Dave Mirra: It Was A Pretty Cool Ride
It’s May, which means it’s National Bike Month and what better guest than 14 time X Games gold medalist Dave Mirra
. Mirra joined The Bald Faced Truth today to discuss his jump from professional BMX rider to professional Rallycross driver.
discussed a wide range of topics including his infamous car accident in which he was hit by a drunk driver, “when that [accident] happened, it through me off and really it was tough, they [the doctors] told me I could never ride again and they would have to check my brain [condition] in 6 months.”Mirra
also talked about what it was like to perform the double back flip for the first time, “in a way, it was different than the tricks that I learned before foam pits because you really had to put it all on the line, so there was a big difference in what you needed in terms of stones.”
When chatting about making the move from BMX to Rallycross racing, Mirra said; “The young guys, it’s just awesome. It’s really cool to see the risks they’re taking and I kind of got to the point where I was done taking the risk.”
Tune in to the X Games
May 16-19 on ESPN to catch Dave Mirra in action!
Click on the link below to listen to the interview with Dave Mirra.