Original comment: 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?
Original comment: Each one of these Catching Up interviews i'm enjoying more and more. Next up was the turn of the man who invented the Whopper, and the man who has more energy than anyone I have ever met, ladies and gentlemen here is the Bill Nitschke Interview!!!
2:13: Growing up riding in the AFA contests.
4:33: Meeting up with Todd Carter in the Ohio scene.
5:16: How did Bill get into flatland?
7:20: What shaped Bill's riding, his presence on the contest floor is unreal to watch live!
10:43: Inventing the whopper, and tells the story and what went down?
15:58: Spike Jonze shooting the whopper.
16:34: Favourite memories from competing?
17:37: Being the first person to do a tail whip over a set of doubles on dirt.
21:54: Getting involved in Standrad Bykes.
24:29: Leaving Standard Bykes and getting picked up by Homeless and starting Indy Industries.
27:26: Always keeping riding despite being burnt on contests.
28:07 Contests taking a back seat and becoming more show riding oriented.
29:36: The return of the AFA contests bringing Bill back to the contest scene.
32:34: Hitting the biggest Whopper I've ever seen at Battle in Rockies 2017 and the aura he sets when he rides in a contest.
35:50: How does competing in Battle format contests go for Bill Nitschke, all that stop start style?