If you have a dream, set a goal for that dream and do whatever it takes to make it happen. I had a dream to ride Bmx bikes like the pros that I looked up to as a child. I did/do whatever it takes to make that a reality.
Persistence, drive, determination, strength, courage, failure, success, patience, and focus are some of the things Bmx has taught me over the years. I’ve learned that successful people are not successful from hard work alone. It’s the times that they got back up after they fell and tried it again that led them to success. Success doesn’t have to look the same for everyone. To me, success is when every day you’re getting closer to your goals, which for me are always changing, and you’re happy and healthy.
I can’t express how much gratitude I have for this sport and all it has done to shape who I am, the people it’s introduced me to and relationships built, parts of the word it’s brought me to that I never fathomed possible, and all it’s taught me.
While filming for a split edit for Vital BMX with Nick Digeroloma in 2011, I tried this trick over and over for the last clip of the video. This was probably not the best day for trying to film a never been done trick as we were leaving for Dew Tour the following day, but determination and a bit of stubbornness took over and I kept at it. After a good amount of slams, I was so stoked to have pulled it!
Here is the full video this clip was filmed for!