Linwood “Bosshog” Monk, who recently relocated to Long Beach from the Beast Coast, started showing up at The Building with his boy (shredder and our new customer service man) Mike Stahl several weeks ago. After he arrived at Interbike with a wild tale about getting his steed stolen while he was sleeping on it in a homie’s hallway, getting the Bosshog rolling again with a Trans Blue BTM build we’d built for the booth seemed like the most logical course of action. Looks like he’s puttin’ it to good use!
You and a few hundred of your closest friends are cordially invited to get weird at our “Nightmare on Lyon Street” Jam being held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 4pm. Shred the slidepipe with the pros, inhale some hallo-weiners and then stay for a secret screening of a non-disclosed moving picture premiering at 7pm. Wear a costume if you want a shot at winning a new whip, ’cause we’ll be rewarding radness in the dress up department. 1300 S. Lyon Street, Santa Ana, Calif – see you there!
The one and only Clint Reynolds is up for Dirt Jumper of the Year at tonight’s Nora Cup Awards. Will the reigning dude of Deah repeat? Will he haul the hardware back to The Building for fifth year in a row (Hucker took home the title in 2012, 2013 and 2014? We’ll know later tonight, but one thing’s for sure, both those boys will be having a blast on their bikes regardless … which is probably why they’ve earned the recognition they have. They’re doing it right.
Dem #BUILDINGBOYZ coming through with a cool-ass collab kids. We’re building up the FIT BF22 for Interbike today, and since we spec’d that bad boy with some aftermarket S&M goodies, including the not-yet-released 22″ SPEEDBALL tires (out in October) we figured we share a lil’ sneak peek. Also noteworthy, the LONG JOHNSON STEALTH PIVOTAL and STEALTH PIVOTAL SEAT on this shred sled come with a quick-release clamp allowing you to adjust your seat height on the fly for bar crawls and trail sessions accordingly.
A few honorary Long Beach Boys bring the Good Vibrations with this one! Team Canada (Bonesaw and Schubert) came down to soak up some SoCal summer at the Ambrose’s new Long Beach digs for a week last month, and between them, Hobie Doan (who also happened to be in town) and Keith Hartwell cruising up the coast, a little impromtu Shield Shred-Fest ensued. Schubert edited it up a treat too, so dig in!
The Reynolds wrapped up the Van Doren Invitational atop the seaside podium this weekend! Clint’s signature moves helped him qualify first and finish second in the super heavy field. Cash that cardboard kid!
Your reigning No. 1 Dirt Rider of the Year, Clint Reynolds, will be putting on a concrete performance this week at the Van Doren Invitational in Huntington Beach, Calif. Between bowling and getting his mad scientist on at Hucker’s Dirt Lab, Clint will surely be spreading the stoke around SoCal… and on the LIVE WEBCAST this weekend.
We were doing a little World Wide Web work on sandmbikes.com today and realized we hadn’t given the homie Mike Vitatoe his due shine! Mike’s been reppin’ The Shield in Cinci for us via Spun for a minute now and dude’s been doing work on his TALLBOY frame. Shouts to Troy Merkle for capturing the rail to bar radness.