As I was going through some old hard drives this week, trying to find backups of the drives I lost in Africa, I came across something awesome.
A few years ago, I was riding with a kid named Nathan Standish in the Dallas area and was just blown away by his progression. He had been riding for a very short amount of time and was riding above the level of quite a few pros in the industry. Every time I rode with him he blew my mind. I asked him if he'd like to film for a video project and he was down.
He got hurt. I moved away. For a handful of reasons, the footage got archived away and forgotten, until today.
In honor of today actually being his twenty-second birthday, here is that long-lost raw footage along with some words from the man himself.
HDDN: Do you remember when this was filmed and what your mindset was at the time?
Nathan: I honestly don't remember when this was all filmed, I'd have to say maybe 3 or 4 years ago? I've always enjoyed riding bikes. It's always been my get away. My mind was usually filled with stress and more negative things but riding always helped block that out.
What impact has BMX had on your life?
Anyone that knows me knows that from the time I was 14 when I got my first bmx bike to the time I broke my leg when I was 20 all I did was ride bikes. That was my main focus in life. Have fun, ride bikes, and not worry about the little things