Words with Arrash Saidi.
You used to live in the uk, how did you end up moving to california? When i was younger my old man got a job out here, and got my family green cards. Was really doing nothing out there but riding, and the weather is shitty so often that it got to the point where i figured i would move back out here were i knew i could ride more often. Where did you used to ride when you lived here? When i was younger i rode at the jumps in crowthorn, sidley, and hawly, When i was a little older i rode Farnborough park, Pirbright trails, and here and there at epsom, chertsy, and wisley. Do you prefer cali to the uk? Prefer the weather and parks out here, but prefer the trail scene out there(uk). 5 good things about the uk?
Trails, Friends, Family, Pubs, Slower pace of life. 5 bad things about cali? Posers, Full of people who only care about money and material things, Traffic, You have to drive every where out here, MMA wanabes. Whats the first thing you think of in the morning? Where am I going to ride. Whats the last thing you think of at night? How good of a day I had. What you been doing in these winter months? Just riding really, the weather is good here year round. Are you an internet junkie? Not really, ill have a quick browse to see whats going on. 5 non bmx websites you visit daily?
Youtube, Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo, How often do you change your myspace profile pic? Changed it once since i had it, and my little sister did it for me. Favourite snack? Cereal. The first bmx film you saw was? American Muscle. What was the last bmx film you watched,how was it? New S&M vid, Was good. What was the last bike part you payed for? Some rims and spokes. You're average weekend consists of.... Ride during the day, and bars at night.
Favourite riding spot 5 years ago? Farnborough park, Ricks trails, Chino park, chertsy, and epsom. Favourite riding spot now? Gavlin trails, all the concrete parks out here. What 5 riders have influenced your riding in the last 5 years? Stricker, BF, Garret Byrnes, Josh heino, Andy hall. What 5 riders influenced you when you started? Andy Hall, Sean Butler, BF, Ground Chuck, Punjab. What was the last trick you learned? Vador foot jams. What is a trick you wanted to learn but still havent? 360 old school no hander. Is there anything you wish would disappear from bmx?
Fake ass people who are always trying to come up. Is there anything you think needs to make a come back in bmx? Old style video's, More fun. First memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? Zamo doing a 270 x up at sidley woods. Last memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? Ruben's wall ride on the cover. What should someone expect if they shared a hotel room with you? One hell of a good time.