Garry Penman Interview

Name: Garry Penman Age: 21 Years riding: 8 years Riding MTB: 8 months or so Why change from BMX

Name: Garry Penman
Age: 21
Years riding: 8 years
Riding MTB: 8 months or so
Why change from BMX to MTB: Still ride both, MTBs are just different and everyone I know rides MTBs now
Sponsors: Curtis Bikes, Azonic, 414 Industries, Howies, Globe, Tioga
Where do you live: Frome
What is it with Frome and bike riders: Everyone has a good laugh and pushes each other to try new stuff
Desert Island Bike: 24 wheel MTB dunno why
MTB scene/BMX scene: MTB is more relaxed at BMX comps everything jst go off real big. The competitions better in BMX a lot bigger stuff trick wise. Its not that the BMX is easier to do tricks on its just the scenes been going for longer. MTBs the same it just needs more effort to get the bike round for 360s and stuff
First trick: One footer. Followed by a nak-nak - that's embarassing innit
Last trick: Bar spin to one-foot X-up
Next trick: Tail whip back flip Im going to Newport tomorrow to learn it
Best thing about being on a factory deal: Its just easier you can try the maddest thing you want and you can still get a bike
Worst thing: There isnt
Best UK riders at the moment: Gilly, Chopper, Chris Smith, the 240 boys and the Frome locals
Best International riders: Mike Aitken, Danny Hickerson
If bikes were never invented what would you be doing: Stealing cars
Any other comments: Chris Smith is gay (and he smells)
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