What got you into biking?
Mike Day: My older brother was always riding and I started to follow him around like little brothers do. So on my 9th birthday my dad took me to my first race.
What was your first bike?
Mike Day: GT Interceptor, seriously.
Which GT model are you riding now?
Mike Day: I will be riding the 07 power series ultra box.
Where is your favorite place to ride?
Mike Day: It would probably be my friend Randy's house. We don't have too many places here to ride but it is close and fun. If I could choose another place it would be a set of new trails I have never been to.
What has been the best place in the world that this sport has taken you?
Mike Day: I would have to say Japan because everything is so different from anywhere else I have been. Try going to Denny's for breakfast and getting fish.
What one rider has influenced you the most?
Mike Day: Brian Foster - He has good style and could also win races; I love to watch him ride.
If you weren’t a pro rider, what other profession would you like to do?
Mike Day: I would like to be an architect and design homes.
What is your routine before competition?
Mike Day: Get up in enough time to sit and eat breakfast, warm up, stretch out and get ready for the race.
Who were your heroes as a kid?
Mike Day: As a little kid I was a big fan of the Ghost Busters. (I even had the backpack.)
Who do you look up to now?
Mike Day: Tiger Woods because he is the best at what he does.
Who do you like to ride with/against?
Mike Day: Bubba. We have done it forever and always try to out-do each other. That makes it fun.
What’s your goal(s) for 2007? What are your BMX race career goals?
Mike Day: My goals for 07 is make the World main, win the overall in the Supercross series and put myself in good spot to make the Olympic team. As for my racing career I would like to win the Worlds and the 2008 Olympics.
If you weren’t racing bikes, what might you be doing?
Mike Day: I would probably be going to school full time to become an architect. I've always wanted to design super-modern, custom houses.
What’s the worst job you ever had?
Mike Day: My only real job was when I was 16 at the smoothie shop. I made smoothies for about 6 months but it went out of business (not because of me). I turned pro at 17 and concentrated on racing full time, so I wasn't trying to find a replacement.
What’s your credo?
Mike Day: Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope and strive for tomorrow.
What do you like best about riding for GT?
Mike Day: I like being involved with such a great group of riders and the support everybody involved gives to each other. Over the years it has sponsored some of the riders that I have looked up to the most. I'm really excited to be here.
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