DMC is one of the original BMX architects of awesomeness turning pro in 1986! Don’t let the numbers fool you, even though he is rounding off a half-a-century in age, Dennis still wreaks havoc on the world with the energy and the enthusiasm of a hopped up teenager ripping up the local cement parks in Kansas City, ditches, DIY spots and he is often standing on the podium after an X Games Vert contest.
WHAT SHOE DO YOU RIDE?
I've been mixing it up lately – Era Pro, Half Cab Pro and Old Skool.
WHAT SHOE DO YOU CHILL IN?
Era Pro and Chima Pro.
WHAT’S YOUR BIKE SET-UP?
Haro Lineage 20.5" in Black
WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
NYC back in the day with a posse from Kansas City.
WHAT IS THE BEST STORY YOU’VE EVER HEARD OR BEEN TOLD?
Mad Jon Taylor's tales about his neighbor, a scientist and inventor who refurbished and shot off old cannons, built ramps and an amphitheater on his property. He swooped down on dudes riding vert in a homemade microlite plane that had a couch for a seat.
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
A barspin 900 has been on my to-do list for ages.
WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
Serious matters aside, I once pushed all-in and lost to a one outer.
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF BMX?
Music, food, travel and poker.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ OR MAGAZINE YOU LOOKED AT?
The last mag to really stand out was Rolling Stone's Bob Dylan at 70 issue. Tony Alva gave me a copy and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A PLAYLIST?
Fugazi – “KYEO”
Judge – “New York Crew”
Bob Dylan – “Visions of Johanna”
Flogging Molly – “If I Ever Leave This World Alive”
Rancid – “Journey to the End of the East Bay”
FIVE ESSENTIALS FOR ANY ROAD TRIP?
Bike, music, friends, Google Maps and a GoPro.