Eastern's Josh Perry on home turf
Josh Perry in Greenville, N.C.
Despite having just undergone radiation therapy at the end of Nov. for treatment on his brain tumor, Josh Perry has kept a positive spirit and continues to ride his bike, showing no signs of slowing down or being effected by his condition. Perry's sponsors include Eastern Bikes, Bern, Helmets, ARF, Vans, Novik, Armourdillo, Dick Maul's Bike Shop and Demolition.
The Animal House
The Animal House is Josh's local riding spot and he knows every line in and out of this place. Here's a one-footed invert transfer from the box lip to the bowl corner.
Josh currently lives with a house full of BMX roommates including, Nick DiGeroloma, Rob Armour and Vince Byron. They have a few ramps setup in the driveway and usually session them to start the day. Here's Josh with an over-ice on a warm day in December.
Tailwhip at Jaycee park
Before there was the Animal House and the Unit, the Jaycee Skatepark was the main attraction in Greenville. Over a decade later, it still gets a lot of attention. As you can tell, Josh rides there regularly -- big can can whip over the hip.
No-hander at Jaycee
Another angle and another stretched tricked over the infamous Jaycee hip -- tuck no-hander on a cloudy but warm December day.
Stretched at the Animal House
Since Daniel Dhers took over the Animal House, there have been some big changes to the place, including this step-down channel gap. Josh did this superman seat grab Indian transfer over from the quarter, not the lip.
360 at Jaycee
Josh's riding style doesn't just consist of big combo tricks. He has the stylish part of riding on lock as well -- alley oop 360 one handed x-up out of the mini at Jaycee Park.
Wallride to whip
There aren't a ton of street spots in Greenville, but that doesn't stop Josh from riding what there is and making the most of it -- wallride to whip at a spot that most would pass by.
Vertical smith stall
Josh rides the Animal House more than the Unit, but he rides them both equally well -- smith wall slap during one of many late night sessions.
When we first rolled up to this rail gap, Josh just wanted to hop over it. After that went smoothly, he threw a toboggan, a tailwhip and a barspin over it. Yes, in that order too. Why the whip before the bar? Josh says whips come easier...
Josh may be known for his park skills but he's as well rounded as they come and can ride everything -- 360 one handed x-up at the Shotgun Trails in Raleigh, N.C.
I can't even begin to explain how crazy this transfer line is. You'll have to stare at the photo for a minute to understand, but Josh is transferring from the quarter on the far left and yanking all the way back to the small quarter on the far bottom right of the frame. Oh yeah, he's doing a tailwhip too.