Friday, October 17, 2014

European Invasion

A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky to get 4 people from Europe here in California all at the same time. Emmanuel from Brittany, Richy from Sweden and the Jokers, and Beer and Els from Holland and the Rogues of course. Everyone had different departure times, but were able to spend some good times all together.

First night in town after Wolf picked everyone up from the airport

Locals only. Richy blending in

Jason, our new prospect, joining the crew in Ventura

Dutch pirates forgot to tie up their ship!

Santa Paula with Jonathan

Euro crew with Sonora Jake and Cara

Back in Sonora, Manu explaining... something...(?) to Beer and Jonathan

Beer, and Els! in Columbia State Park

More photos to come...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

From Russia with Love

Cool shot, Red Square Moscow. We're on the list now! Thanks for the photo

Thursday, October 9, 2014

NorCal Cycle Swap

Heading out sunday morning (sic) for this one. Parts hunting and swapping


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Couple More form Mammoth

Here's a couple more from our last trip over the mountains from Holly. To check out more of her photos, including pictures all the way back from EDR 2 and more, click HERE!

Even at the skatepark we can't get a break!

Keeping it sharp

This guy Carl showed up in camp on saturday night. Shipped his bike over from Germany, and is taking a year to ride from Alaska to Argentina! Pretty fucking crazy. Already got 18,000km/11,200miles under his belt, and not quite halfway yet!

We hauled ass down for the Sunday show with the Picturebooks. It was a fucking great time, awesome seeing everyone on this side of the pond, and look forward to next time! 

Sound check

Baby Clint, Wolf, and Halsey

Smashing it

Purple Haze

Saturday, September 27, 2014

San Fransisco this Sunday: The Picturebooks!

Some of the Deathtraps ran into these guys a couple times during their trip in Europe this last summer. They are currently finishing up a US tour and are playing this sunday in SF. Come out and support these guys! We'll see you there!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mammoth Run

Almost every year there has been a crew heading over the mountains towards the end of summer to go skate and campout in Mammoth. This year it seemed that almost everyone who could go, did, and it was well worth it! Even Wolf and Jonathan rented adventure bikes so they could ride over with everyone. Honestly, a little goofy looking, but at least they were on two wheels.

Top of Sonora Pass at 9,623 ft

Getting buzzed by an Osprey flying maneuvers from the Marine Corps base in Pickle Meadows. Huge thing that looks like it shouldn't fly. And in all actuality, they seem to kill Marines all the time because they don't fly!

Lee and Wolf coming down the east side of the Sierra Nevada's


Holly coming down Conway Pass and into Lee Vining and Mono Lake

Wolf and Jonathan putting the enduros to good use

Dirty Mike

Dirty Mike at camp climbing the trees for firewood

Garrett from Tahoe sleeping next to his shovel with his sweet tent setup

Shwregy smashing it at the skatepark

Moose ripping it up

Sonora Jake from San Diego...

Heading out to the hot springs

Dirty Mike

Greasy hot springs

Sonora Jake killing at the skatepark!
Thanks for the photos everyone! We'll see you next time!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Frame Straightening and Polishing

Paughco frames have that bend in the rear section on either side. This one had a little more than stock on the cam side. Looked like a car might have had something to do with it! 

Not a serious disaster though. 30 minutes later, everything got lined out. 

Thinking about keeping the fender tabs so I can make a fork brace for this one. Used the grinder for the majority of the reflector tabs, and will follow up with less aggressive wheels later. 

A Little more polishing before it's done. It's like bondo: sounds like a good idea until your arm feels like it's going to fall off after you've been sanding for the past 2 hours! Speaking of bondo, it's next...