San Diego CA
GDC, Kinkbikeco, hooked up by Mosh parts.
Whats it like riding for and being apart of Give D?
being a part of give D is pretty nice. it is pretty much just the people I’ve been riding with for years in S.D its nice. they are all rad dudes. might come off like assholes if you don’t know ’em but once you get to know everyone they are the nicest/down to earth dudes you will know.
Rumor has it those crazy fires in California are because of Give D’s hotness, do you care to comment?
I don’t care to comment but ill give it a try. D is pretty hot so that might be the cause haha…nah but sadly the fire has gotten worse in the last few days. im not in SD right now to help out my family and friends. over 270,000 acres have burned. lots of people have lost there homes and a lot have minor injuries. it’s a pretty serious issue but ill keep this interview nice and happy. SD may be on fire and people have lost there homes so lets just be happy no one has died. everyone just smile everything will be ok. if you see my mom or anyone that looks sad in San Diego right now give them D! a hug or just a good solid high five.
What are some things you have going on with riding right now?
started riding for kink a little bit ago. got some stuff coming up. thats real nice. other than that just chillin and riding my bike.
I noticed you are in LA right now whats that all about?
im in LA to visit my girl. she lives out here in Sherman oaks CA. she is the best for letting me hang out for so long. I also brought my bike with me so when she is at school or work I cruise around on my bike so I don’t have to sit on a couch for hours on end. riding up here is real nice. lots of nice spots. she lives pretty close the supolveda dam. that place is fun. also some fun nibs here and there.
What are some things you are really pumped on for riding right now?
right now im just real pumped people enjoying themselves riding bikes.
What is the first trick you learned ever, and your most recent one you have pulled?
first trick I learned ever that I remember would probably be tuck no handers. when I first started riding me and my buddies had this pretty sweet flyout behind a library. it was way nice. I saw some race kid in the area do a no hander on it. it looked neat so I thought I’d give it a go. also kickflips and just tons of flyout tricks. I used to be somewhat of a boxjump hound when I first started riding. the reason for that was this flyout that was way fun. its still there. except now it has a chain after the lip. now its just a sweet chain hop.
Who are some of the biggest influences in your life?
right now that would have to be my mom and my friends. my mom because she is the toughest/nicest person ever. when life hits her hard all she can do is smile and make things work. where a normal person would fall down and give up. she will get right up and fight on through anything with a smile on her face…also my friends. for the soul reason they are what keep me happy. without them I would be face down in a ditch somewhere singing show tunes.
If you could meet anyone in the world, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
I think I would love to meet the person who invented ramen noodles. they have kept me alive and I love noodles so much you have no idea. takes minutes to make and they are tasty.
If you won the lottery, what would you spend it on?
well I would buy enough ramen to feed me for the rest of my life . then I would not change a thing. besides me traveling more. I would love to have the money to travel when I wanted.
Your primarily a street rider, is that all you ride or do you try and ride everything?
I like to ride more street cause the city I live in is pretty far from everything that is transition. there are tons of nice street spot in my area. they are way fun. on a good day ill hop on the trolley and go the Clairmont park. that usually takes about an hour to do so I don’t ride there to much these days. I do ride everything though. I love riding park and on a when I feel like falling I ride dirt. its nice not to limit yourself.
What are your 5 favorite websites?
defgrip.net, moshparts.com, myspace.com, fecalface.com, bmxunion.com for repping hard.
What kind of music do you like to ride to?
im into anything good that feels good against my ear drums.
You got a smoking hot girl to go on a date with you, what is your plan for the night? (maybe I should have asked Alfredo this one?)
im not much of a planner but with my girlfriend we like to go cruise around grab a bite to eat and check out the sites. bridges/city lights/oceans/lakes/rocks/building. anything thats fun to chill around.
Where are some of your favorite places to ride?
number one place I love to ride is andres backyard ramps. I think that will always be my favorite. it is down the street from my old place. it is way nice for being backyard ramps. these days they are a little worked but with a little work they can be fun again. the Clairmont park is way nice when it is not flooded with little scooter kids. also there are some concrete hips (gordys) by my place which are great cause they are smooth and right next to the water.
Where are some of the places you have yet to be that you would like to ride?
everywhere haha I have not been many places. I’ve been to AZ and Nevada mostly. I would love to hit the east coast sometime. also Canada and parts of the northwest. Midwest also. just everything and anything fun I would love to ride.
What kind of things are you into outside of riding?
drawing and design. I also screenprint whenever I can. im real bad at it but it is way fun when you do something that actually works out. also I like to watch cartoons. I don’t know if that really counts for anything but I love all things cartoon.
What is your most embarrassing story of any of the Give D guys?
haha no comment.
Is there any shout outs or thanks you would like to say?
first id like to thank you Kurt for the interview. AL and the give D! crew. Stephanie Lopez for being there for me all the time. DITCH CREW! Eddie Cleveland for hooking me up. Mike Ardelean at moshparts for being a rad dude. J.roe at Kink. KC badger Sean sexton for being way nice. Andre Gonzales for being such a good friend. B-DUBBS. nuno at defgrip. Jordan snider and smalls. Brad wingers chin. natty ice. Steve woodward for being a badass. Dennis enarson for being better than everyone at bikes. Kyle Carlson for having more money than me. Alex A for being Jewish. house cats for being cute. anything Ron pitcher draws is amazing. look for his art show dates/areas at 69ron.com. anyone i missed….i love you.
Did I miss anything, would you like to add anything?
“fun is good”