Steve Caballero is one of the simplest yet most complex humans on the planet. On one hand, he’s quite possibly the nicest man you’ll ever meet. He wants to hear your story, wants to know about your life and what excites you, and he’s as enthusiastic and thankful for any opportunity to go on a ride or play with a bike as his fans are to get a picture with him.
He carries himself with a meekness and an attitude of gratitude, which is maybe why he comes off as so unassuming. On three separate occasions during our weekend together, someone would approach us on behalf of someone else who’d recognized him but was too nervous to say hello, and each time that person walked directly to me to ask for an autograph (because the tattooed dude with the white hair must be the pro skater), only to be shocked it was the little white-bearded guy next to me who they were really after.