You may want to look fresh for every day at a race and bring your safety gear with you but it all adds to the luggage you've got to drag with you to the next World Cup or international race. Paying for overweight ain't no joke either. But some things you just need to bring to perform at your best. See what Argentina's Fede Villegas brings with him during a race weekend.
Name: Federico Villegas Country: Argentina Sponsors: Crupi BMX, Tioga, Ride 100%, BikeArt, Crupi's co sponsor Tangent and Fly Racing.
Name: Valters Klepis Age: 17 Hometown: Liepaja, Latvia Hook-ups/Sponsors: Rave Team
The favourite list:
Spot to ride : My local indoor (Rave Team indoor) BMX video : Drew Bezanson vs Joyride 150 Website : Youtube Food : Definitely all the meat food Person on Instagram : Me @valtersklepisbmx , My brother @robertsklepis and my sponsors @ravebmx Travel destination : I like traveling a lot that means everywhere I go I love it, but one of the dreams is probably USA; Los Angeles. RIders to ride with : Oh my teammates, just love sessions with those guys! Car : Don't have one now, but favourite is BMW Movie : Let''s be cops Color : Red, Blue, Black
Name: Darcy Peters Age: 27 Hometown: Sundre Alberta, small ass town with a good view of the Rocky Mountains Hook-ups/Sponsors:Vans Shoes, Saxx Underwear, 1664 BMX, Encore Bikes, Swell Vision, B-Line Indoor Bike Park Calgary, Fourword in Grande Prairie!
The FAT favorite list:
-Spot to ride: Whatever spot that teaches you a new thing. Hard to say there is just one. If I had to pick on in the whole world that I have been to. Ocean Beach skatepark in San Diego.
Name: Michael Gray Age: 24 Hometown: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Sponsors:Haro bikes, Premium products, Vans, Demolition, The Space Brace, Sensus grips
You've lived in San Diego for a few years now, how is that treating you? Mike: It's a dream come true. California is a truly amazing place, and an absolute Mecca for bmx and pretty much everything. Next level food. Nice to stay warm all year too and be able to work with all the best media dudes daily. I really enjoy living there.
Still you manage to organise events back in Canada. What's the main reason you're doing that? Mike: I started an event called Canadian BMX Day a few years back, and the main purpose for our event is to give the local Toronto scene an amazing opportunity to win some prizes and have the most fun day