BORN 3.14.82 HOMETOWN Novato, CA YEARS RACING 20
TEAMS WTB, FOX Racing Shox, Santa Cruz NICKNAMES Dirt or Weirwolf
DISCIPLINES Anything on 2 wheels but not much of a hucker
HONORS Bowmen Cayon Cup 4 time winner of the mummified cat. I like to build trails.
FOX Racing Shox is there when “it” counts — what is “it” to you?
It's nice to know when you have a FOX product on your bike that it is going to last. FOX always puts their best foot forward. When you run a FOX shock you know it will make it through the long winter months and still be ready for the summer season after an oil change. Never using internals made of plastic and the tolerances are always spot on. That is what you get. People at FOX share our passion thats why the product excels over all competitors.
Tell us about your bike setup.
Carbon Nomad with FOX 36 VAN 180 and a coil DHX RC4 with Ti spring. 1952 Willys's always ready to wheel. It also has has cup holders large enough to hold a 24oz Pillar of Bud.
What else is in your garage?
Nothing my shit burned down. I have no garage and I'm hating my life. Having a garage my whole life was something I took for granted. What have I learned? Less is more of course that was forced on me. Also that it is going to take years to get back to having that much shit. It will be fun …
What's your training regimen?
I like to ride as much as I can, 4 hours or so, then ride my moto and build trails while drinking beer. If I could do this all day and not become such a fat slob I would. Looking at the layer of fat on my back I think I better start drinking the silver bullets. That stuff is like a sports drink.
Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
I have had plenty. The ones I liked the least. Both hips dislocated and one of them fractured. Once I was doing trail maintenance and a oak tree fell on my leg and tore my calf muscle apart. Compartment syndrome is something I never want again. Also managed to catch barb wire across the eyes putting holes in both eye whites and tearing my lids almost off. Those where my least favorite.
What's your typical pre-race meal? Guilty pleasure?
Pizza. I love cheese. Clearing my plate. I could never leave a piece of food on my plate.
What is your pre-race OCD behavior?
I always think I could never win. Having no confidence in myself. Also talking trash. That's real fun but don't think it's OCD.
How do you determine which races to enter each year?
I'm a grass roots guy. As soon as the race gets big or when SRAM shows up I move on. They seem to take all the fun out of it.
What are some of your best memories?
When we went to the Cristal Mnt Norba and we told Tim Wolf to ride his bike over the cop car. He did then got arrested. Or when Pistol Pete sweep Shaun Palmer's legs out for talking trash. Don't be talken trash to Pistol. He will put you to sleep. He did it to me and then I pissed my pants. But over all just hanging out with friends at the ranch after a good day of riding. Spend some much time racing the sun. It's nice to just watch it go away sometimes.
What motivated you to get started racing?
Myles Rockwell doing a manual at across the finish line at Mammoth. It was the coolest thing I had ever witnessed on a bike at that time. He was from Marin and I always looked up to him. Something about a 40mph manual that is so cool.
What separates you from other professional athletes?
My hairline. Also the fact that all of them are more talented then me …
How does FOX Racing Shox contribute to your success?
I was riding FOX since I started. I bought the product because I knew it would hold up. That is what I love. They make products that make the ride better. The better the ride the more you want to ride. That's what they gave me. The opportunity to ride my bike more.
What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
I really have no clue. I never wanted to do anything but ride my bike. I guess the same. Riding my bike every free minute I have.
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Blue knuckles is what it feels like to me. I'm holding on to it as hard as I can. Feels like walking a tight rope without a net.
What other sports are you interested in?
I play baseball in the Spring, football in the Fall, and golf whenever my dad takes me. Noodling, Lawn Darts, and full contact fighting.
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Don't dream of being a pro, that will just stall you out. Dream of riding your bike everyday and what it will take to do it.
How many hours a week are you on Facebook?
Are you a gamer? What are your favorite games?
Like I said stalled-out … TV is not the answer.
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
I like them all. G&A magazine, JP magazine, Decline, Mountain Bike, MBA, Bike Mag. If they talk about cool stuff I'm in. Hell when I get to the airport I'm they guy in front of you with 10 mags and 6 bags of candy.
Favorite movie quote?
"Are you going to bark all day little dogie or are you going to bite?" —Reservoir Dogs
Also, "Is it white boy day?" —True Romance.
Who is your hero?
My wife my son Gus, and my mom and dad. Love um so much it hurts …
I love dirt.
I want land.
I believe in Suzie.
Beach or mountains? Really? Bay Watch is out!
High fives or knuckles? What passes less germs.
Boom or done? Neither "you are out!"
iPhone or Blackberry? Blueberry they all suck.
Are you a Mac or PC? come again?
Top 3 bands Tool, Hank Jr., Waylon
Greatest strength My liver
Most frustrating challenge Starting over.
My website www.youtube.com/user/clownroom
My blog www.youtube.com/user/clownroom
My twitter name Twitter is out. Who cares that's what I want to know …