Coming from the small town of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Derek Dorame grew up like most kids do, making friends going to school and getting to know what you care for in life. Well, from a very young age Derek knew what he wanted, to stay true to his Native American roots and focus on what he loves the most, BMX. Having the advantage of living in the state capital city, that produced the state's very first concrete skatepark, way before prefab parks and plastic pegs were even a thought. Adobe brick isn't the best thing to learn how to grind on but given the determination to become the rider he is today, Derek has used all of his resources quite well i'd say. Check out the latest from the New Mex tech wizard as he tells us more about what got him started in BMX and why he is still doing it to this very day.