Jonathan Davis’s long awaited welcome edit to Velo City and I must say, it was worth the wait. I’ve said this numerous times before but I’m thrilled to have Jonathan a part of our team, he’s pushing the sport of FGFS to the next level and doing it with class.
*NOTE: This interview was done a while back because we anticipated the edit coming out sooner but Jonathan has been recovering from injuries, which put the edit on hold. I’ve changed his sponsors but left the rest of the interview as is.
VC: How long have you been riding bikes?
JD: I raced bmx for about 12 years and fixed for about 4 years.
VC: Where were you born and raised?
JD: Born in Orange but I have grown up in Riverside all my life.
VC: What got you into FGFS?
JD: Well I’ve always had to commute to go to high school or wherever else i needed to go to and bmx bikes and beach cruisers got to be too tiring and slow so I bought a shitty aluminum k-mart road bike for 20 bucks off some dude i knew had stole it and it kind of started there. Soon after i got pretty bored on that and a couple friends of mine had conversions so i decided to build one too. We always screwed around in parking lots and parking garages doing wheelies and stuff so once i realized my bike couldnt hang with minimal abuse i moved up to a standard track frame since. At the time, for some reason the volume cutter v1 was so hard to get. I waited for the fu manchu to drop and i drove all the way to long beach just to grab it and it was on from there. I was never into keo spins or any of the other circus tricks i just liked to jump shit. Not many people were doing that at the time thats why once I saw videos of Wonka,Eric Puckett, Sam Miller and Tom got me real juiced along with the daily shit talk on trick track(r.i.p). I’ve never really had people to ride with so I never filmed up until this last year which is funny now that some people are starting to recognize me they are pretty surprised that I’ve been in the game for quite some time.
VC: What do you like to do when you’re not riding your bike?
JD: Riding takes up most of my time whether it be bmx, downhill, fast bike, or my fixed and even when im not riding , I spend about an hour a day on “the Come Up”. Other than that I like to draw/paint, ride motorcycles (street and dirt), cut n’ sew, and definitely would be a lier if I said I didn’t spend a lot of my time on instagram.
VC: Who else are you sponsored by?
JD: SE Bikes, CSK and Bumsteads bike shop
VC: Do you have anything else you would like to add?
JD: Umm…. Well I’d like to throw some shout outs to a few people that keep me going so first I’d like to thank my sponsors for keeping me on two wheels, SE Bikes, CSK, Garrison and Stephan from bumsteads, Velo City for keeping the ducktape, thread and hot glue off my feet haha. My dude Gus Molina, with out you player I wouldn’t have any footage or anyone to kick it and ride with. Zane from UVT, Dave beard, the Zlog boys, TTV, #joemckeagsays.