Kirt Voreis started mountain biking in 1994. We were curious about what has kept him in the game so long so we asked him a few career questions. He obliged us with a few answers.
NINER: You’ve been doing this whole bike thing a long time. Why do you think it has stuck with you for so long?
KIRT: Growing up around drug abuse and violence, I always wanted to get away. My skateboard and bicycle were ways for me to change the path my upbringing put me on. Once I was on my own path and had a passion, I vowed never to leave it.
NINER: If you could go back and do one thing differently, what would it be?
KIRT: Nothing really, I learned so many lessons from my failures and have gained a lot of happiness from my accomplishments.
NINER: When you hop on a bike, what’s it like?
KIRT: Comfortable momentum that feels like anything is possible.
NINER: Much of what you do seems off the cuff, but how much of it is scripted out, whether on paper or in your head?
KIRT: Most of the silly tricks I do are things I learned from my childhood. When I do come up with an idea that is unfamiliar with me, I try to work out the process by thinking of all the ways it could go wrong. Once I remove that stress, I can think through the movements that will make the trick come to life.
NINER: What’s the future hold for you?
KIRT: More creative content, fun skits and more combination tricks.
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