How did Covid affect your everyday life in Spain?
As I mentioned before, we were locked down for 3 full months without even touching our bikes, so you can get an idea of how much it affected me and my friends. This truly made me realize how much I love getting outside to pedal, especially when I'm living in a 70 square meter flat! At that moment, I was just going out to work and back home, I would only see my friends when I would walk to the grocery store. It was tough... I’m glad that I am ok and everyone around me has been safe too. But it’s a fact that the government in Spain is fucked and they've been trying to take advantage of this situation since day one!
At the start of the trip, did you think it would last for a full 3 months?
We were first talking about just going for like 4-6 weeks, but we quickly realized there was no real reason for us to go back to Spain anytime soon... So with a one way ticket to the States, we ended up enjoying ourselves so much that 3 months seemed nothing after the time zoomed by... we ended up getting our ticket back one week before our visa expired.
Can you explain any major differences you see between the BMX community in the United States and the BMX culture in Spain?
The main difference I noticed is that the BMX scene is not that close to each other like we are in Barcelona, but in part I understand their different approach to BMX - besides all the fun, everyone gotta make money and I think that’s why some people clash. In the end we are all doing the same thing; we have fun, ride little kids bikes and we are friends with people all around the globe. And I think that’s awesome.