Nyquist won the Dew Cup in dirt. You already knew that. Photos are courtesy of Haro Bikes.
Dew cup, huh? Yeah, pretty crazy!
How stoked are you? I’m a very, very happy man. Winning the dirt overall once was insane, but to do it twice is more than I could have asked for.
Did you do anything big to celebrate? Ummmm, not really. Hahahaha! The family and I went to Greenville afterward to hang out with all of our old friends. We had a great dinner. Pretty tame celebration, I guess.
What were the high and low points of the season for you? High was probably winning dirt in Salt Lake City. It always feels good to be able to pull off a win when you’re in a do or die situation. My low was probably the way I rode on dirt in Orlando. I was really hoping to ride well there and really clinch the title. Instead I barely made it happen and was stressing the whole contest.
So does the Dew Cup go on display in your house or in a box in the garage? Not sure. Right now it’s probably gonna get put on a shelf somewhere. I’m not super into displaying trophies around the house, but my wife really wants me to. She says it’s cool to have stuff like that on display for people to look at. So, I guess it’s still undecided… haha!
I think we all saw your dirt victory coming, but you came out of nowhere and shut down the park contest in Florida. What happened there? Yeah, park was amazing! I couldn’t have been happier with the way it all ended up. Perfect way to end the weekend and year.
What sort of an effect do you feel that your shoes had on your success? Without sounding too cheesy, having comfortable shoes that are grippy and look good is great. Fashion and function. I’ve had some shoes in the past that didn’t have a good sole on them and it actually made me slip a pedal at the X-Games. I’m really happy with my shoes… South Bronx!
Now that the Dew Tour season is over, what’s next for you? Chillin’! Chillin’ hard. I just want to relax and be at home doing home things. Still gotta ride, but I’m giving myself a little break.
Any thanks? Well, thanks to Osiris first off for believing in me as a rider and as a person. Thanks to Haro, Rockstar, Ogio, Bell Helmets, SST, and the Jiffy Mark of Los Gatos. Also, a big thanks to my family.
Final question… can I borrow $75,000? I wish it was $75,000… turns out they dropped it to $60,000! Hahahaha! Hard economic times for sure.