10 Questions to… Bob Pereyra

10 Questions to… Bob Pereyra
Name Bob Pereyra
About 'Godfather' of streetluge, active in sports for 25 years.
Country USA
Age 50
Discipline Street luge
Likes Just like riding with friends.
Dislikes Don't like peg less luge, an excuse to accomodate stupidity.
Fun fact Used to work for Mario Andretti.

1. Which helmet(s) do you wear ?
Roland, Bell wedge, ZG Skate M5.

2. What protection do you use ?
Bates NJK.

3. What safety precautions do you take when riding on open roads ?
Always inspect a road first, then rip.

4. Have you been into any serious accidents ? If so, did protection help you there ?
To many to list, protection first is best policy.

5. What’s the best (safety) advice someone gave you ?
Think, use your head.

6. Have you ever refused to ride an event, because safety measures weren’t taken (enough) and if so why ?
Yes, no barriers, people on road, no secure runs.

Bob Pereyra in action

7. What changes would you like to see/propose in terms of safety regulations (during events) ?
Crowd control, it was the sports demise of the sport, I will happen again.

8. What do you think of the current helmet policies from IGSA/IDF ?
Not up to speed on this one.

9. What do you think of introducing a motorcycle helmet policy on IGSA/IDF events ?
I think it was snell only.

10. Is there something you would like to say about safety which hasn’t been addressed in the previous questions ?
Rider progression, everyone thinks they are pro, going fast is easy, learn how to race, instead of changing rules to accommodate attendance.

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