TOD: Feel free to introduce yourself.
SP: My name is Kyle, but I go by the name Slippery Pete. I'm approximately 23 Earth years, and I was born and raised in Brooklyn
TOD: How long have you been riding?
SP: I started riding track just over 2 years ago. Oddly enough, I used to kind of talk shit about fixie kids before I started riding, and what'd 'ya know? 2 yrs later I'm Fixie Famous. -----
TOD: Does your work day consist of riding a bike?
SP: I'm a gluttonous shopaholic, so all I do is buy clothes and eat between deliveries.
TOD: What type of bike are you riding?
SP: My current build is somewhat of an elegant beater. Cinelli Gazzetta, Campagnalo Record cranks/BB, Thomson seatpost/stem, Brooks Imperial saddle, Velocity Deep V rims with rear Philwood, Burro Mudflap straps and Easton Monkey bars, cuz we #outchea. I like a nice looking bike, but also something that's really durable and comfortable for daily use.
TOD: What's your take on riding in NYC?
SP: It's like the Danger Room in X-Men
TOD: Can you explain your most memorable experience while riding in NYC
SP: I'm really into psychedelics and shit, and one day when I bought a lot of shrooms, the guy also gave me a sample of a synthetic research chemical called 2CE. I rode my bike the next few hours feeling like I was in Tron and shit. Every light had a tracer, my movements felt flawless, I had a lot of energy and everything was just perfect. I'd kill to relive that day
TOD: Aside from cycling, do you have any other hobbies?
SP: I recently started riding BMX again, I was a gamer at some point and still love video games, but haven't bought an Xbox One yet, so that's on ice for a little while.
TOD: Finish this sentence – If I never rode a bike, I would………
SP: Not think about dying as much. I constantly think about getting run over by cars and weird accidents while riding. I don't know if it's just me, but it's always on my mind and kind of stresses me out sometimes. But hey, if I didn't have that feeling, what would be exciting about it besides that?
Make sure you follow Kyle on Instagram @SlipperyPete