By The Numbers: Ryan Fudger

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

This time, we’ve called on Ride BMX’s own Ryan Fudger. Read on.

Yesterday – breakfast lunch and dinner?
I was somewhat sick yesterday, so I woke up later than planned and had to rush out. I honestly think I only had a handful of almonds and a daily vitamin for breakfast, went out and shot photos for a couple hours with Gary Young, had Pho with my buddy Jay Diebel for a late lunch, then grilled myself a steak and put it on a plate alongside some fingerling potatoes. Simple man.

What do you think is an important topic that doesn’t get enough attention?
What’s actually important? I’m not a worldly guy and I don’t have any sort of agenda, sorry.

iPhone. Case or no case?
I absolutely hate cases, but I had to run one after I cracked my iPhone 5 within three weeks. Shout out to Aaron Brennar and Tony Neyer for the hookup with that PureGear stuff.

Who are some people you enjoy traveling with?
Gary Young, Darryl Tocco, Tony Hamlin, Jay Roe, Ryan Sher, KC Badger, Max Gaertig, Corey Martinez, Brian Kachinsky, Nigel Sylvester, Will Stroud, Garrett Reynolds—too many, really. I get the luxury of traveling with varying groups of people and I get to make ton of friends that I don’t get to see nearly enough. Overall, I’m down with anyone who doesn’t stress any situation, good or bad.

Toilet paper. When the roll is getting low, are you guilty of using just enough not to replace it, or do you do the right thing?
I’ll use every last bit if that’s what nature is asking for. I also generally use my own bathroom; so if I decide to not do the right thing, then I can only blame myself in the end.

Give us your best/favorite recipe of any kind.
I’m the furthest thing from a cook…I make like six things and just rearrange them to keep it somewhat different. My default has been a salad with grilled chicken and baked brussel sprouts. Various seasonings on the chicken, but I always halve the brussel sprouts, toss them in olive oil, salt, and pepper, and bake them on a sheet for around 14 minutes, flipping once. Baking ’em gives them this burnt, yet soft texture. Cheers to Michelle for that one…

What do you think are a few things that are overrated?
Can I just list a few people that overrate themselves? Stay humble.

Who are some people you enjoy following on Instagram?
Spare one or two people that post too many food/redundant photos, I obviously enjoy everyone I follow on Instagram. But, looking at this question in a photographic sense, I’ve really been into @thediggest lately, but @ralphyramos and y’allz @harrisonboyce never go wrong, either. I also enjoy following various girls that post photos of themselves in various layers of clothing, of course…like!

What is the word you overuse the most? What word do you wish you used more?
A four-way between “like,” “gay,” “shit,” and “fuck.” I’d probably wish that I just didn’t talk as much.

What is something you thought was going to be easy but wasn’t?
One time I thought I could rebuild a transmission. I tore the casing apart and took the fifth gear off, looked at the catastrophically confusing mess of gears, clips, forks, and bearings, and realized I was way over my head. I sent it off to a shop a couple days later and sadly paid $500.

Who would play you in a movie?
According to several people lately, Jim Carey.

Do you collect anything?
Not really. I have toys: my old ’72 Datsun 240 with a V8 in it and a 125cc shifter kart—which I should probably sell. Truth be told, the go-kart is somehow scarier than the Datsun. I also have a bunch of cameras, of course. Nothing I would consider a collection, though. Hopefully I didn’t disappoint!

If you happened to get into a fight, who is someone you would want in your corner?
The Shitty Twins (Jesse and Allen Tennat). They’re twins so I get both, right? Either way, I’d probably only need one of them…

Top 5 favorite websites:
Kittiesntitties.tumblr.com
Hybridz.org
Thediggest.com
Jeffzielinskiphoto.com
Losangeles.craigslist.org

Have you ever been forced to watch the Notebook?
Nope. That’s the gay cowboy movie, right?

Would you pose nude for an art class?
If this photo gig falls through, I’ll be working days at Jiffy Lube and up on the art pedestal, greasy and nude, at night.

Shower. Bar soap or loofah/liqui-soap combo?
Bar soap. Simple man.

What is the one thing you have to do/accomplish this year?
I don’t really make goals. I just try and focus on doing good work while not being too much of a dickhead…usually good opportunities—and in turn, things—come my way from that.

What’s your favorite time-waster?
Favorite? Sleep and women, probably.

Best halloween costume you have worn?
I was in Greenville on a Colony trip some years back and none of us had costumes. We went to walmart and I bought a full camo suit, facemask, hat, and an airsoft gun. Nyquist was having a party at his house—maybe it was his Shea Nyquist’s house, actually—and I just crawled around on the ground and shot people all night. The best moment was shooting someone in the back from the ground five feet away and them yelling out into the abyss swearing to kill me. I stood up and ran away laughing. Camo works, apparently.

  • tafg

    Amazing! Just a simple funny dude.

  • Gary Young

    Ryan makes me laugh a lot. I am into these interviews.


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