A couple of years ago Andrew Jackson mentioned how he only rides with Brian. This was at least five years after stepping down from his sponsors and disappearing from the media (and he could not have cut it any closer to the internet age). I really didn’t know anything about Brian outside of Forward and some magazine stuff here and there, but I knew his status in BMX was solidified. So when I heard he could show us around while Chet and Dan were in LA for our DIG 'Scratch The Surface' trip, I got excited to see what he’s all about.
Brian is a natural talent*. Working full time and being a weekend warrior, he still can toss the bars out of anything. His confidence didn’t seem phased on anything we rode. And he was a solid personality. He drove five hours one day to show us a single ditch; the dude loves BMX. I couldn’t pass up doing a quick interview with him.
*Brian’s other hobby is fishing. While Andrew Jackson and Brian were out one day, a stranger stopped him. “You’re Brian Terada!” he said. Was this stranger a BMXer? No, a fisherman who’d heard of Brian’s fame!