You've been all over the place lately. Want to give a quick rundown of where you've traveled to in the past year or so?
Mmm… Puerto Rico, Greece, Spain a couple of times, up and down the UK, Mexico, Cali, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico.
Best place to ride out of those?
Barcelona, no doubt.
What sets Barcelona so clearly apart?
The spots; they just build set-ups I don't think you'll find anywhere else. And it's such a diverse city. You could ride Barcelona forever and always be finding something new.
Out of those, which destination was least like you expected?
Puerto Rico. Island life is something you have to experience first-hand to appreciate. All the locals in Puerto Rico are incredible as well, very welcoming people.
How so? Did you expect it to be more or less like mainland US?
I expected it to differ a lot more in some aspects. The empire has raped and pillaged that entire island.
Do your travels tend to dispel preconceived notions of other places or reinforce them?
Yeah they definitely crush the expectations you have 99% of the time, except in Texas. It was pretty much what I expected (laughs).
Were you not a fan of Texas?
I liked the people. Austin is a sick city; just everything around that place seems to be a bit backwards. Cops out there are a bit too DX.
Visiting so many places you must've gotten into at least a wild situation or two. What's the craziest you can remember?
That's hard. Maybe when my homie in Puerto Rico almost drowned under the waterfall; I've definitely never felt like that ever in my life.
Yeah I was there with you for that one. It felt hopeless watching and knowing we couldn't help at all huh?
Absolutely. I so vividly remember just freezing like ice, couldn't move, just standing there and watching it happen.
What was the BMX scene like in Greece?
Awesome. Those guys are super passionate about riding and having a good time. You can do anything you want there; we set off a pipe bomb one night. I love Greece. Baf crew!
One place you'd like to travel to?
Japan. It was my New Year's resolution to get there this year.
I just want the culture shock of seeing people do things so differently than we do on this side of the globe. I only hear good things about traveling there.
You seem to take things as they come. How far ahead do you tend to plan?
Just a month or two usually. It's best that way, I think.
How do you manage to travel so much? Is BMX your sole source of income?
Yeah, pretty much, and I buy one-way tickets and feel hungry most of the time. I've gotten good at sleeping on the ground so it doesn't really matter as far as housing goes.
If you could bring any five riders along for a trip, who would it be and where would you go?
Haha dream team aye? That's hard man. I'd probably have to assemble the T1 team from You Get What You Get and just go on those trips. That video was amazing. It helped ingrain the travel life into my brain. We used to watch that shit like every day. "Live, Learn, Expand Your Mind."