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T-1's Ruben Alcantara on life in Malaga

T-1's Ruben Alcantara on Malaga, back problems and tour guiding.

Updated: December 1, 2010, 2:21 PM ET
By Brian Tunney

In the late '90s, Spanish BMXer Ruben Alcantara traveled to the U.S. and struggled to make it as a pro on the BMX scene. After countless nights spent sleeping in warehouses and on friend's couches, coupled with riding sessions during the day, Ruben eventually came to be known as a progressive rider. Then, almost overnight, things changed in a big way for Ruben. He ditched the heavy bike, focused more on style and advanced the realm of tailwhips and wallrides beyond what was once thought ...

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