NYC area street rider Steve-O Croteau recently moved from Brooklyn, N.Y. to Union City, N.J., and in the time since, he's been doing what he always does: riding, filming and doing his thing for Deadline, The Trip, Stereo, LRG Clothing, Vans and Mountain HC. Recently, Steve-O hit me up with some recent footage of himself and Brooklyn rider Alan Negron, and we decided to catch up with all things Steve-O, from Deadline filming to his decision to make the big move to Hudson County. This is Steve-O.
ESPN.com: What made you wanna move from Brooklyn to N.J.?
Croteau: It wasn't like I had my heart set on moving to Jersey or anything you know? I'm 23, and moving back home after being on my own for a while was just too much, so I found a dope little spot out here and I'm just kickin it. It's pretty close to Hoboken, Jersey City and Manhattan, even closer to Manhattan than I was in Brooklyn, plus a cheaper train ride.
I know you've had your share of Internet drama. Looking back on it, what's your take on BMX drama on the Web?
I mean it is what it is. As a kid I guess it was more entertaining than it is now. Lately I just try to avoid as much of it as I possibly can because it's honestly not worth dealing with. I'll leave it to the handful of people keeping it alive in bike riding right now.
Everyone wants to know what the deal with the Deadline video is.
We've got tapes from like four or five years ago that we've captured in the past year. For a while we were just letting tapes sit around and not capturing anything, but everything is slowly coming together. Everyone has a ton of clips in their folders and I think we're aiming to have it out for possibly August.
Are you doing a full section?
Of course! Full Sections will be myself, Kevin Kiraly, Ty Morrow, JJ Palmere, Garrett Reynolds, Augie Simoncini, Colin Varanyak and Bryan Carter. I'm actually real psyched on the stuff I have for my section. I usually don't stack tons of clips on trips, but the stuff I get I'm usually real psyched on. I've got clips in my folder from two years ago that I would be psyched on if I did last weekend, if that makes any sense.