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Justin Leov Interview


Yeti rider Justin Leov from New Zealand has been on fire recently (6th at the Worlds). I’ve been hanging around the World Cup circuit a bit this year and I can tell you that Leov and team mate Blinky both seem to pin it from the moment practise starts.

We asked Leov when was the last time he did a few things.

When was the last time?

You upset your neighbours?
A few days before I left for the States in March. We had a party at our flat and the lady downstairs is a *****. We don’t like her much 🙂

When was the last time:

You won a race?
Last weekend the NORBA in Deer Valley

When was the last time:

You hurt yourself?
2 Weeks before Fort William World Champs 07. My handle bars snapped at a G3 race in Colorado, I broke my collar bone and had to get some metal work put in…

When was the last time:

You heard a good joke? (What was it?)
A man is in a bar and falling off his stool every couple of minutes. He is obviously drunk. So the bartender says to another man in the bar: “Why don’t you be a good Samaritan and take him home.”The man takes the drunk out the door and to his car and he stumbles at least ten times. They drive along and the drunk points out his house to the man. He stops the car and the drunk stumbles up the steps to his house with the man. The drunk’s wife greets them at the door: “Why thank you for bringing him home for me, but where’s his wheel chair?”

When was the last time:
You fixed a puncture?

Super d practice last weekend

When was the last time:

You scared yourself?
Tuesday practice session at Worlds in Italy. The course was scary as hell in the wet! I didn’t get a clean run down that day.

When was the last time:

You saw something that made you go “Holy Shit!”
A few weeks ago I was watching a video of these cycle couriers (Fixed wheel road bikes) those dudes are crazy! One dude hit a curved wall ride and rode it out.
When was the last time:

You did some actual digging with a spade?
Late last year, man what a slacker!

When was the last time:

You heard a really good song?
2 days ago, Danny Elfman- The Little Things! As seen in the movie, “Wanted”

When was the last time:

You broke the law?
Last week when I drove the Yeti Truck

When was the last time:

You puked your guts up?
Damn a long time ago. Lisbon 2007 thanks to Jared Graves! The 3 wise men, Jim, Jack and Johnny, no chaser

When was the last time:

You bust something on your bike?
The last thing on my bike I killed was my rims, which I did last week in Utah.

When was the last time you:

Felt so good, you thought you could fly?
5 mins ago, I just finished a chicken burrito from Qudoba ! As Clay Porter would say, ” Freedom”

Leov reckons he likes this tune from Danny Elfman.


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