“I hope I’ll be riding bikes ‘til I die. I love riding; whether it’s a trail ride or downhill ride or whatever, I just like it all. I’ll do it as long as I can that’s for sure. I’ll be that 98-year-old dude just cruisin’ around the street with the grocery bag trying to launch it up a curb.
“I started riding BMX at four-years-old and started racing around five or six. My parents used to take me to the park, and the BMX track looked so fun, so my parents got me a bike. At first, it was just a way for me to just burn off energy so I’d sleep at night when I was a little kid, and I’ve just loved it ever since.
“We raced pretty competitively; traveling all over America, racing a lot of nationals with big sponsors that would fly me to races by the time I was eight or nine. We were pretty into it – that’s all I did.
“By the time I was nine-years-old I was burned out.”
“By the time I was nine-years-old I was burned out. I was a young kid, I wanted to hang out with my friends; so I stepped back from the racing part but never really stopped riding. When I was 12 I got into racing motocross, which is really what I’d always wanted to do since I was a little kid. We raced in the same way until I was about 17; racing the amateur nationals.