David Boyd has always rode hard, but the last few months I'm sure you have noticed he's been pushing his skills (and honestly stunting in general) like a madman. We caught up with him for a moment when he was actually at a computer (not at the stuntspot) to ask him a few questions.
Location: Usually somewhere on the east coast
Bike/s: 2004 Kawasaki 636's
Years stunting: 5
Favorite stunt: No Favorite, I love it all
Favorite food: A Philly Cheesesteak (From Jim's Steaks on south street)
Favorite place on the earth: On my bike!! (I love San Diego)
Weirdest thing that has ever happen to you while riding: Not sure about weirdest, but I remember in 2011, a coaster competition in Maryland at MiRock, coaster went bad, bike got wobbly and low sided, bike slid on cage , then spun backwards, slid some more, then spun back forward, slid for a bit and stood back up on two wheels. I managed to ride the whole thing out. Looked up at the crowd and riders, everyone was doing the Wayne's World (we're not worthy!) haha
StuntBums: Why do you stunt?
David Boyd: Stunting is a form of anger management and has a combination of things that I love.
StuntBums: For anyone who doesn't know your history tell us how you got into stunting?
David Boyd: I started riding a cycle in 2004, my first bike was a Kawasaki KLR250. I learned how to ride on that bike. My homegirl from high school rode and told me about some local stunters. She introduced me to the stunt scene in New Jersey in 06. It wasn't long after that I moved to Ocean city, MD, got a 50 and started learning and having fun. I bought a big bike in 2007, made the transition over and the rest is history, I love everything about the stunt game! Trips, comps, shows, streets, little bikes, big bikes, innovation, style........ everything........ well, maybe not the injuries, tickets and bike headaches, but you catch my drift!
StuntBums: What is your biggest accomplishment with motorcycles?
David Boyd: My biggest accomplishment with motorcycles would have to be a two week trip to Moscow Russia (thanks BMOREX!) in 2010 to murder their streets, compete in a very well set up freestyle competition and perform a few shows for some wild fans!
StuntBums: What is your training schedule like?
David Boyd: My training has changed in the past 2 months from leisurely riding the past 4 years for fun to fully committed to becoming the best rider that I can be. When it comes to being on the bike, I am at the spot training almost every night during the week and as long as my body can last during the weekend. I also train off the bike with routines that consist of keeping my mind and body in the best possible shape with a lot of cardio, proper stretching, yoga, and eating healthy. I need to start lifting so i don't feel so weak when i pick my bike up... hahaha
StuntBums: You have a great style, is that something that happens naturally or do you focus on riding to stick out in a crowd?
David Boyd: Thank you! I believe style comes over time, the more comfortable you get with riding or a trick, allows for your style to develop. I put in a lot of seat time, glad to know it has paid off with style! Style is developed, tricks are learned!
StuntBums: Where do you find your inspiration to push yourself?
David Boyd: I don't have to find it, I bleed inspiration!
StuntBums: If you had a limitless budget, what would your dream stuntbike look like?
David Boyd: Haha..... an endless budget that would be nice. Looks are not me. I’m all about functionality, setup. My dream bike would be decked out with all the stuntride bells and whistles and I would probably have 3-5 of the same bikes!
I JUST WANT TO RIDE!!!!