Taylor Vernon | Pastime
What do you think the main difference is between Downhill and Motocross?
You defiantly need more endurance for Moto but Downhill you need that sharp edge, as soon you break the beam you need to be on it. You need more balls for Downhill riding for getting through those trees flat out.
Would you rather be DH World Champ or MX World Champ?
Preferably I would like to be DH World Champ, try and keep things rolling now. I have got the National Champs title so now I can try and aim to get World Champs. I am looking at trying to be at a few WC’s next year so hopefully I can get selected for World Champs and give it a shot.
What was it like representing GB as a nipper when you raced at Belgium, Holland and France?
It was an awesome experience being able to represent my country, I did pretty well and got 2nd. I would love to be able to have the chance to do the same in Downhill. I also got to race all the American boys like Adam Cianciarulo who will most likely be turning pro soon.
You smoke him..?
Yeah I beat him once… Beat him in qualifying then he dinged me in the race when it dried up.
Do you ever regret giving up Moto for DH?
I don’t really regret giving up Motocross for Mountain Biking, I have found there are so many more nice people in MTB and it’s a lot more chilled out; glad I have made the change.
How has you DH season been this year and what are your goals for 2013?
This year has been amazing for me; I managed to get the National Champ jersey and looking good for the win for the overall series for the Nationals. Next year I want to aim for World Cups and maybe go to the World Championships, it would be sick.