Name: Daniel Dhers Age: 22 Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
How's staying with Dave Mirra? Daniel Dhers: It's definitely amazing, Dave was one of my idols for so many year, so living with him and get to see what motivates him it's definitely a good experience and motivation for me.
Where do you usually ride? Daniel Dhers: Mirra's Warehouse, JC Park, The Unit and Mancuso's Vert Ramp As the current Dew tour Park champion, do you feel more pressure going into the year 2007? Daniel Dhers: Not really, I never really feel much pressure when it comes to riding, I had my doubts if I was going to choke, but when I'm on my bike I just focus and don't let any distractions come to my mind, you know either you focus on what you are doing or you crash.
Name: Sebastian Keep Age: 24 Hometown: Hastings, U.K
What happened in Singapore? Bas Keep: I ruptured my spleen and had to spend a few days in hospital, luckily it stopped bleeding so they didn't take it out! After I was discharged I spent a week in bed in my hotel room sleeping!
You almost starved to death too? Bas Keep: Ha ha I was nil by mouth for two days because there was always a chance my spleen would start bleeding again and I would be taken in for surgery. On the third day Ali and Miron brought in some Chicken burgers for me!
With 10 guys in the lobby of the Phoenix hotel working (or playing poker) on their laptops, Josh Harrington discovered the mail I sent him three weeks ago and decided to fill it in on the spot. I'll take a photo of his Premium bike tomorrow and add it to this post.
How many Metro Jams have you visited prior to the Singapore one? Josh: 5
The winner of last year’s Dew Tour (park) is about to enter his first Metro BMX jam ever. He has a bit of a flight to take to get there and he’s packing a different bike than he rode in 2006. Daniel Dhers means business as everyone witnessed last year, can he do the same in 2007?
How many Metro Jams have you visited prior to the Singapore one? Daniel Dhers: This is going to be my first one.
S&M has some great riders on their team. Once bigger companies notice the talent and offer a ride that includes travel, it's easy to make the move. Rob Darden is a rider like that. He did not leave S&M because of the product, he left because the grass was greener on the other side and it included a monthly paycheck and more traveling. Rob has been around and is about to hop on that plane to Singapore for the Metro jam. After going through his answers you can check out what bike he currently rides. How many Metro Jams have you visited prior to the Singapore one? Rob Darden: 4 What are you expecting of the trip? Rob Darden: I'm expecting good times with good friends in another part of the world, can't beat that!
Morgan Wade has been tipped by his fellow riders to be a top candidate for the Metro win in April. Morgan probably doesn't care. He does what he does and whatever happens, happens. As long as we get to see a high table and a flair transfer I'm okay with that.
How many Metro Jams have you visited prior to the Singapore one? Morgan Wade: I've ridden in 5 Metro Jams so far. My first was the Vancouver Metro in 2004 and I haven't missed one since.
What are you expecting of the trip? Morgan Wade: To see a new place and have a great time doing so!
Being in a different part of the world together with fellow riders does that automatically mean good times? Morgan Wade: Always!!!
Working at Woodward seems like a dream. Lloyd Ramsay met up with Shawn Dorton and had a talk about what it's like to work at ramp heaven.
How many years have you been working at Woodward for? I started working for Woodward in '95...the summer I turned 18 and was old enough. I came out to Woodward West in '03. Is it true that your green helmet is older than most of the campers? Absolutely. A friend of mine brought it out to me while I was a camper at Woodward in '93. I've used it ever since...and have replaced the padding about 6 times. I actually have one original pad and one original rivet in it.