Duane from Hawaii holla’d our way about a street filming contest on the island. If your there or plan on going there for sure and hit up their sweet ass shop. Or If you need some ink done, hit up Big Islands new tattoo shop and tell them to give you a free Deco. tattoo. Not sure if that will work, but its worth a try.
Mat is from Lake Havasu Arizona but bounces around Colorado enough to be called a local. He has blown out his front teeth more than a few times, but gets right back up and proceeds to kill it on a bike. I caught up with him a few times to get this done. Its pretty funny and you will learn something about Mat. End result is he is a part of the Colorado scene and lives the BMX life. Work for awhile, then travel and chill, but ride the whole time. I sent him a camera to get some filming done for web edits and he went out and made some porn. How can you hate a kid like that? He also has a true passion for the SKID. Anyways, here is his little interview. I am pretty sure he was drinking beer out of a straw when he answered a lot of these questions. We didn’t even get into the fact he swallowed a nail when he was younger. The pics to prove it are at the bottom…guess this is part 1?
Chad-what happened to the missing “T” on your first name? Did you sell it?
Mat-My mom Says she didnt want everyone to associate my name with a door mat thats why she left one of the T’s out… I told her to spell door mat and it turns out that i am just more special than all of the other matt’s out there
Chad-Its really nice of your mom to think of a door mat while naming you. Door mat is spelled with one “t” though, so I am not sure if she hides her drugs or her money under her door mat?
Mat-I am going to have to check, either way i am coming up!
Chad-Coming up? Shit, someone needs to pull the Mat our from under you
Mat- Maybe thats the reason people try to walk all over me.
Chad-tell everyone a secret you have that no one knows? It can be that you shot porn the other night.
Mat-Well to tell you the truth I shot porn for the third time the other night and only we know haha
Chad-That is sweet you have 3 chicks to shoot porn with. Good job.
Mat- In the words of a great philosopher ” Bmx is great but porn makes the world go around”
Chad-why BMX and not climbing mountains or being a logger?
Mat-Because you could get hurt moumtain climbing, and logging is too easy!
Chad-Have you ever logged a log?
Mat- I beat up a swamp logger, practically the same thing…
Chad-would you ever fight a broad?
Mat-I have and I will again.
Chad-Would you fight your mom to get that “t” back? Does your mom wear a t-back?
Mat- No I didnt like that T from the beginning. If you saw my mom in a t-back you might not want to start any static!
Chad-Send pics of your mom, and ask her to model the T-back. I’ll be the judge.
Chad-you don’t have a bank account yet you work all the time. Do you work for free like community service or do you just get special hj’s as payment?
Mat-I do the community a service and I work for family most the time so ya pretty much work for free. I do what I can wherever I am so I can eat but I tore my acl when I was younger, and I lived off of my credit card. Not being at work got me fired and my bills went to collections= No bank account!
Chad-So your running from the law?
Mat- No I am completely legal thats what cost so much. I just paid off my fines and payed a shit ton to get my license back after not having it for lik3 years I am just running from reality from time to time.
Chad-Stop running from reality, I saw the pic, your heal clickers are top notch
Chad-where do you hide your money?
Mat-I always hide my money under my middle console in my car. I am always in that thing
Chad-I thought that was a secret? Probably going to tell Troy McMurry to stop by and get your money.
Mat- Now thats what I call motivation to get a bank account!
Chad-what is the best thing you like about BMX? Worst?
Mat-My favorite thing about bmx is a nice clean tire skid.and I really hate crashing. I feel old
Chad-Clean tire skid? you are doing some hippie skids?
Mat- Ya.. High velocity downhill power skids. Ever done one? Its a rush!
Chad-I am twice your age and when I was half your age I had a tire sponsor and those things were shredded daily. I use to do one long ass skid till my tire blew, top that rookie.
Mat-We should contact GuineBook of World Records and attempt the longets skids in history. I know the perfect hill out here in Colorado.
Chad-your from Arizona but bounce around from Nevada and Colorado. Being true to Colorado have you ever shotgunned a coors in a hippie hot springs?
