Post Office Jumps - Build Update

Mar 30, 2011
by Davin Pena  
The season is getting into gear and it's time to go out and give your local DJ's a little love. Check out a little preview of the boys getting the Post Office Jumps back into shape for some epic sessioning in 2011!For the past week or so, local and non local riders have come out to Post Office Jumps to maintain and change a few things around, as well as get them buffed for the upcoming Santa Cruz MTB Festival that is going down on April 9th and 10th. The jumps are getting some much needed love and everything will be dialed for the riders. Check out the photos below to see what's been going down!



Things are still a bit wet at the Post Office, but it is starting to look good again. Nothing some shovel work with some good friends can't fix!
Things are still a bit wet at the Post Office, but it is starting to look good again. Nothing some shovel work with some good friends can't fix!
Now this is what I'm talking about! This landing is nearly ready for action.
Now this is what I'm talking about! This landing is nearly ready for action.
The weather has been less than kind to the jumps lately, with some lakes popping up here and there. We've been using a pump to drain them - much faster than buckets.
The weather has been less than kind to the jumps lately, with some lakes popping up here and there. We've been using a pump to drain them - much faster than buckets.
Some teamwork brings this landing back to life.
Some teamwork brings this landing back to life.
Is trail building a union job? It's good to get everyone's opinion as work is getting done.
Is trail building a union job? It's good to get everyone's opinion as work is getting done.
Even though it has been wet lately, a bit of water makes the work much easier. Guy giving the dirt a drink.
Even though it has been wet lately, a bit of water makes the work much easier. Guy giving the dirt a drink.
The old wood booter was looking a bit worse for wear, but they soon realized that it would make a fun wallride as well when tipped on it's side. Recycling at the jumps!
The old wood booter was looking a bit worse for wear, but they soon realized that it would make a fun wallride as well when tipped on it's side. Recycling at the jumps!
An old broken ramp is all it takes to get Guy to play.
An old broken ramp is all it takes to get Guy to play.
Howey follows Guy with a tuck no-hander. Who says you need big and fresh jumps to have some fun?
Howey follows Guy with a tuck no-hander. Who says you need big and fresh jumps to have some fun?
Not one to sit and watch, Cob joins in on the ghetto-ramp party.
Not one to sit and watch, Cob joins in on the ghetto-ramp party.
Heads up! It is always important to be aware of flying hand tools while working at the jumps... you never know when a flying pick is going to come out of nowhere!
Heads up! It is always important to be aware of flying hand tools while working at the jumps... you never know when a flying pick is going to come out of nowhere!


Spring is here and it is time to give your local trails some much needed attention - have you been out with the shovel yet?



