In his seven years on the Dew Tour, Jaime Bestwick has compiled 23 total victories. Going into this season, he had won the tour six times in a row. He is the man who ended Dave Mirra's three-year run of X Games Gold and has won the Dew Tour Athlete of the Year four times. Still, Bestwick holds that he doesn't do it for the trophies. The uber-talented rider spoke with Complex to explain rumors about his fear of heights, golf, and greed in sports. 

What’s your favorite song or album right now?
Jaime Bestwick: Torn between two at the moment: Oasis, “The Masterplan,” and the Foo Fighters new album Wasting Light. I think this new album has everything that everybody likes about the Foo Fighters. I went and checked out out some of the videos on Youtube and the video for “White Limo” is pretty amusing.  They’re just a real good bad and seem like they have a lot of fun. Always kind of inspired by them.

What are your favorite sneakers to wear?
Jaime Bestwick: Nike Air Max 90, always have been. Been a bit of a collector of the Air Max 90. Dave Ortiz, formerly of Dave’s Quality Meats, just hooked me up with Nike Air Huaraches in the bacon look. They’re pretty fresh.

What’s the most money you ever spent on an item of clothing?
Jaime Bestwick: I have three or four Stone Island jackets, and they aren’t cheap (Around $1,000 each). I’m a big fan of those. Always treat myself to a new jacket now and again.

Favorite alcoholic drink?
Jaime Bestwick: Belvedere vodka and Monster.

Current video game obsession?
Jaime Bestwick: Me and my young one just finished Spiderman: Friend or Foe. We smashed all the villains, but I’m waiting for the new Moto GP game to come out. I’ve been getting up on my motor racing skills in Forza Motorsports.

What's your dream ride?
Jaime Bestwick: Toyota Tundra. Gets my motorbikes in and my BMX bikes in. That’s my day to day functionality car. But I’ll take the Lamborghini Aventador in white with black wheels. That’s my only choice. Well, I'll say I hope it came in white. I’ve seen some of the other colors and they don’t look that great.

What piece of technology do you have to have with you?
Jaime Bestwick: My stupid iPhone that is joined at my hip. Either that or a GoPro. It’s a choice of three: Camera, GoPro or iPhone. Never without those three. 

What is your favorite city to visit?
Jaime Bestwick: Without a doubt, Portland. I love it in Portland. Great people, great coffee, nightlife and food. Super easy to hang out downtown. They’ve got great street vendors. The beach on the coast near Portland is absolutely spectacular, and there are BMX parks in every town. Cannon beach is the spot. It doesn't matter what time of year, it’s just a treat.

We heard you like to Golf?
Jaime Bestwick: Somebody gave me a set of golf clubs. I figured if somebody is that kind, i better figure out how to hit them. I spent a few years figuring that out, and i have gotten a lot more serious. I'm trying to get my handicap down to a scratch golfer. I’m trying to work hard on that. It takes me away from bike riding. It makes me not listen to music or deal with distractions all the time. I just get out there and hit some balls.

What’s your preferred style of biking?
Jaime Bestwick: I like the vert ramp, but I'm a big fan of dirt riding. It’s a lot of fun and is time away from the area I compete the most in. Huge fan of the dirt.

What state of mind do you have going into these competitions after dominating for so long?
Jaime Bestwick: I think for me it’s just about the riding. I'm purely going to the events to ride my best. That’s all I can ask for in myself. The time you spend preparing for these things, you kind of hope all that preparation can result in something really inspiring for the next generation of riders. I don’t look at these comps like the biggest beacon is the trophy. It’s more like personal goals within riding. Obviously the better i ride, those achievements will come through at the end. It’s about positive action into the ramp making things happen.

How do you continue to keep things fresh and keep things exciting for yourself?
Jaime Bestwick: The way i keep it fun is racing motorbikes in the offseason. I’m racing cars this year towards the end of the year. I’m a big Moto GP fan. I go shoot photography. I'm a big photography fan. There are plenty of things i can do to take my mind off things.

Considering all these other athletes are hung up on bargaining agreements and lockouts, how does that make you feel about your sport?
Jaime Bestwick: First and foremost, it’s money. There is not that much money in action sports, so that resolves a lot of problems. A lot of entities don’t have stuff shoving things in our faces. With the agents and players, it’s just a game and it’s stupid really. These guys ultimately get paid an enormous amount of money. If they can’t sort this out, how are we supposed to win wars? It’s not like WWIII. Here we are, and it’s on every front page headline and it’s just crazy. That’s why I ride a bike. I don’t want people telling me that there are no balls being thrown. I can’t deal with that stuff. If somebody says no more bike riding, I’ll be like okay, carry on. I don’t give a shit what you think. I’m going to continue riding.

If you want to talk about comedy, then Premier League trumps everybody. First thing I’d do as Tevez’s manager, I would sit him down and have a really good chat with him. If he doesn’t want to play there anymore, then go. Go play where it’s going to make you happy. Your talent outweighs this argument. Frank Lampard is not getting first team plays, but Chelsea has 30 Frank Lampards on the team now. Even the best strikers aren’t given a guarantee to play. That’s the kind of talent these guys have at their disposal now. Ultimately they have too many choices. You kind of see some of the players giving up because they feel like nobody cares about them.

According to Alli Sports, you are afraid of heights?
Jaime Bestwick: It’s not really a fear of heights. I’m a control freak. I couldn’t figure out why I was sitting on top of a ladder and I’d look down and it was just not seeming right. I feel like I’m not in control. I’m in control when I’m on my bike. I can sit on a plane and it’s not a problem. But when we hit turbulence, I don’t have control when it's smashing through the clouds or through the energy bubbles. I can’t steer the plane. So it’s just a control thing.