John Paul moved out to CA from Florida in early 1989 and was a huge part of making S&M what it quickly became. With his quick wit, sharp tongue and extended dirt jumping variations, John Paul pissed some people off, made others laugh and usually ended up with a photo in the magazine. We couldn’t have asked for a better team rider. After blowing his knee out in 1991 and coming back in 1992, he had his custom knee brace stolen by Keith Treanor and more or less retired from seriously riding his bike at that point. John Paul returned to S&M in 2000 and among other things, helped get Brian Wizmerski and Bob Scerbo on the team.