Video Vault: Ride On - Part 1
"It takes guts to do something that you know people are going to give you shit for..."
1 Oct 2014
Filmed and edited by Eddie Roman
Ride On didn’t stray far from Eddie’s classic video making form, sprinkling comedy skits throughout, but one noticeable thing that wasn’t there before were these sort of public service announcements, one in which Eddie shares his personal experience experimenting with drugs, and another where Vic Murphy talks about his relationship with Jesus. To be perfectly honest, the first time I saw these I wasn’t really sure if they were entirely serious, being that these guys were two of the biggest goofballs around. Eventually, I realized that they were serious, which didn’t really bother me. I actually admired Eddie for including a viewpoint that was probably the exact opposite of 95% of the BMX crowd. It takes guts to do something that you know people are going to give you shit for. - Stew Johnson
Taken from the DIG article "The Eddie Roman Influence".
"At that given moment Mat Hoffman was, hands down, the undisputed king of freestyle..."
"To me, this video is the very definition of BMX, well, except for the Jesus part."