Today I am stoked to publish this Old School Sunday Special with BMX flatland legend, Robert Castillo. Robert grew up riding for GT/Dyno, and has done it all and still rides and competes to this day. Enjoy this episode.
00:24: How old are you? How long riding and how did Robert get into flatland?
1:45: When you started riding was it only flatland you rode, did you have to ride flatland and ramps when you few up competing?
3:45: What was it like growing up with Ruben, did you guys do the same tricks growing up, were you rivals?
5:13: When did you start competing?
6:00: Did you and your brother, Ruben get sponsored by GT/Dyno at the same time?
7:03: What bike did you ride when you first get on GT?
7:30: What was expected of you when you on GT?
9:03: As a result of getting on GT did you see a lot of magazine coverage come your way?
11:03: Inventing the no dead time between tricks style.
12:14: Battle in the Rockies being one of the hardest contests for him emotionally after breaking his toe the day before.
13:26: From becoming a young kid on GT, how long was it until you went on tour?
15:15: Going on tour with his child hero, Martin Aparijo?
16:27: Competing against Kevin Jones?
18:44: Being on GT when Kevin Jones joined the team?
20:00: Who was your manager growing up on GT?
21:48: Stories from the GT Tours.
26:19: At what point did you see show riding as your number one focus and job?
30:09: Working for Woody Itson.
32:40: Did you guys do the same routine everyday on tour?
33:56: Working with Dave Voelker and Pete Brandt, going solo running shows.
37:15: What got you back into the contest scene?
40:05: Podium at BITR with a broken toe.
41:49: What advice do you give to kids trying to get into flatland?