The birthday ride for Jackson Allen brought together a handful of BMX dudes to shred big bikes through the Santa Cruz Mountains. With rain in the morning and showers in the forecast we said screw it and routed a line from Barking Dogs that linked into UCSC trails. It was a long and wet ride that went through Santa Cruz’s multitude of habitats. With a pitstop for a quarter pipe shred on the side of a fire road and some beers that were stashed in the bushes we had a full day of fun. It was a pleasure riding Jackson into his 33rd year and being reminded that the best way to live is to just shred till yer dead!