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Our first fly-in guest. Brad Simms has, bar none, been our most requested guest and it just so happens that he won himself a NORA Cup Award…so I hit him up and we made it happen. Enjoy!

0:00 – Intro / Why Brad is here
2:19 – “For a while I was kind of angry”
5:30 – Brad’s torrid background
10:00 – Where the travel kicked off.
16:10 – Sleeping on dirt floors in Indonesia
19:45 – Getting stuck in Kyrgyzstan for a month
24:45 – Traveling having an adverse effect on his career.
29:10 – “I’ve been told no by 90% of the companies in BMX”
33:15 – “If I can’t make it happen in six months, I’ll fade out…”
37:55 – Brad’s approach to the insta clips he films
43:10 – Doing it for the likes
46:50 – How did he end up on Fit
49:55 – “Do you think you’re a better rider now than ever?”
51:50 – Instagram sponsorship weirdness
57:40 – Filming a video part vs Instagram clip
1:00:40 – Surprising Brad with his Reader’s Choice Rider Of The Year NORA Cup

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.