(Photo by Rich Forne) I've been traveling with Marcas Grubbs ever since he was know as "Curb Squirrel." His Midwest meets the South personality, is one you can't forget. Every trip, every spot, Marcas makes comments that keep the crew laughing. I got a chance to catch up with Marcas in a short interview.
Q: Marcas!? What's up? I'd tried calling you, Did your phone get shut off?
A: Hello! I must've been between buying minutes. Got that IPhone on the prepaid plan, haha.
Q: How's Kentucky since you got back from Mexico City?
A: It's been alright. I've been riding a lot and the weathers nice a lot now, but I think I'm ready for something different.
(Photo by Derek Fetko)
Q: Did you have a good time in Mexico city? What was it like?
A:I had an awesome time in Mexico City. The people were amazing, the architecture was awesome, the traffic was crazy, the food was good the first few days, it was cheap, and the crew we had was awesome. But we couldn't have done it without the help of the locals, which were very generous.
Q: Did you celebrate the 20th day of the 4th month? If so what did you do?
A:It was definitely a day to celebrate. I just treated it like any other day and stayed that way. Everyone was generous in sharing their treats. (Marcas has his own motivation)
Q: How are the lady's treating you these days?
A:They come and go, haha. Sucks right now, I need to get outta here and try out some other ones.
(You can't see it, but Marcas is holding up a finger telling everyone that he is number one!)
Q: Your gonna be in California in less than a month. How do you feel about that?
A: I feel pretty psyched on the trip. I've never been to Cali so I'm pretty anxious to see what it's all about. Can't wait to try some of the local organic produce.
Q: Tell me how you got the nick name Curb squirrel? Do people still call you that?
A: It was the day I met Mike Tag, he was in my hometown or Chris Wilson's, which were pretty close. Someone drove by all hillbilly-like and called us curb squirrels. The rest of the day that's what he called me, then Leland started calling me that. I really don't hear it much anymore, but every now and then I will.
Q: How do you invert your tables off of nothing?
A: I don't know, haha. I just keep the front tire high, the rest is in the arms. They're real easy now, but I had the hardest time learning them.
(Photo By Derek Fetko)
Q: Any plans for the summer?
A: Not really. I just want to ride as much as possible. I'm pretty psyched on getting to check out spots that are a thousand miles away, this is a good start to summer so far. Know any couches to surf out west?!
Q: You wanna shout out to any of the homies?
A: Gotta give a shout out to Derek Fetco who does all the videos for Movement, and helps me with filming and taking photos for me. Also, he owns a bike shop here and takes care of the bicycle community here. Pretty much an all around badass. And to all my friends I have fun riding and hanging out with, it wouldn't be fun without them. And thank you Chester, can't wait to see you and the crew very soon. Thanks for everything.
No Prob man! Here is an old one of Marcas on the WTP site. Enjoy! Stay tuned for the Up and coming Mexico edit by Rich Forne, I have a feeling your gonna love it.