Thursday, January 31, 2008

larry bertelmen

gabe griffen sent this photo of his buddy mark drew and his panshovel

...........all hail.... CARDIEL!!!!!

asked julien for a copy of this photo and he gave me a real print..thanks julien.
tobin yelland photo. 1991. that makes john 16or17yrs old in this photo.
tobin was smart enough in the early 90's to point the camera at skaters when they
were off their boards too. i think he captured some of the best times with
some of the
purest skaters.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

i got to skate the legendary -pink motel- pool for the second time in my life last summer and this is what happened.........

shortly after this lipslide over the light my buddy meza said "one more" (total jinx) and i flailed and tore a ligament in my knee.(took me out for a few months) well there was a cooler of beer and the other guys were "shredding" so i sat, drank and iced my knee bone. to make along story short Drew Barrymore came to the pool with her friend...i swear! she was introduced to us and gave me a leangthy but gentle handshake. then said " nothing like an ice cold beer on a hot day huh?" I offered her a beer but...she seemed to be pained by answering "no thanks"
upon her departure she said " nice to meet you guys" to everyone...... then said " oh and.. bye max"
i tell this story as -the day Drew Barrymore hit on me- it gets better each time. who knows.
note: she is a tiny little person. way cuter in real life. she totally watched the skating. Drew this buds for you sweety.

the dog in this photo perfectly describes my ex girlfriend.

last but not least..... Paul Barber. Long Beach. 1973.

rich. thanks.
now we're going to need about 100 more.!

47 knuckle in 1974. notice smashed front pipe from "taken those curves"

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

rich used to fab up these single down tube frames. how cool.

above 40 knuck with xa springer and disc set-up..early 90's

Monday, January 14, 2008

more from Mr. Ostrander.................

Dave Kaftons 45" Lodi,Nocal. 70's. now dave is a master restorer

Big Sur early 73. Rich and friend Scott rode socal to upper Oregon and back. front fenders required north of cal. border

mind blowing. rich says take note: socal bikes.... long forks. small tanks, tall sissy bars!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

met a grown ass man named Rich Ostrander at the rod&custom show in s.f. this week. and check this out.......

when an older bike dude comes up and says "hey are you max? i like your blog and im an old skateboarder" well listen,
it shocked the shit outta me. he said he grew up in socal. we got to talking about how many people use bay area chopper photos and i asked where are the photos from where their from? well he got his old photos still !!! take a look below. fucking bad!! rich thanks man. great meeting you.

below: rich about 16yrs young, 1963 Huntington Beach, socal

below: 1967 front of high school, long beach rick&dave on paul stokes Knuck

below: rich's friend greg on a 57 panhead they found as an old stocker in a barn in redondo beach.

more rich photos soon.

one of the top 5 movies of all time.

Friday, January 11, 2008

but nicke's amps go up to 11

nicke is sweedish and lives stockholm. he's 6'1" and weighs 77.5 kilos. he enjoys making custom idle tubes and collecting precious american metals. contact him at rigid hips

dual powerglide rearend???