Mat- I have shotgunned a hippie at a coors hot springs does that count? I love Colorado.
Chad-It only counts If you have an 80’s hairy bush.
Mat- Fact! 87
Chad-if you had the choice to add 6 inches to your cock and give up your favorite trick or take away 6 inches and get one trick in return, what would those tricks be?
Mat-If I could gain another six inches on my cock at the cost of my favorite trick that trick would be heel clickers. If I had to choose a trick for losing six inches it would have to be flair double downside whips.
Chad-Do you really do heel clickers?
Mat- I have been known to pull out the dirt bike manuvers
Mat-No thank you! should i do shout outs?
Chad-Nope, but I guess you will anyway. Ohh ya, did you get those socks yet?
That is how much Deco. cares about the riders, we give them socks to make their feet happy. Just don’t tell anyone which brand they are…please.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to check out Mr. B’s and Deco Day.
Big thanks to Red Bull and the catering crew, namely Pam and Tom.
Hope everyone had a great time. The cops only stopped by 3 times, no one got hurt, and everyone had a full belly with either beer or food.
One kid bought a ton of wax and was eating it. He kept coming up buying wax. Then his gums started bleeding so we had to cut him off. Parents need to feed their kids. (note, there was free food all day, but wax might tasted better)
Everyone in our plaza officially hates us and wants us gone. They are old smelly people who can suck it. I would rather suck a turd than be nice to fuckers that hate on what we do.
Thanks again everyone…holla holla and fuck off to the haters in our plaza and the city of longwood for not helping with the city skatepark.
Gotta love the 80’s, well if you were born. Screw it, look back and see what really went on. Everyone makes fun of us for dressing up every time we have a party at our house. Shit, we have a closet full of gear like this. Turn down the suck, turn up the good. Go 2 11.
Sorry for the change to the site. Its been shut down twice and scolded firmly more than a few times. This doesn’t mean its going to stop doing what its doing. Just had to put the products as the featured page. Gotta eat. Click on the News Blog to see everything you need.
Anyways…When you type in bmxplus.com it goes right to the Ride site…I love the internet.
The new BMX Plus just arrived HERE. Stop in and check it out or try and get a copy. This issue has news of Chad DeGroot being on PowerBar, featured Deco. logo tee in the T-shirt buyers guide, and the Deche series FAT seat. This will show you there that there is a buzz for Deco. goods. Don’t forget to support the fine dealers that carry and support.Continue reading →
Mr. B’s premiered Banned 4 and it was amazing. Not going to spoil it by any means, but they all crashed a lot, fell out of the sky, and do their Banned 4 life shit. Pick it up HERE or HERE. They say it will be out soon, not available yet…soon. Continue reading →
I finally had a free day to get down to Tampa and ride the 4 fingers park. They don’t have bikes on Wednesday so we all went to SPOT for Mr. Coplons birthday. The whole drive down I counted how many churches I passed and wondered what it would be like to choke like Charles Bronson. Well I counted 18 and I don’t think Mr. Bronson would have the balls to choke me. But if his sweet mustache smiled at me, I would have to give in. Continue reading →
Did a post like this awhile ago, but this shit is always funny as hell. Blew some snot out of my nose on the rake with hot dogs on each blade, would be better if the rake was all plastic…humans are awesome…
Sorry you have to click the pics to make them bigger, sometimes that happens when you touch stuffContinue reading →
I have been going to Las Vegas for over 15 years and have ridden my bike once. I really didn’t want to the time I did. Come on, beer, drugs, hookers, strip clubs, gambling, and no bar time. Why the hell would you ride there? Last year I realized that with the crappy economy there would be pools empty. What I didn’t know is that with how small that town is, its really shady outside the strip. Shit, the strip is shady I guess to. So finally I planned to go just to ride and not hang on the strip or gamble. We did ride everyday, but the nights were consumed with gambling roulette and drinking mass amounts of cold beer.
Here is the profile version of the trip, the Madera one will follow. Keep in mind that Deco. finally got the team together. Tom is nuts, Dave doesn’t stop, and myself…shit man, Slidaz. Continue reading →