Ya know, its kinda hard not to sound like some sorta crazy psychotic stalker-type when it comes to writing about some of these old school Girl guys. Over the years, you start to realize that you have actually gotten to know quite a bit about them through various interviews, articles, and video parts... not to mention Crailtap.
Take Mike Carroll for example. Just by casually following his almost-20 year career, I know (or at least have heard about): his "bubble", his trick sock, the infamous apple trick, the name of his dog, that he's got a legendarily hairy chest, and at one point he seemed to really love macaronni and cheese.
And that's just off the top of my head. That's pretty fuckin' nuts. I don't even know this man nor have I ever met him. And its not like I'm some crazy obsessed fan or something... this is all fairly common knowledge. I seriously have relatives that I've known my whole life and I couldn't tell you that much about them (which I guess means that I'm an asshole).
Don't get me wrong, I really love this about Girl and its riders, that they're so much more open to the public than other companies. But when it came to start writing something for this post, I started out with all these ideas from knowing all this shit about him... I actually had to back-off cause I sounded like I was absolutely out of my mind.
*author's note: there are no bad Mike Carroll parts. none. And my man has had a lot of parts. I just took the easy route and picked "Questionable" cause its probably my favorite, although I could be easily swayed (I'm really partial to Modus and the FTC ones but again, they're all good).
I'm curious to know what your favorite Carroll part is. Let's hear it.