Tom Dugan didn't want to do this podcast. He was in San Diego for a week filming for a new Odyssey project and wanted to stay focused on riding, which is totally fair. Buuuuut, a polar vortex hit Texas and his flight got cancelled two days in a row...so shout out to that freak storm and thanks to Tom for existing. I love this man.
0:00 - Intro/old man wants to cut his legs off
4:10 - Trail Nazi video/early youtube
14:50 - Austin / Terrible One / Being annoying
20:15 - Crazy human interactions
31:52 - Running from cops on the way to X Games
36:30 - “I got some work ethic, for sure”
41:40 - Spot eyes/filming perspective
50:40 - Tom’s confusing living situation
55:20 - “BMX is a lonely sport”
1:00:55 - Love advice from Tom
1:03:35 - Joining Fit/leaving T1
1:05:01 - Brad Simms and Fit situation
1:09:10 - Being a social media child of Aaron Ross
1:14:05 - Walking away from setups / Instagram Q&A
1:21:00 - Being light as feather
1:28:00 - Crazy interactions/dr pepper/dave Parrick
1:35:08 - Empire BMX and their impact
1:39:04 - The giant bars / wrap up
WHAT IS OUR BMX?!
In short, we are the Ride BMX staff out on our own. We're building from the ground up and our goal is pretty simple. We want to continue what we love. We want to create great content, feature awesome riders, and contribute, push, and show why we love BMX. We sincerely appreciate any and all support... —Ryan Fudger, Jeff Zielinski, Adam Watkins, and Justin Benthien.