Truckee Region, CA
Whether you believe global warming is a man made predicament or if you are convinced it’s a natural occurrence that we have a negligible hand in, the fact remains the snow bro season is clearly getting shorter and shorter by leaps as of late. No problem for the persevering types that live in the beautiful Truckee region near Tahoe though, these guys have plenty of splendiferous spots to shred during the tortuous wait for sweet pow pow. 2nd only to the SF area as far as the most DIY in one region, the Truckee area was my pick for favorite area to visit. That’s saying a lot since we actually only got to ride two of the multitude of spots that are available to roll up there.
Builders: Brendan Hayes, the chillers at the Childerness, a mysterious guy names Whitey and quite a few others…
How to get in: Make friends with John Worthington, he’ll get you set up to shred down.
How to get in: Pull over and shred
Rocky’s / Gene’s: Atwater CA
Meth labs, Cow farts, cholo’s, unwanted pregnancies and killer DIY’s – that’s what you get when you venture out to Atwater in the beautiful 209. While they are in the same area these 2 spots have completely different vibes. Rocky’s is a gnarly pit that will bite your ass if you aren’t on your toes and the Gene pool is pit of pleasurable flow – in other words keep the beers to a minimum at Rocky’s and get your party on during your Gene sesh.
If you get a chance to get in these spots bring some beer and extra boards as gifts and please don’t let the dog out!
Builders: Rocky and Gene of course… and some friends who I couldn’t name.
Filmed / edited by Bruce Rodela
For PART ONE go to: www.confuzine.com/2016/10/06/the-almost-complete-guide-to-nor-cals-diy-spots/
For PART TWO go to: www.confuzine.com/2016/10/11/the-almost-complete-guide-to-nor-cals-diy-spots-part-2/
For PART THREE go to: www.confuzine.com/2016/10/23/the-almost-complete-guide-to-nor-cals-diy-spots-part3/