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10 with Mike Dies

June 21, 2011

10 questions with Mike Dies..

1- Where’s home?

Home is currently Corona, CA. It’s definitely not high up on my list of permanent residence locations, without my awesome friends i would certainly feel like a tourist here. That’s kind of nice though because it gives me a kind of blind motivation to travel anywhere else.

2- Top 5 albums?

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
The Antlers – Hospice
Slint – Spiderland
Eyedea & Abilities – First Born

3- When not riding?

I film/shoot photos just as much as i ride even when I’m around bmx. When I’m completely detached from it i play any instrument i can get ahold of, freedive in Laguna, and have wild times with good friends.

4- Favorite place to ride?

Probably 6st (the best skatepark in California) or as far away from Corona as humanly possible.

5- Riders you find influential?

Garrett Byrnes, Joe Rich, Ruben Alcantara, Taj Mihelich. Anyone who does there own thing/has there own style.

6- Places you would like to visit?

Nowhere too particular, with the right people and the possibility of random adventuring the trip will be awesome in my book. That said i wouldn’t mind visiting New Zealand or anywhere in the Caribbean.

7- Crew?

Edrow Wilson, K-crutch, Al Borland, Keith Sprinter, 6st locals, Austrians.

8- How long have you been riding?

I haven’t been logging hours but probably around 7 years.

9- Who is Wazoo?

Wazoo is legend. Clearly more legendary than post-millennium Will Smith, that’s all that needs to be said about that.

10- What’s the furthest ride home you have completed after getting mad at Brett Walker and taking off?

When i was still brimming with youthful angst i probably did a solid 15-20mi ride in spite of Brett Walker(Al Borland.) I’m too apathetic to do anything like that now so i kind of respect my adolescent self more than me in my current state. Touche pre-teen┬áMike.

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