Dean Dickinson is pretty much known in the BMX world as the pool rider. He’s had photos and videos riding pools in the magazine and on the Internet, he’s made a documentary film on pool riding, and recently he rode his 100th pool. I was fortunate enough to shoot with Dean at his 100th pool and take a peek at his notebook log of all the pools he’s ridden over the past six years. Check out this breakdown of Dean’s 100 pools by the numbers.

States ridden in:
6 (Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas)

Times busted:
1 (Marshal pool in Vancouver, Washington, on Christmas Eve 2006. A $500 fine and a year of probation. Totally worth it!)

Permission pools:
10

Most pools in one day:
6

Most pools in a single state:
68 (California)

Pieces of pool coping swallowed to avoid getting beat up by gnar skaters:
1

Kidney-shaped pools:
19

Square pools:
39

Pools ridden that have since been destroyed:
30

Pool visited the most:
Fisher pool in Vancouver, Washington… Everyday for an entire summer!

Most hours spent at a pool in one day:
24 (Kurt Rasmusson’s second backyard pool.)

Date you rode your first pool:
June 2002.

Time it took to get to 100:

6 years

Indoor pools:
4

Number of pools swam in before riding:
3

Number of pools ridden on the property of Kurt Rasmusson:
2

Number of police helicopters that have chased you while riding pools:
1

Number of skaterboarders that gave you directions to a pool:
13

Number of pools ridden in your hometown of Vancouver, Washington:
15

Abandoned dairy farm pools:
7

Barge pools:
17

Most amount of water drained using only buckets:
5 feet

Number of pools ridden during the San Diego fires of 2007:
7

Number of hours you tried to dig out the Wilsonville pool by yourself in one day:
6

Number of times you have fallen into a pool while cleaning it out:
3

Number of naked bums that have chased you out of a pool:
1

Number of pools you have ridden by yourself:
9

(*Note: Numbers are as of September 2008. Dean is now up to his 104th pool. I held onto this article for a while to use in the magazine, but it never ran.)