Oh Mini Mark… I could go on and on about this guy. Well let’s see, I first met him officially when he was staying in the villa I was staying in at Baco up in Wiscompton last spring.. The weekend was real cool super funny guy to be around. Since then I have had a lot of chances to ride with him, we usually meet up once a week and hit up a local park and then go to the A&W with a bunch of riders and cause a bunch of problems haha. Mark is one of the nicest dudes I know and I think you guys needed to get to know him.
Mark Harold Schlegel jr.
St. Paul, Mn
ahh hahha. my wallet
mini-mark, mini, schlegelbagle,
What do you do for a living?
work at champps.. its a sad life
How long have you been riding BMX?
haha umm. like 8 or 9 years
Do you remember the first time that got you hooked?
yeah, my buddy taylor and I built a mound of dirt up and tried to learn 180’s for 3 months
Your a pretty well known rider around the TC and Rochester scene, what do you think of the Minnesota scene in general?
I think it would be good if G-shock was still around. otherwise i think it got a little gay with everyone trying to make their own shit. and only wanna ride with their team.. for real.. what the fuck happend
Anybody stick out you really think needs to get some major coverage?
coverage? no.. why am i even getting this I wonder.
Do you feel your height has any advantages or disadvantages to your bike riding skill Haha?
you’re a dick. and no.. i can just get out of bails better..
Your really dialed when it comes to riding, is that natural or have you just been doing them for a long time? really now?
I’m not that dialed. I just jump my bike and if it looks good, awesome. if it looks bad, awesome.
How the hell do you nose manual so good?
I dont know… i saw a video with someone doing one, and i said “wow” tried it, and i got them with in like a week. all i do is lean forward and all the balance is all in your back
How do you feel about supermans?
i love them! i love watching people do them. as for when i do them, they always feel so odd i just never do them anymore. but people always want me to do them
What is one trick you cannot do for the life of you?
nose manual to barspin.. kill myself every damn time and im sick of it.
How do you handle riding in the winter, where is your favorite
honestly when it comes to winter i freak out… i get so bummed. no fresh air, no wind, nothing.. just stale ass warehouse air. as for riding spots renegade, and 4 seasons.
Are you more of a park guy or do you hit up a lot of street when its not cold as ice?
im more of the street guy. i go to park to do street stuff..
What is your most memorable event related to BMX?
G-shock… dang man, i think about that place and i get so happy. than i remember “oh yeah.. not around anymore”
Who is your most influential people you look at when it comes to BMX?
Nendza, and Benny P hands down.. looked up to them sense i first rode a bike. now its just awesome that i get to ride with Benny as a friend. and as for Nendza, he went to school and i havnt herd about him in awhile.. miss watching him ride… so dial soo good…
Who or what is your big influences in your life outside of BMX?
my family, my mom for being so brave, my dad for staying around and being my bestfriend, my grandpa and grandma Schlegel for being there for me no matter what,
Who do you typically ride with?
del, brian, you, alex, rob
If you could spend the day with anybody, alive or dead, who would it be, why, and what would you do?
Joe Tiseo. dude was an amazing rider. and i still watch “dont quite your day job” just so i can see him kill it to pinball wizard
How do you feel about mirror shots of yourself on myspace?
haha, i do them… a lot.. thanks dick
What is your favorite alcoholic beverage?
Black and Cola. or sparks
(me and Mark at Baco)
What are some things you like to do outside of work and riding?
talk to my family, play soccer, people watch. i really dont have a life…
If you won the lottery what would you spend it on?
I’d get everything paid off. and I wouldnt let anyone know i won it. haha. i would live the same. just it would be decked out with amazing things. buy everyone in my family a new car. and take my dads side out for a big dinner! haha
What are some things you would like to accomplish in the next few years?
be more laid back about everything. ive been so uptight. i just dont enjoy myself as much anymore
Word Association: Say the first thing that comes to mind…
Deljon- fresh prince
Money- need it
Girls- really now????
Tailwhips- forget that noise. had to get knee surgery cause of that stupid trick… everyone can do them! but me.. 6 and 9 yr olds can do them…
Sluts- vaginas with a faces
Life- i love it
You have a pretty unique laugh, can you describe it?
yeah… umm.. its loud and everytime i laugh someone tells me to shut up
What kind of music are you into?
anything but country.
What are some of your favorite movies?
snatch, lucky number sleven, smoken aces, those type of movies
Some of your favorite websites?
yours of course….
How do you feel about underage waitress’s at A&W’s?
dude. they like to stair at me.. and it creeps the hell out of me.
If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
dude i dunno, i want that mask from the movie “the mask”
What kind of advice do you have for kids just getting into BMX?
just ride man… you started cause it was fun.. keep it that way
If you could change one thing about BMX what would it be and why?
lose the hype on sponsorship. biking was fun when everyone rode to ride. screw it man. shit sucks sometimes.
Do you have any shout outs or thanks?
all my friends and family thank you!
Anything else you would like to add I forgot?
(Marks part starts at 5:07, ignore mine it was all filmed in 5 minutes and was pathetic)