This interview would have been up a while ago… However with some confusion it finally got figured out! Here is a long awaited interview…
Ron “sometimes dirt”
San Diego County
Give D Clothing, Homies, change droppers.
Ron isn’t a typical name, how did that come about?
Well I’m named after my great grandfather who died in world war II in the Guadal Canal. It’s Ron on the birth certificate and not Ronald so I guess that’s kinda different.
I hear your a pretty artistic dude, can you give us an abstract view on what Give D is?
Give D is like the dirty feather that everyone steps on until one day someone picks it up and realizes how beautiful it is.. but actually Give D is just the dirty feather that no one likes. To straightforward?
Your into drawing some pretty crazy stuff, where do you come up with that stuff?
I’ve been drawing since I was a kid and I would always just draw things that would make me laugh. I usually don’t think about what I’m going to draw and something pretty wierd comes out of it. Some times controversial. If you come to my house you can look into my drawings and I gaurentee you’ll laugh atleast once.
What influences your art?
Sometimes my friends, wandering thoughts, mostly my childlike immagination though.
How long have you been riding?
Since I was 12 and I’m 22 now so about 10years. My knees are 40yrs old.
What was your first bmx bike?
Oooh. A chrome gt/robinson. I miss shining the chrome.
What kind of stuff do you like to ride the most?
Cement parks, tight tranny, any weird tranny. I’ll ride whatever. Especially tranny.
What influences your riding the most?
I started skating around the same time I started riding bikes so that has a big influence on me. Whatevers trendy and unoriginal usually hit’s me pretty hard too. (sarcasm)
According to Alex your pants are pretty…snug. What kind of jeans do you prefer and why so tight?
They don’t seem that tight to me but I usually wear some krews or these cheaper hot topic pants that don’t rip as easy. I just like the way they look and they’re pretty comfy.
Spinning sounds to be your thing, why are you so into them, and how far have you gotten?
I don’t know. I guess I just like me a spin. I did a 720 on dennis’s bike once. Usually I just like a good ole’ 540.
5 things you don’t leave your house without:
1. Bottle opener
3. Yes “greatest hits” CD
4. Slip ons
5. Maybe a jacket
5 things all people should experience before they die:
2. Some lovin’
3. More Travel
5. A long train ride
What is the funniest moment in riding you have had?
One time in oceanside most of the D krew and I were riding by the pier and this guy was talking S*$# on our SNUG pants. I had a brew earlier in the day so I was feeling frisky. I felt that he had no reason to judge me and my friends. I was aggrivated so I kept questioning the guy and aggrivating him. At some point I was on my knees because the guys girlfriend told me to suck her c#*%. The guy punched me in the side of the head. By the time my head sprung up the guy was falling back because he had felt the rath of kyles Lightning bolt fist. The guy called his friends who would apparently be kicking our asses. His friends were a bunch of pot heads sitting in the bleachers right above where we were laughing at there friend who kyle had just dealt with. We rode for a little bit longer then left. There was a lot of testosterone in the air.
Where are some of the places you have traveled?
Hawaii (birthplace), Colorado, TJ, All those desert states. I haven’t gone to that many places.
Out of those where do you recommend people should go?
San Fransisco is awesome. They have a lot of cool stores to window shop at, beautiful scenery, and lots of good riding spots. Hawaii is nice to because the second you get on the island you loose any kind of stress. At least I do.
What are some of your favorite movies? (riding and non riding)
Nowhere fast, Label Live, Forrest Gump, Amelie, Indiana Jones trilogy, lots and lots more.
Outside of riding do you go to school or work at all?
I went to community college for a few semesters but it became costly and I lost intrest. I like to read books on my own and learn through the experience of life. I’ve learned a lot that way. If I am ever able to afford it I wouldn’t mind going back to school just cause. Also I’m a bmx and skatecamp instructor at the clairemont YMCA. I also work in the office.
If you didn’t get into riding, what do you think you would be doing?
I would probably be a fat starving artist who plays video games too much or I probably would have joined the service like the other 90% of my family.
What are some of the things you would like to accomplish in the next 5 years?
I would like to travel more ofcourse, Learn to play the piano on a very primitive level, I’d like to have a van/house, be able to skate the mini ramp at clairemont park, and.. be in a legit art show.
What kind of music are you into?
I like a lot. Classical, Punk, New wave, Experimental, Classic rock, a little hip hop. I didn’t have much exposure to music until I was almost 20 so I have a much greater urge to look for and listen to music constantly.
If you couldnt live where you do now, where would you go and why?
Probablly oregon for all the cement or san fran for all the ladies.
What is one thing you wish would change in BMX?
More kids wanting to have fun and less shit talk. Less clones. Less media tempting me to notice what I don’t want to notice.
Do you have any shout outs or thanks?
I’m gonna holla at GIVE D Crew!, Mom and the Pops, My two brothers who kick ass, everyone who ever rode oside park or vista park with me, vista james?, the whole world. Thank you
kurt for letting me type a bunch, thanks alex for staying posi, thank you north county for making me what I am today, the sadipillar for being a great mascot, A most importantly Chicken sandwiches.
Anything I missed you would like to add?
“Failure is the mother of success.”