Connor you just spend a month on the road, the first part was with the Premium UK boys doing the Road to Glory for RIDEUK how was that?
Man that was awesome hanging out with Premium UK guys! Those guys are so rad in so many ways and everyone gets along and has a blast. The weather was kind of shit at times but luckily they had a few indoor spots to shred so we made the best with what we had! It was an awesome trip though, nothing but riding bikes and having a good time!
The second part of your trip you met up with the MARKIT crew in Barcelona, how was that trip?
Meeting up with the MARKIT
crew was awesome as well. It was our last filming trip for the video so everyone was super stoked and ready to shred and have a good time. So everyone stacked up clips when they could and had a fun time cruising the city and going out and then enjoying some night life!
So the MARKIT video is wrapped up filming wise, are you happy with the stuff you filmed throughout the last couple of years?
Yea man I'm super pumped on the clips I've filmed! I've tried to not hold back and just go for shit when it comes up and its seemed to be working haha! I've been so scared of a lot of things I've filmed so I'm happy to see what people think and hopefully they're as pumped as I am!
Anything you went back for a couple times?
Yea there has been a few things haha. One of them I still haven't gotten yet and I'm ganna go back for in a few weeks to try and handle it so hopefully it works out. Last time i did it so perfect then just slipped my pedal and washed out. F#ckin lame haha oh well it happens and makes you work a little harder for the clip and makes you more stoked in the end haha.
Chad's been dropping all kinds of web vids this past year, is the stuff he's filming for MARKIT crazier?
's on another level every edit it so good haha. No one even knows or could guess what Chad has done for Markit haha. I don't wanna hype him up too hard but he's done some unbelievable next level sh#t haha. Everyone is ganna freak out after they see Chads section.
How have your signature bars been going?
are going awesome. I love those bars haha. I've heard nothing but good comments about them too with kids and shops and stuff so I'm really proud of them haha. It feels f#cking awesome when a kid tells you your bars feel amazing and they help him ride better. There's no other feeling like that!
Whats next on the schedule for Connor Lodes?
Well I'm ganna keep working on my MARKIT part, go on a few trips, work a couple Dew Tours, and keep enjoying life in La Mesa haha!
Portrait Colin Mackay, collage pics by Joe Bailey and Joey Cobbs.