Californication - Part 4 of 4

May 5, 2010
by Margus Riga  
By Margus Riga

The last officially unofficial event that caps off Sea Otter is the Aptos Post Office Jam.

Many pics to tell the story inside,
It wasn't easy saying goodbye to our luxury accommodations. Kind of like waking up from a dream.
It wasn't easy saying goodbye to our luxury accommodations. Kind of like waking up from a dream.

The Chill Out Cafe in Santa Cruz. Sick breakfast burritos.
The Chill Out Cafe in Santa Cruz. Sick breakfast burritos.

Arriving at the soon to be torn down post office jumps, things we're looking pretty busy already, and it was only around noon.
Arriving at the soon to be torn down post office jumps, things we're looking pretty busy already, and it was only around noon.

The Post Office jumps. Check 'em out, before they're gone.
The Post Office jumps. Check 'em out, before they're gone.

Brandon Howey, Sam Dueck, Andrew Taylor,  Darren Berrecloth, Alex Pro.
Brandon Howey, Sam Dueck, Andrew Taylor, Darren Berrecloth, Alex Pro.

Jamie Goldman, working the crowds.
Jamie Goldman, working the crowds.

At any given moment the jumps would look like a Vegas water fountain, with multiple riders  <br> in the air at the same time off every single jump at the place.
At any given moment the jumps would look like a Vegas water fountain, with multiple riders
in the air at the same time off every single jump at the place.

Bryson from Marzocchi looking over the troops, and Keith from Banshee.
Bryson from Marzocchi looking over the troops, and Keith from Banshee.

Ian Hylands. Getting all mad scientist with his lighting set up.
Ian Hylands. Getting all mad scientist with his lighting set up.

Eric Lawrenuk. Not sure what this is all about, but I'm also not surprised.
Eric Lawrenuk. Not sure what this is all about, but I'm also not surprised.

Goldman was pushing it up a little higher than most.
Goldman was pushing it up a little higher than most.

All eyes, as always, on Semenuk. Kid's got his own thing going on.
All eyes, as always, on Semenuk. Kid's got his own thing going on.

Hoot hoot...it's the jump train. Yay.
Hoot hoot...it's the jump train. Yay.

Sam Dueck was flinging these super straight as shit leg flips all over California.
Sam Dueck was flinging these super straight as shit leg flips all over California.

Brandon Howey, it's nice to be super.
Brandon Howey, it's nice to be super.

Tyler McCaul, super man holds a seat.
Tyler McCaul, super man holds a seat.

Darren Berrecloth, laying out the dining table.
Darren Berrecloth, laying out the dining table.

Brenden Semenuk, stirring the lemonade.
Brenden Semenuk, stirring the lemonade.

Kyle Straight, knocking over the glasses.
Kyle Straight, knocking over the glasses.

Alex Pro, turning down the lights.
Alex Pro, turning down the lights.

Gareth Dyer, ready to punch the lights out.
Gareth Dyer, ready to punch the lights out.

This is not Gareth Dyer.
This is not Gareth Dyer.

Andrew Taylor, Jeesus christ no hander flip.
Andrew Taylor, Jeesus christ no hander flip.

Darren Berrecloth, Jeesus is his homeboy.
Darren Berrecloth, Jeesus is his homeboy.

Tyler McCaul, showing everyone why he's a star.
Tyler McCaul, showing everyone why he's a star.

Aptos Alumni - Jamie Goldman
Aptos Alumni - Jamie Goldman

There was a mini jam happening right next to the big jam.
There was a mini jam happening right next to the big jam.

The future looks cool.
The future looks cool.

The present's not bad either. Semenuk x 7
The present's not bad either. Semenuk x 7

The best part of the Post Office Jam, was that it wasn't a contest.
The best part of the Post Office Jam, was that it wasn't a contest.

Just good times.
Just good times.

Sven Martin, working way too hard.
Sven Martin, working way too hard.

The cops, also working way too hard.
The cops, also working way too hard.

Dueck the demon.
Dueck the demon.

Watts.
Watts.

Shit yea.
Shit yea.

Cam McCaul, about to give birth to his first bike shop.
Cam McCaul, about to give birth to his first bike shop.

Repeat after me...
Repeat after me..."The West is the Best".

View Part One Here

View Part Two Here

View Part Three Here

Thanks for enjoying all the pics, see ya on my next travels!



31 Comments

  • 12 0
 So sick. Post office deserves a 21 gun salute at its funeral.
  • 6 0
 why is it being torn down?
  • 5 0
 its gonna be built on but i've heard they're gonna build else where
  • 1 0
 when is it gettin torn down??
  • 2 0
 it deserves a salute from the whole US navey. That place has createded so many riders. A while back there was like a 7 year old ripping the jumps no think of him 10 yrs into the future....
  • 1 0
 any body know when they are gonna rip it down? or where the new land is going to be?
  • 1 0
 don't know where its gonna be but i think its getting torn down at the end of the summer
  • 11 0
 so sic!!!!!!!!!!! i wish i could go to the post office jumps!
  • 2 0
 the west is the best....
And I am here, in Brazil, at home, doing nothing.... Frown
  • 2 0
 im quite sad i dont have these californication blogs to read anymore Frown they are just the best thing thats been on pinkbike for a while and now its finished *blubs* :'(
  • 6 0
 Ok I will repeat after you ---> THE WEST IS THE BEST!
There you go, I said it haha. Thanks again for giving us another part to the Californication series. It's all so incredible to me, that it's quite alot to take in. I'll have to come back to the whole Californication and read it again. You've got those photo comments down to a T haha. You had me laughing at the part about Gareth Dyer LOL.
I'm sorry to hear about the Post office getting torn, suppose it really is true that all good things come to an end. I can imagine it being really heart felt for regular diggers and riders. Frown As for that luxury mansion....just wow!
I agree, Semenuk really does have his own thing going on!
  • 4 0
 How come they are gonna get torn down ?
  • 4 0
 The land they're on is in the plans to get developed on.... so there's still time but its limited
  • 6 0
 That SUCKS
  • 4 0
 ill never get to ride them but it is a shame
  • 3 0
 You guys could ask the developers if you could buy the site off them and start fundraising to get the money. If everybody at Pinkbike gave $10 you'd have $2'000'000!!!
  • 3 0
 There is already a new plot of land designated for new jumps
  • 1 0
 well thats good i guess you can start all over and make whatever you want(:
still all that work put in tho them, what a pity, but such is life ehh
  • 1 0
 true true. but it will be alright to make some brand new ones you know. refreshing almost.
  • 3 0
 why is post office getting torn?
  • 2 0
 hmm thats sad that they have to go, they've been shredded by so many awesome riders over the years
  • 1 0
 ok people just read the other god dam comments it explains why the jumps are going... and god dam theres some awesome pics there! loving how flat bearclaw gets his tables!
  • 1 0
 i wish i could ride it i live right next to it to =( . i just never have the time to drive up there
  • 1 0
 Great work Margus. Some real bangers!
  • 1 0
 Nice work Margus. That day was sooooo fun.
  • 1 0
 cam mccaul is going to own a bike shop?
  • 1 0
 when is it getting torn down?
  • 1 0
 I just love the picture captions. Ahahahaha
  • 1 0
 REALLY great pics!

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