Nick Pescetto ITWOctober 1st, 2010 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
We meet today another rider, whom we could hardly define as a local one.
We saw him in some competition throughout Europe with a sick style and big tricks.
Biker, freeskier, party killer, CP Gang member. Here it is, Nicola “Nick” Pescetto!!
We decided to know him and his crew – CP Gang – a bit more closer and so we met them into their huge home spot.
Starting with some general question,
* Hi Nicola, where do you come from and how old are you?
Hi, I’m 20 and I’m from Arenzano, Italy.
* What are your sponsors?
Corsair bikes, DCshoes, Adidas eyewear, Frontocean.com, GEAX tires and Formula brakes
* Do you remember the first time you rode a bicycle? Was it love at first sight?
When I was something like 12-13 years old my friends and I started jumpin on bikes here and there, it was pretty fun, so when I was 14 I decided to get a freeride bike instead of a moped.
* What did push you and your friends to love the bike more and more?
Having fun all together is the best thing, pushing our limits every day is very encouraging ang challenging.
* We know that you are also a good freeskier. When does your passion for freeski start?
My passion for skiing starts way before bikes, I got into skiing when I was 4, thanks to my dad.
I was skiing every year with my dad, then I got into ski racing and when I was 16 I decided to drop racing because it was lame.
Just last year I decided to put into freeskiing the same effort I put into biking because I was having the same fun!
* If you were obliged choosing between freeski and bike, what would you choose? And why?
Man, of course I would say both, but right now I’d chose freeskiing because I have lived so many experiences with biking and it would be amazing to do that with skiing, plus with skiing I got so many things to learn!
* What’s your favourite spot?
Whistler b.c., ‘La Poma Bike Park’, Lacon trails, Bridge jumps, CP compound
* Do you think that the opportunity to travel a lot and to spend some time in international resorts like Whistler let you to improve more than a rider who spends all his time in Italy?
Whistler is just amazing, there are no places like that. Not only it has all different kinds of structures, but the level of riding there is really high, you definitely learn a lot.
In Italy there is nothing like that, this is why the level isn’t as high.
* What do you think about the italian scene? What would you change/improve?
The scene is growing, there are more contests, bigger prize money, more riders, but what it is missing are bike parks, dirt jump trails, big jumps, and areas where riders can train proberly.
We definitely need more good spots and no shitty skateparks.
* Being a rider at a high level, taking part in a lot of contests and travelling around the world would certainly let you living a lot of great experiences and knowing tons of people. What’s your best memory tied to the bike?
Whistler b.c. Canada 2008 e 2009. Riding, partyin, riding, partyin, riding, partyin.
And I love the life I live in Barcelona as well.
* Who’ s your favorite rider, or the one who inspires you the most with his style?
I don’t have any favorite riders. I like people who push their limits, do new and crazy stuff and are innovators in the sport.
This is why I look up not only to bikers, but also to BMXers, FMXers, skiers, snowboarders, skaters, etc.
* Tell us about the CP Gang. When does it born and why, what does it mean, who is in it.
Luis Biscaldi, Umberto Nattino and I are in it.
The idea came up 4 years ago when we named the park where we used to ride ‘Camper Park’, in the years the name changed to ‘Crazy People.
Lately we got into a bunch of things, like organizing events, writing articles, photoshoots, videoshoots and making our own t shirts.
[Luis Biscaldi and Umberto Nattino, the other members of the CP Gang]
We wanna make something bigger next year. An international contest with a good prize money is the idea.
There is lot of work behind and hopefully we are going to make it!
* What are your plans for the future? Do you think your future job will always be connected to bikes?
My future is going to be about biking, skiing and continuing my studying carrier and get a good job.
Biking, skiing, with a good job and making money. That would be the best!
* What are your plans for the CP spot?
Bigger jumps, new features, more lines and jumps for beginners
* What do you do beside bike and skiing? Have you ever tried a board sport – snow, surf, skate …? If yes, what do you think about it? If not, why?
I do some skating sometimes, especially in Barcelona, no tricks tho, I just like to cruise around.
I d like to get a longboard but it’s too expensive!
* This interview is going to end. Thanks Nicola for this nice talk. Last words, thanks, whatever.
I thank you first of all, CPgang admires what you do, we love your photos and we are happy to support candiesmagazine!
Finally I thank firstly my dad, my first real sponsor, my mom, all my friends, the people who believe in me and all my sponsors: DCshoes, Corsair bikes, Adidas eyewear, Frontocean.com, Geax tires, Formula brakes.
[From the left: Luis Biscaldi, Nicola Pescetto, Umberto Nattino, the CP Gang]
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