What was your favorite section at Catty?
It was really hard to choose a favorite. I rode West Side all day the last day, and it was really fun. Wham Bam was great too. The scarier one was Drunk…
Going into that turn with no brakes and some heat.
I followed someone a few times, then rode it myself and OTB’ed. (Laughter)
It’s the judging-proper-speed thing into and out of that lower turn. I can’t imagine riding that section for the first time without brakes.
I got a little excited riding the other lines. Even the smaller lines were fun; so much variety.
How would you compare 9th Street Trails?
I love 9th Street, because it’s a historical landmark and it’s made a lot of really amazing people; I have an appreciation for it. Right now, there is no comparison; it’s like Catty Woods’ fart. (Laughter) It’s a different style of riding. Catty, basically, you’re cruising, it’s all downhill. 9th Street, you’re working to get through, pushing, pumping. I could see going from one to the other being a challenge; it was for me.
What’s your least favorite part about going to Catty?
This has been a really good trip. Sometimes trips can be stressful with street stuff and producing or whatever; it wasn’t like that. From the time we got there to the time we left it was a smile from ear to ear. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like. The fact that we got to ride there by ourselves one day; to have that privilege was amazing. Mad appreciation for that.
Anything else you’d like to say?
I want to give mad props to all the locals for letting us be there, and all the dedication in keeping the spot going.