SE Crew: Ryan Staas
Philadelphia's @oneway_ry_215 joined the SE Crew as a young'n, and he's still going strong!
How old are you?
Where do you live?
How many SE bikes do you own:
Sixteen. LiL’ Ripper, Ripper Jr, Ripper, So Ca Flyer, OM-Duro (2019), pink Quadangle custom from Santa Blocks, Monster Quad, Philly Big Ripper, Monster Ripper, Blocks Flyer, OM-Duro (2022), Fat Ripper, Fast Ripper, Beast Mode Ripper, Everyday, and a top secret bike.
What’s your favorite SE bike?
The Fast Ripper is one of my favorite bikes because it’s a geared 29" bike and rides really smooth. My other favorite bike is the Fat Ripper, which has a low frame and is fun to jump things on.
What’s your favorite place to ride and why?
My favorite place to ride has to be California. Most of the SE Crew is in Cali so we can all ride together, and Cali has some of the biggest rideouts.
What’s your secret to improving riding skills?
Practice, practice, practice! Don't stop, don't quit, just keep going. If I have a trick I want to land, I stay out on my bike day and night until I get it. It's such a good feeling when I accomplish what I set out to do.
What’s your favorite thing about bike life?
I have always loved to ride a bike. I started riding when I was three years old. But now bike life is so much more than just riding. It's a community that brings people together that share the same passion. The term "we ride as one" is the perfect explanation of bike life. It doesn't matter what you look like, how much money you have, or what age you are! I have met so many people from all over the world. Bike life is everything to me.
What’s something that people may not know about you?
I love to ride anything with wheels. I skateboard, I ride a scooter, I can unicycle, and I love dirt bikes, too. When I'm not riding I'm usually watching YouTube.
What advice would you give to someone just getting into bike life?
I would say to someone just getting into bike life to come to a rideout and the rest will be history. You will have so much fun and see what bike life is really about.