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No, but I do rip a couple shots or pound a few brewdogs before heading out. I find it leads to me being a lot more relaxed and confident when driving. Especially when the roads are snowy or icy.
Too soon, too dumb
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
Well that spectator should have gotten out of the way then.
You must really like snow sports. i can tell because of your pic. Sorry to offend your bro brah...I'm guessing you also are not stoked today given this most harsh news.
You obviously didn't see Fletch's cancer post today.
Caleb died in an accident while competing in a sport that he knew was dangerous.
there are vague allusions to a "brain complications" that developed. it looks like the snow machine landed on his head so i'm guessing they fixed the heart issue with the surgery but he developed a small bleed in the noggin and went kaput. have to wonder if they missed it initially.
sporting competition is one of the most beautiful things in life because it celebrates/glorifies life.
competition ending in death is completely pointless as sport, imo.
do you have the gift of sight? then watch the video you posted! wtf?
You must not possess the gift of reading, or else you would have seen my follow up post. WTF?
After what he has got away with, I would imagine the odds are in his favor to die of old age:
"When Travis was 14-years-old, he was severely injured while competing in an FMX competition. He came up short landing on the top of the front side of the landing ramp and the motorcycle went from 50 mph (80 km/h) to 0 mph (0 km/h) in less than one second. The bike was stuck into the dirt ramp with the front wheel just over the top and the crank case smashed into the dirt deep enough to support the entire bike upright. Upon impact Travis froze in the upright riding position and his feet went straight out to the sides like he was trying to straddle a bull. As soon as his legs went outward he fell off the motorcycle and his father took off across the dirt course in fear of what everyone just witnessed. He was seriously injured; he separated his spine from his pelvis. It also left him in a wheel chair for three months.
“I was in and out of consciousness for about three days and had six blood transfusions,” says Pastrana. He also adds that according to doctors, only three people in the U.S. have ever lived after such an injury."
My GF thinks he threw a clot and had an ischemic stroke.
Goodbye to bad trick events
ESPN has decided to discontinue snowmobile and motocross trick competitions at its X Games after a snowmobiler died in January following a crash.
And now an update to a story we first brought you 41 days ago: Caleb Moore is still dead.
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That article is horribly written:
"ESPN has decided to discontinue snowmobile and motocross trick competitions at its X Games after a snowmobiler died in January following a crash."
OK, so it's gone. No more snowmobile and/or motorcycle flipping.
"The event in which the fatal accident occurred wasn’t cut from the schedule while it remains under review."
Huh? What does this mean? It wasn't cut from the schedule? It remains under review? The first sentence said it's been discontinued.
"Snowmobile and moto X best trick competitions would no longer be staged, while officials are still reviewing whether to discontinue the snowmobile freestyle competition."
OK, so it's temporarily gone while officials continue to review it. This isn't news, they announced this decision a few days after the X-games fatality and they already scrubbed planned snowmobile flipping demonstrations at other events in Europe and elsewhere.
“This change reflects our decision to focus on motor sports disciplines which feature athletes who also compete in multiple, world-class competitions reflecting the highest degree of athlete participation, competitive development and the global nature of our X Games franchise,” ESPN said.
What the fuck does this even mean? You are cutting (or at least suspending) motor sports from X-games, but you've made a decision to focus on motor sports disciplines which feature athletes who can also compete in multiple events?
Here's another article about it. Sounds like they are canning the "best trick" events, but will likely keep other forms of snowmobiling and motocross.
It also sounds like ESPN lawyers wrote those quotes. Yeah, sure... you were thinking about discontinuing this event (which likely has the best ratings of any snowmobile event ever) before Caleb Moore killed himself on live TV. Right.
The Moto X Best Trick and Snowmobile Best Trick events at X Games are being discontinued, according to an ESPN statement released on Tuesday.
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