Last year’s Red Bull Straight Rhythm marked – for all intent and purposes – the emergence of the new laid back, super-fun Ryan Villopoto. Since retiring from professional racing, the once curmudgeonly racer has let his guard down and is obviously enjoying all things two-wheeled. Always a favorite of TransWorld Motocross, RV2 is now more popular than ever with the fans, and to say that he is over delivering on his ambassadorship deals with brands like Yamaha, Answer, Alpinestars and Oakley would be an understatement. We caught up with Villopoto in his casual pits at last weekend’s Red Bull Straight Rhythm and as always, it was a lot of laughs.