63 Comments

  • 27 1
 I thought these were getting torn down? Good to see their still striving!! I wish I could ride them!
  • 4 0
 pretty sure they are moving them. I think thats what the festival is for. Not completely sure though.
  • 13 1
 the video on youtube with the go pro's videoing of the post office jam was the best vid on youtube for dj i love that vid so much , love to go out there and watch them Wink
  • 25 8
 nobody is wearing helmates
  • 4 32
flag davinpena (Mar 30, 2011 at 14:47) (Below Threshold)
 No... they have helmets on
  • 3 0
 looking good!.. i mean GREAT!
  • 10 6
 haha everyone so quick to neg prop,,, i mean who really wears a helmet while building jumps... it wasn't a riding day
  • 5 3
 ^ exactly....dont be quick to assume Mr. B-Stock, those guys were all wearing helmets today after we were done shovelin'
  • 2 1
 i never said i cared i was just pointing it out
  • 1 0
 i wish i lived nearer!
  • 1 0
 ^^ agreed Big Grin
  • 10 1
 What did happen with the rumor that the PO jump site was being sold and leveled?
Glad to see them keeping it alive!
  • 4 2
 you might be thinking of cobb's jumps.
  • 9 0
 Nope, it was definitely the post office people are thinking of, last sea otter they made a big deal about it, saying that it would be the last PO jam ever or something so the post office could have a parking lot or something...not sure what the reason was...But either way, It's always great to see a jump spot survive!
  • 1 0
 i've heard that rumor for the last 3 years, but looks like they are still at it
  • 2 0
 Yea they been saying that for a while,,, looks like this next events gonna be the last at post... It's sad to see such a legendary spot go, but there stoked at the same time to start building a new trail
  • 1 0
 i think the money made from the santa cruze bike festival are goin towards a new place to build jumps, thats what heard..
  • 1 1
 rumors about dirt jumps are usually to keep them secret cuz someones been nagger diggin and the shits hittin
  • 8 0
 legendary spot, Its whack pack party season!
  • 7 0
 went to our local spot and police came and kicked us out. sick!
  • 5 0
 Been building all winter, and now just found out that some kids have been hacking away at the jumps with a spade, just when I wanted to ride!
  • 17 0
 I hate those kinds of kids! Just because they can't jump, jumps 3x the size they are doesn't give them the right to tear out hard work down! If they want a little jump to roll over then they should break their back making their own jumps. Am I right?
  • 4 1
 your right Smile
  • 1 0
 Thank you. (:
  • 1 0
 i feel your pain, some less experienced riders have moved a ladder drop to make a 1ft jump out of.... im all for sharing but that takes the piss
  • 1 0
 Exactly, it's not like they don't have anywhere else to build, they just don't want to put the effort in and end up ruining it for the rest of us.
  • 2 1
 We should start a facebook page about this and then the little kids would know that we're pissed, cause it would be facebook official....
  • 1 0
 maybe.... probably too arrogant to notice it's actually them doing it tho... i may just be stereotyping them but its usually those kinds of people.
  • 1 0
 It's probably easier to just build a smaller line for them to ride, this way they'll respect you and the rest of your trails. Trust me it's frustrating as hell but it's definitely better then continually rebuilding your shit. That's what we did at our trails, now I know all the little kids and they know not to fuck with the trails.
  • 1 0
 True, i should probably do that.
  • 1 0
 ahh right, good way of looking at it. problem is i hardly ever see people riding up at my trails... just find the stuff magically moving about, haha.
  • 2 0
 Hahaa effin jump gnomes
  • 1 0
 haha, exactly
  • 3 0
 gotta love it when all the boys come together to build some jumps. Goes alot faster when u have help
  • 1 0
 sweet write up good too see some work really paying off, and prolly tons of work as well cuz last time I was out there the place was in horrid condition, good thing these dudes do work, gonna be a rad sesh
  • 1 0
 I was out there last week and then rolled through this morning. You guys have done a TON of work in the last couple days. Good job guys.
  • 1 0
 Why would they need to level the PO jumps to build a boring old parking lot? LOL its called EMAIL people learn how to use it and leave the jumps alone!!
  • 1 0
 I'll actually be over there on monday the 4th. Im attending specialized's sbcu class and am flying out early in hopes to see these jumps in person. siked
  • 1 0
 our spring started unbelievably early...January. So yes trails are ready to ride for already 2 months Big Grin
  • 4 0
 Well aren't you the lucky one!!
  • 2 0
 nah not really, dislocated my elbow
  • 2 0
 breaking out the tools this saturday Big Grin
  • 2 0
 berm section looks siiiick Smile
  • 3 1
 This is like porn for dirt jumpers. Thumbs if you agree!
  • 1 0
 super stoked on the story im just starting to rebuild my shit after a season of bullshit
  • 1 0
 It's snowing zebras and hyenas where I am, so I could go shovel some of it, I suppose. I...am tired of winter.
  • 1 0
 been trail building all of spring break
  • 1 0
 Sweet Blog Davin. Tryin to make it out there today to help!
  • 1 0
 thanks man,
  • 1 0
 F**k my life. Here in Quebec we still have over 2 feet of snow MINIMUM!
  • 1 0
 thats your punishment for having mountains!
  • 1 0
 The trade-0ff is harsh. There will be snow until end of may on Bromont and St-Anne... Also, with the amount of snow we had this year, the ground is going to be really humid for a long time...
  • 1 0
 Love the work everyone puts in for these !
  • 1 0
 narly pic throw ooo and braaaapp
  • 1 0
 DOWORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Yes We Have.
  • 1 0
 liking the wall ride
  • 4 1
 Call me old fashioned but pics of people riding with no helmets shouldn't be used, An example needs to be set that its just not safe
  • 1 0
 very nice how much?
  • 1 0
 so sick! good work guys!
  • 1 0
 i have

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