took a week to set up my interview with one of the leaders of the Church of
Dirtbike. My contact within the Church insisted that I meet with them at a
local dirtbike track. They told me that I was going to get the truth about the
Church of Dirtbike. I wanted to find out if these people truly believed what the
flyer I found on the street preached.
- There were two conditions. One, that I keep the interview short, so they could get back to riding. And two, that I not take any pictures.
- The following is the transcript of the interview.
Ok, I'm recording, can you state your name and that you give your consent to do this interview.
I'd rather not state my name, but I can tell you that I'm a rider for the Church of Dirtbike and I already told you I'd do this interview, provided you honor our conditions.
It's the new faith. It's all about WWJR.
"What Would Jesus Ride."
Right. What Would Jesus Ride.
Which means what?
It means that out of anything, a vespa, a mini, a bicycle, or even a drug induced monkey holding a bottle... Jesus chooses to ride a dirtbike and live the dirtbike life.
The dirtbike life is about riding the clean path. It's not overly simple. But to simplify for you, it's about the Great Mechanic and how he rides with us and fixes our bikes in times of need.
Is that similar to the Great Mechanic from Church of Robot?
Church of Robot. Church of Robot is a completely different faith, so I'd have to say no. I really don't know that much about Church of Robot. Some of our members were previously followers of Robot, but they've now come to see the truth in Dirtbike.
The truth in Dirtbike, why was the Church of Dirtbike created? What's your purpose?
To preach the word of the Great Mechanic. We have proof that Jesus is back and that he rides most heavenly. Our purpose is tell the world what we've been told.
That riding is the only path to true happiness.
Have you seen Jesus ride?
Yes, I've seen him ride. He's good.
You can't expect me to believe that you've seen Jesus riding a dirtbike.
No, I don't. I don't expect you to do anything. Because you don't have faith. I can't force you to believe in the Dirtbike.
We'll fine, then help me to believe. Show me your proof.
I'll let Him show you his proof. This interview is over.
- The interview ended with him jumping on a dirtbike and riding off. I didn't get the answer I was looking for, but I did get a bunch of emails from the followers of the Dirtbike proclaiming their love for the Church. If you know anything more about Church of Dirtbike or Church of Robot drop me a line.
If you're looking for a Church of Dirtbike flyer, they gave me a few to take home. Email to find out how to get one. And there's some gear over in my new store, click on more or a picture or whatever to get there.