Name: Niels-Peter Jensen aka “NPJ” Occupation: I lived from Biking for the past 20 years, so I was an professional athlete. Today I try living from my new passion “Cheezy Rider” building Oldschool Bikes and my Clothing Company Hometown: Hamburg, a little bit outside of Hamburg, I got a old Farm.
Tell us a little about your BMX background to get this thing started? NPJ: Well, I started BMX when I got my first BMX Bike in 1979. My Dad was a Captain of those huge Containerships and travelled most time between Hamburg, Amsterdam and the USA. When he first saw a BMX in the US, he bought one straight away and brought it back Home. Till I was 9years old I was just ridding and jumping around our neighborhood just by myself, but all the sudden more and more Kids had BMX bikes and from that day on I was spending all my live on my BMX. I did racing, since the age of 12years me and my Dad travelled all around Europe for Races, it was a big thing in Holland and the UK. When I was 17years old I wanted to become Pro, so I went
Name: Dana Czech Hometown: San Diego, USA. Occupation: Welder/fabrication
Mission Trails / Ride like a Man / DirtBros / San Diego. Do these words sum up your time on your BMX bike? Dana: IN SOME WAYS IT DOES. Those were good times. The only thing that mattered was riding and what spot you were going to next...riding with Pete, Vic, Ronnie Farmer, Brad Blanchard,
Name: Shaun "SNAX" Fedei Hometown: San Diego, CA Occupation: Custom Metal Fabricator & Graphic Designs tattooist, body modifier on the side.
How does a DirtBros TM end up in Washington? Shaun: Well I was on a road trip up to Washington to visit Jim Sibley and his family and buy a hot rod and bring it back home. While visiting Jim I fell in love with the great North West again (as a kid I was grew up in Washington for a few years) and told Jim I wanted to move here and buy a house. Long story short it took me 5 years to get here and been here for 3 years now and loving every moment of it .
What did you do for DirtBros when you were still in San Diego? Shaun: I worked a full time job during the days and after work
Name: Bill Bryant Hometown: Murrieta, CA now. (Don't really have a home town since we moved around a lot as a kid but I claim Torrance, CA since it's where I went to high school.) Occupation: Art Director, bartender
People in BMX world might not know you, what is your connection with BMX? Bill: I'm partners (not that kind!) with Harold "McGoo" McGruther
Name: JASON "TIMMY" BALL Hometown: HUNTINGTON BEACH,CA Occupation: BAD ASS
What is your task at S&M these days, and what was your job when you first started? Jason: My job title is production manager but I do a little of everything. I set up and maintain the machines we get in. Build all of the fixtures.
Name: Kim Boyle Hometown: Carlsbad, CA, Occupation: Jack of all, Master of none
For people who don't know you, what is your connection to the BMX industry? Kim: I sent away for a CYC BMX catalog in 1977 and I've been hooked ever since. As far as my connection to the industry in the late 80's I worked for GT Bicycles first in customer service then I graduated from the McGoo school of team management & went on to be their freestyle TM. From there to Airwalk to handle team duties for BMX & Snowboarding. Then Vans for the same plus a bunch of footwear and brand development. After that Hoffman bikes, ESPN & the last industry position was two wheeled specific graphic design for DC shoe Co.
When did you start your blog and BCM, and is it your fulltime job? Kim: July 28th 2008, no but it is a full time monkey on my back. I can't even remember what I was thinking when I started it.
Name: Nate Hanson Hometown: Bellflower, Ca, now residing in Fountain Valley, CA Occupation: Blitzkrieg Motorsports- Owner, BMS Off Road - Owner
Going from rider to welder, when was that moment for you when you realized that paying the bills as a rider wasn't going to last forever? Nate: I can’t say there really was a defining moment. I can say I was always realistic about a career as a rider, and knew at some
Name: Jim Sibley Hometown: Shelbyville Occupation: Rock 'n roll
Let's go back a few years. Early 1990-s, what were you doing back then? Jim: Smoking pot, putting stickers on the first Dirt Bros frames and hanging out with Vic Murphy, Pete Augustin, and all the original Dirt Bros
Did you grow up playing soccer, then BMX just like your brother did? Shea: We both played soccer when we were young but as we got into our middle school days, I strayed away from team sports and I focused on more flatland and street style stuff, jumping on trampolines and getting into trouble. I tried to wrestle in high school, I did all right but it was never really as fun as BMX.