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Old 08-18-09, 07:43 PM   #1
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santa cruz crew

some of the santa cruz crew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S8fBz3PjSA

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Old 08-19-09, 11:39 AM   #2
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Fun Spot 2.0, complete with ******bag quad cops. Nice.

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Old 08-19-09, 12:48 PM   #3
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Such bullsh*t. Not the riding, of course. The riding was SICK.

Bullsh*t that we WERE the original Santa Cruz BMX'ers back in the 80's and 90's and all we had was Derby park and Santa Cruz High (my highschool).

You youngin's better appreciate what you have.
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It's hard to fully appreciate something when a park funded by a local bikeshop and built by local riders is a place where riders get $100+ tickets from the city for not wearing pads, when skaters at the city-funded skatepark that bikes aren't allowed in don't get tickets of any sort for doing the same.

edit: Place is rad, though.

edit: I ride SC High almost every time I come into town.

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I can understand not wearing a helmet but pads are just ridiculous.
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Old 08-19-09, 10:40 PM   #6
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It's hard to fully appreciate something when a park funded by a local bikeshop and built by local riders is a place where riders get $100+ tickets from the city for not wearing pads, when skaters at the city-funded skatepark that bikes aren't allowed in don't get tickets of any sort for doing the same.

edit: Place is rad, though.

edit: I ride SC High almost every time I come into town.
But dude... just the SCENE. There were a total of TWO freestylers back in those days in SC: Me and a dude named Seth Osborn. BTW, Seth was doing barspins off picnic tables and stuff back in '91 = FTW! BTW, The stage used to be much higher and I had a Haro Master with a neon green bash guard that I slid from end to end. Can you imagine getting out of school and right after sessioning that place without getting kicked out?

Now, it's like there are BMX'ers everywhere. We had to ask our parents to drive us up to Calabasas to ride with anybody of decent riding caliber. We would have to come back into Santa Cruz and re-hash the tricks we learned from all the dope riders. It was like playing catch up everytime we left Santa Cruz since we had nobody else to ride with. I have a pic of Mike Krnaich circa 1991 completely fakied on a Mongoose or something at the Cali treeride. Moments later he "repaired" his frame with duct tape. Also that day Grasso was riding. Oldscar was somewhere in his Oakleys riding that Ozone of his.

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Old 08-20-09, 09:10 PM   #7
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we totally appreciate it! and we all volunteered our time to help build the park.

santa cruz high is sick, but derby is a little bit sketchy because of the skinhead skaters.

here is what happened with Andy:

So yesterday Andy was given a ticket for not wearing "safety pads". He was wearing a helmet, but when Janelle showed up without a helmet at the exact moment two Baywatch cops showed up he told her to meet him outside the park so she wouldn't get hassled for being helmetless. He tried to slowly ride his bike between the two cops who were approaching the park, who hadn't yet asked to speak with him (in fact they had called two helmetless riders out of the park, both of whom they let slink off in the ****storm that followed). As he tried to squeeze by them they grabbed him and his bike and started accusing him of trying to flee ("that looks like fleeing to me!").Andy and Janelle explained that he was merely trying to get by to come and see his girlfriend. Concerned about looking stupid the cops proceeded to write Andy the first ticket I have ever heard of for "no safety pads in bike park" and after a heated discussion implored all of us to follow up in the matter. His exact words were, "I would love for you to make a complaint to Parks and Rec or the Department."

Now, I think we all know that they are serious about helmets at the new park, and I am sure that over time things will ease up. Personally, I never found wearing a helmet that big a deal and Crazy Chris is talking about trying to get some nice helmets donated to keep at the park. However, this is not a case of enforcing the often warned about helmet law.

This was one of the nicest guys I know, who goes to work all day and comes to the park (that he volunteered his precious weekends to build) to ride (with a helmet) getting HARRASSED. Asked whether or not they were going to give us all "no safety pad tickets" the cop asked if I wanted one "cause he could give it". Janelle politely reminded them (at the top of her voice) that they are here to "Serve and Protect" not act like high school bullies trying to save face when they make a stupid mistake.

Personally, I didn't donate my weekends to the Park so that the police could keep us corralled in one place and come by daily to shake us down for 120 bucks to keep the city afloat in these tough economic times.

So, if you were there and want to make a complaint, lets take the officer's advice and let them know what we thought about the situation.
Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation: 420-5270

Santa Cruz Police Department
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(831)420-5800 Santa Cruz Police Department

Officer Clark was the guy who wrote the ticket (Badge number 183) and his buddy who invited us to make a complaint name began with a T (Badge number 143).






P.S. I am 14, I worked on the park on all the wordays... <--- Look dionrides


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That's weak. If you guys need a letter from an "adult" written to the city - let me know. I know a few of the folks on the City Council (Ryan Coonerty and others) as I went to highschool with them.

You can e-mail me at dion@uglypads.com

FYI, I spoke with the Union City former vice mayor (who is a client of mine and now sits on teh city council) and we are moving forward with opening up Union City skatepark to BMX'ers. I'll keep you guys posted.
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FYI, I spoke with the Union City former vice mayor (who is a client of mine and now sits on teh city council) and we are moving forward with opening up Union City skatepark to BMX'ers. I'll keep you guys posted.
Well, that took long enough. I'll post that on SJBMX tonight.
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Well, that took long enough. I'll post that on SJBMX tonight.
Cool Chris. The next step for me is to go to one of their city council meetings and make a proposal. I have the City Manager on my good side with this... it is just taking forever.

They are losing a lot of money on that park since the skaters don't like it, but they also don't want to patch it up constantly because of BMX'ers. I told them to employ the same rules that Lake Cunningham uses by having riders remove their pegs (I know, I know) and/or use plastic pegs, pedals and bar-ends which seems to effectively keep the surface in pretty decent shape.

I am going to give the "Bicycle Garage" in Fremont a heads up on this and hopefully get their backing as they carry a decent amount of BMX stuff.

We'll see. This is not going to happen next week but I'm working on it while trying to balance Mi Vida Loca.
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Good luck on getting riders to remove their pegs. Even Cunningham is looking into allowing metal pegs (and losing the pad rules for people 18-and-over) because they're not making much cash, simply because nobody's going to pay money to ride a park that they have to modify their bikes and riding style to ride, especially if they've got to pad up.
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