filmed, so we were all super stoked to go explore around. The trailhead is right next to the road, except there is no parking lot, just some turnouts. This place is so beautiful and full of giant old trees, some hollowed out from fires, and some just massive. You literally feel like you are in Star Wars when you are in this place, it is something else. Anyways, I took a bunch of pictures, so enjoy...

Daniel in one of the many hollowed out redwoods

Everybody staring to the top of the giant tree

Our hike went from gorgeous redwoods to amazingly green trees

Daniel stepping it up

Mine is to the left and Aidans is to the right. Unfortunately, Aidan's fell right as he put that last rock on

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Another Trip to Cataract Falls...

But this time, the lighting was a lot better and we went higher up, so there are a few different pics. Parents woke me up on my spring break this morning, and we went to the falls because it had just rained and the trails have good drainage, haha. Anyways, did a four mile hike (which is mostly stairs too) with my cast, which got tiring at the end, but it was still so beautiful. The greens were amazing! Enjoy...

Cool patterns at the end of the falls, where they go into Alpine Lake

The beginning of the trail

Looking back

Lit up tree

A vertical panorama, three shots in landscape stacked

One of many falls

This was as far as we went, but this is the biggest fall. It at least 20ft tall

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Lava House

Today, me and Kai went to Tiburon to take some pictures of the bay. We didnt want to go to the lava house, because the police roll by a lot, but it was the only place on belvedere island that has a view, because all the houses block it. Anyways, we went there for a few minutes, snaped some shots, and then left. I wont get this 100% right, but legend has it that a very wealthy man traveled to Hawaii and took a ton of lava rocks from this one mountain. Hawaiian legend says that the mountain god (or something like that) will haunt you if you steal from it. So when he started building the house, a majority of the workers died in freak accidents, and construction was haulted. The house itself is barley built, but there are windy pathways,random staircases, lava rock tunnels, and lava rocks laid all about the landscape. Enjoy

This is a view from one of the lava rock hallway things

A view from the main deck

The House

Windy paths

Looking down at the deck and stairway to the hot tub. To the left is the house and to the right is the pathways.

Kai Brabo Bike Check

Today, me and Mr. Kai Brabo traveled over to tiburon to shoot some photos of the bay, and his bike. Kai currently is riding a black market bike. Here is a picture of out beloved Kainoa, and a list of the specs on his bike. Enjoy!

Frame: Blk Mrkt Mob
Fork: Marzocchi DJ3
Wheels: Forte Loco
Cranks: Shimano LX
Handlebars: Blk Mrkt Bada Boom
Stem: Funn Rippa
Saddle: Hoffman BMX
Pedals: Primo BMX
Grips: Blk Mrkt Adam Hauk

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Corte Madera Skatepark Jam

Yesterday, a bunch of us went over to Corte Madera Skatepark to ride and take photos and just chill. A bunch of bikers and skaters came and coexisted. WHAT!! Yes, they coexisted what a concept. Anyways, Brazen and a few other companies sponsored it, so there was a bunch of free stuff thrown out into the crowd. Here are a few of my favorite pics from the comp, and a few pics of the crowd and stuff enjoy...

Kameron Basseri: the main man behind everything. Thanks brooo

Sergio Acosta doing what he does, turndowning over the fence!!!

Reece Butler is amazing. A very steezy 3 over the spine, losing his hat.

Reese joining the dark side with a huuuuge darkside euro air

I do not know the name of this kid, but he was amazing. A 360 tailwhip to fakie...

This guy was also killing it. Highest air at the air out comp.

A huuuge tailwhip air!

Reese Butler dipping the shit out of that toboggan. His back wheel is at 5 feet.

The crowd gettin all the free stuff
The two guys to the left, Trevor and Seth, MC'd the comp. thanks guys