SF “Hell Wheels #4”
(Sunday Oct 26, 2008)
“Hell wheels 4” was a big success!!! There was a huge unexpected show up of riders that came from all over the state of California. The day couldn’t of been the nicest day 2 pick! The sun was out but it wasn’t too hot, the weather was soo perfect! It was a big party on wheels everyone was having fun and towards the end there was a couple drunken people on bikes stumbling around hahahaha.... The fest meet up at the clock tower off The Embarcadero where over a 1000 riders meet up. Than after that everyone rode 2 the first spot, It was crazy seeing so many riders mobbing through the streets of San Francisco cutting off traffic 4rm every direction. The looks of the peoples faces were priceless because they never seen so many BMX’ers on bikes! It was amazing. The first spot was a stair case where riders were putting it down from wall rides to several kinds of grinds. There was even a couple people whipping off the stairs. After that spot we rode to a huge double stair case with a really nice ledge. The cops showed up to this spot but they weren’t tripping off of us, they just didn’t want us to hang around in the streets blocking off the traffic that the riders were attracting with the huge tricks. The best trick of the day was at this spot where a guy 4fm LA wearing a paperboys t-shirt jumped off the whole stairs to flat bottom snapping his crank off and hurt his ankle. Than the mob of street riders went to the next spot of stairs next to a marry-go-round where we stupid security guards stopped our fun but I took the best pictures at this spot so it was worth it. Than we went to the next spot.... A vacant parking lot where there was a couple of banks to wall rides. I also have a lot of good pictures of people hitting the wall. There was also a cement jump that you had to jump over a fence! Riders were going everywhere. After one rider went another rider was going for the wall again. There was a couple of crashes because people weren’t looking before they went for the jump. We were there for over a half hour than the cops came and kicked us out of the vacant parking! The stupid SF cops should go take care of crime not stop a bunch of people riding bikes! After we were rudely interrupted the mob rode to the next spot, which was built for skaters behind some warehouses. It was nice there was some things to grind and hop on and off but since there were so many riders it was hard to find a good line. There was also a mini quarter pipe that riders were busting huge tricks making a good show for the on-lookers. After about an hour or more of riding at this spot people were getting a lil drunk but it was funny! Than the awards were passed off to the riders that were putting down the best tricks of the day. Also there was a lot of shirts and bike parts being thrown into the crowd of BMX’ers! The whole day was fun with all the riders and tricks, especially with the beautiful weather. Everything went very smooth and thank God nobody got hurt besides the little scrapes and bruises but that comes with the sport. Ride or die! Here are some pictures that I took! Hopefully the next one is ganna come really soon cause I am looking forward to it! Thanks to ‘First Rule’ for setting everything up.