Earlier this week we were lucky enough to sit down and with Brandon Scales, 30 year old sponsored rider from Torrance, CA. He’s been riding for Hawk Racing for a while now and he takes incredibly beautiful shots of the landscapes he explores while out on his bike (which is of course equipped with Hawk Racing components).
If your into cycling and beautiful scenery you should definitely give him a follow on Instagram: @shutuplegzzz.
The Brandon Scales Interview
Who are your Sponsors?
Hawk Racing components, Pearl Izumi cycling apparel, And NOW helmets.
Do you remember your first bike?
I definitely remember my first bike. It was a little cheapo bmx ,black, as all my bikes are have been and will ever be. I made it super custom and had the 80s gear to match. I’ll attach a photo to this email.
How old were you and what was it?
I was probably 4, that would have been late 80s.
What does your inner voice tell you when the ride gets tough?
My inner voice is a lunatic. I try not to listen to him. He ends up getting me into trouble. Especially on the mountain bike. He usually says things like, “ come on, just do it.” Or , “you can totally afford that.”
If someone was your age and wanted to start riding, what advice would you give?
Better late than never. Be sure to keep fun in mind.
Do you have an ultimate bike goal?
To have the most fun, and find my true self.
Best bike memory so far?
The ones I’ll have tomorrow.
What is your favourite place to ride?
I’ll ride anywhere, I haven’t driven or owned a car in years. I love every aspect of cycling. You tell me where to be and what time, and that’s a ride I’ll show up for.
Which riders proved inspirational in your early days or now?
My friends. Through out my entire life, haveing fun and pushing boundries with my friends has helped me to grow And continues to inspire me.
Where do you see your bike taking you to this coming year?
To new places, to new memories, to new friends and new versions of myself. Im So excited.
What is riding about to you?
It’s about a lot. It’s a way of life for me honestly. A way to help our planet, to keep myself healthy, a mode of transportation as well as pleasure.
What is your favorite thing about Hawk Racing Components?
There’s a lot I like about Hawk. The first is the amazing quality and care of their world famous bearings. The second is the small family style vibe with with they successfully run their company.