Date of Birth:
Colony, Heimwärts Tattoo Collective, Canettelife.
How long have you been riding?
I started riding 2006 right after my birthday.
What got you interested in BMX?
I got to remember the old locals riding the concrete park in my hometown. They seemed to have a great time riding bikes, challenging themselfes and crusing down some concrete while having some airtime. In addition I never loved playing boring video games all day.
Biggest influences in BMX:
There are a few riders who made me to what I am today in BMX. The top 3 are not just influencing my type of riding, they are inspiring me consistently in serveral ways. I am proud to call them my friends. Axel Reichertz, Paddy Gross and Felix Prangenberg.
Where are you living at the moment? And where did you grow up?
I grew up in Trier (Germany) in a small village called Zewen. After I have finished my bachelor thesis in architecture last year, I moved to Cologne (6 months ago) which seems to be the best decision so far.
What does a regular Saturday out on the bike usually consist of?
Having a great friday night, wake up around 10 pm with breakfast while watching the newest edits, start a journey to where ever the day takes us (concrete or trails would be sick), having a bbq, taking a shower and having a great saturday night. – that might be the BMX rider standard“ haha.
What are you doing for work these days?
I started working in the second architecture office since finishing my bachelor thesis.
Top 3 places you’ve ridden over the years:
Definitely the „ruben bowl“ in Malaga. Even with injured ligaments and an ankle stabilization. Right after that my old local Bowl in Wasserbillig/ Luxemburg is still the best thing to ride.
What are your interests outside of Riding?
I love food.
Tell us something about your local scene:
I.m yet to discover much of the new local scene since I moved to cologne, sadly I got a lot of injuries the last months. The most important thing is that some of my best friends are living pretty close to me and the BMX vibes are unreal.
What motivates you to go out and ride all the time?
The feeling of total freedom to do whatever you want to do, knowing that the time on the steed is always a great one and espacially being outside escaping everyday routine. It simply clears my mind like nothing else.
Favourite place you’ve travelled to and why?
Some years ago I travelled to Belgium with Felix Prangenberg and Johannes Dreyer. That was one of the best trips I ́ve ever had on my bike! So if you are reading this, we got to do that again!
Good meals to eat:
Sushi, Thai, Pizza.
Give us some bands/musicians you are into these days:
Outside of riding it’s still Lil Peep, nothing nowhere or Brennan Savage. During Sessions I love to roast to Stoner Rock like Purplehill Witch co. I hate traditional german music and carnival songs, its a no-go.
Favourite Colony product?
Nathan Sykes Tradition frame. I only rode it a few times yet on pumptracks cause my fingers arent fully healed but the geometry and the perfect looking color is awesome.
What has BMX has taught you?
It’s a lifestyle with its own attitude refering to the stuff you experience. For me its real dedication, solidarity, friendships and a self-operated sport which opens the whole world up to you. In my opinion its one of the most important things in life to find what you love to do even if it might hurt you from time to time. Everyone owns something like that, you just got to find it.
The usual thanks…
Goes out to the people who appreciate my riding which is a great approval, friends that inspire me and help to expand my personality. For sure Im blessed for my family who always back me up and support whatever I do. Thanks everybody for making my life a special one. #havefunridebikes