While chilling at the after-party following the Germany Pro Cup comp, I happened upon a conversation between Jason Watts and Joe Rich about ramp construction. I knew Jason had a hand in building the wood accessories that lined the bowl that weekend, but I had no idea how much he’s immersed in the craft. Hearing him converse about constructing ramps was a treat. It was very evident that his passion for and dedication to it flows as heavily as his lines on a bike in a bowl.
Here’s a guy who ended up winning both the Germany and Mexico stops, yet was also doing double duty as a ramp builder at both of those, on top of it. I’d imagine it wasn’t only about making a few extra bucks for building some ramps either; he probably just wanted to make sure everyone in attendance could enjoy each course to the fullest. Blue collar BMX is alive and well.