Sunday, October 3, 2010

Rider Spotlight: Dave Busch

How old are you and how long have you been riding bmx?
I am 21 years old and have been riding bmx for 7 years. Bikes since I was 6.

What is your favorite spot in the city to ride?
Buffalo State. Right infront of the student union.

How is your bike set up?
Fly components except back wheel stem and bars Sunday Bars Animal stem oddysey rims to profile hub.

How do you feel about riding through Buffalo winters?

Ive done it. I don’t ever want to do it again. I did a paper route for 3 or 4 years. Rode a mountain bike and hated it. It completely destroyed each bike every year.

Who inspires you to ride?
Chris Doyle. Mike Aitken. If I am feeling nostalgic Ill watch the old rad videos or the first props.
My friend Bob. He runs trails and Eric Cycleworks in Hamburg.

What do you listen to while you ride?
No Warning: Ill blood every time I ride. A lot of black flag and misfits.

Do you feel safe riding brakeless in the city?
No not at all. I ride freewheel and the general population of Buffalo doesn’t know how to drive.

How do you rate Buffalo for riding?
6/10 for spots. Where I live I give my community a 9/10. Not a lot of unity. Very cliquey. Most kids ride park because that’s all they feel buffalo has to offer. I don’t ride park.

What are you looking forward to most?
More tricks. Working on 360’s and wallrides. Fine tuning. Hopwhips. Also just hanging out with friends meeting new people and taking on the next challenge that the next day brings.

What's the best moment you had while riding?

Riding trails everyday when I was 16.

What influenced your riding today?
Skateboarded for 6 months. There was a skateshop in hamburg and there was a rivalry between the skateshop and bike shop. The oweners of the skateshop had beef because they were going to start selling bikes. The bike shop was next to my house so I started hanging there and the owner was more of a mentor to me because he wasn’t doing drugs and he really gave me the momentum and thought to ride bmx and through the beef I started riding Bmx.

I raced bmx 2 years broke my arm then quit. Hit the jump and they had changed it that day so I wasn’t used to it. I went straight up and straight down. Broke my arm, six stitches, and knocked out. It was right before the championship. Placed 5th in the ameteur seris. Next year I placed fourth.

What other things are you involved in?
Music as much as I can be. I work at a cafĂ© and I am a chef there. Going to school is a waste of money if you are good at something you don’t need school.

Anywhere! Chicago within the next year and new york city.

Final thoughts?
Lately I have been pushing for sponsors riding more and pushing my limits. It has been rewarding everytime I ride learning something new about myself. In a perfect world: Odyyseyy/Sunday.

Shout outs! Erics Cycleworks, all my friends that I ride with. Joe P and Charlie R. S&M and any American made products. Supporting the American economy. Well made bikes and progressing to the future of bmx.