Quarantine Time with Team Mongoose: Nathi Steeze

Like everyone else, Nathi Steeze has been feeling the COVID Lockdowns and not getting to do everything he wants to. But like all our riders, Nathi has a great head on his shoulders and is powering though with the help of his trusty bike! Read on to see what he’s been up to!

Nathi Steeze BMX Mongoose

How long have you been riding?
Nathi: 8 years 

What got you into BMX?
Nathi: There was a new skatepark built two blocks down from my house and I saw two guys riding on my way back from school. I went to them to watch closely and they offered me their bikes to try it out.

What is your favorite type of riding?
Nathi: I am more into the street type of riding, but I also find ramps and dirt entertaining and fun. 

Nathi Steeze BMX Mongoose

What riders did you look up too growing up?
Nathi: Greg Illingworth, Brad Simms, everyone in the PROPS VIDEO, Chase Hawk, Chase Dehart, Dennis Enarson, Garrett Reynolds, Corey Martinez, Gary Young ,etc. 

Who are some of the riders you like to watch now?
Nathi: Chad Kerley, Demarcus Paul, Kevin Peraza, Courage Adams, Simone Barraco, Johnny Raeks, Sean Ricany etc. 

Where is one place in the world you really want to go to ride?
Nathi: I have two I consider as one. These places are Spain or California.

Tell us about that Dragon/LW video you just put out!
Nathi: So basically, got back to riding when this video was shot cause of COVID19. This video was meant for me to motivate people to do what they love most. It was basically also an introduction to my passion towards riding and how it makes me express myself because of the love I have for riding. 

So, what have you been doing with yourself to keep busy at home with all the lockdowns? 
Nathi: I’ve been learning how to edit videos and create art through illustrations and Photoshop. I also learnt a bit more about gardening and parkour.

What are you looking forward to most when everything returns back to normal?
Nathi: Hosting more events, help grow BMX in South Africa and also the Parties.

Any advice for people trying to find something to do to pass the time?
Nathi: Try some things you don’t often do just to see if you have other interest other than your everyday life.

Sponsors: Skabanga Crew, Mongoose Bikes and Dragon Energy Drink 

Nathi Steeze BMX Mongoose

All photos provided by LW Mag.