Alright Dez first things first mate... Government name, where are you from, and age?
What do you mean government name!? My name is High. Desert. Just kidding, my real name is Cody Nemeth, I reside in Victorville CA. A small desert town that’s growing very fast (which I don’t like that much lol) I am 23 at the moment.
How long have you been riding and what's the deal with your stack of other hobbies?
That’s a hard question because I feel like I’ve been riding my whole life, but I started figuring it out maybe in 2013-14 when I put pegs on and rode street with my friends in the neighborhood Andrew Adams and Genesis Apostal. I definitely have a whole lot of things I like to do outside of riding bikes. I enjoy riding moto, Rock crawling, drifting, Jumping stock vehicles, and mechanic work. I’ve grown up watching all the metal mulisha / crusty demons of dirt stuff so it’s all had an impact on the dumb things I enjoy. My newest hobby is making YouTube stuff which I’ve learned isn’t very easy.
Favorite riders? Who keeps you stoked?
Well someone who I’ve always enjoyed watching would be Sean Ricany, classic answer but he’s a good biker. He would be my first choice because he taught me how to hit bigger hand rails. Met him at vans HB a long time ago and trained the vans rail with him and Rocco Giuseppe which definitely got me hyped to push it harder… For a new kid that’s been killing it I’d have to give it to Jordan Richardson, I met Jordan a few years ago when he wasn’t as good as he was now but definitely could see it in him that he enjoys riding and pushing himself, super proud of where he’s come and his drive to film/ride as much as he can. Inspires me to want to get on the bike more.
Also who's your favorite hometown hero biker from the High Desert?
Man this is a hard one. There’s too many OGs up here that still kill it. But Zach Krejmas is first because he documented all the riders I looked up to growing up in the desert. He’s a great biker and filmer. Sometimes makes surprise appearances in the desert from time to time. A few other names I enjoy watching would be Patrick Phillips, James Arneson, Dallas Dunn.
How did the Eclat thing come about? How was the GUTTER trip, any standout moments?
Honestly it was very random for me! Just got a DM from Fooman aka Jason Colledge asking if I’d be interested in it. And you (Pat) for throwing my name out there to them so much appreciation. The trip was awesome. Had a good time with my friends that I always ride with, and did a few things I haven’t done before. A standout moment would have to be our tag along buddy Broc Raiford jumping up and down in the street because he had to let one rip while me and Pat rode the Kinked rail in the dark while he watched traffic for us. But he stuck it out like a champ. Also uncapping that kinker and getting a trick on both sides of it was a good feeling.