Essence of SHRED
Riders attitudes are made clear by their stance on the bike, their clothing, their rate of speed, the way they talk. Following Steve into Dirt Merchant, I noted his Demo 9, his Sombrio clothing, and his goggles. We dove into the little woodsy section at the top of the trail, and Steve immediately nosed the A-frame, got all cacked over the first step down, dropped straight into the small rock booter and railed into the first berm – first run, first moves, already pinned.
I wouldn’t call myself a Steve Romaniuk super fan, but you have to give the guy respect. He works really hard and always looks like he’s having a blast riding his bike. He’s a good embassador for the freeride scene and I’m sure he inspires alot of kids to get off the couch and do stuff.