TravisPastrana is the most celebrated freestyle motocross rider in the world. At 14, he was the youngest World Freestyle Motocross champion, and at 17 was the youngest rider ever to represent Team USA in the Motocross des Nations. He is the only rider ever to perform a double backflip on a dirt bike, and in October 2006, at 23, became the youngest American Rally Car champion in the sport's long history. He still lives in Davidsonville, MD, five miles from the home he grew up in.
Alyssa Roenigk is an editor at ESPN The Magazine. While covering action sports for the magazine and EXPN.com, she's committed countless acts of recklessness, not least of which was jumping a go-kart into Pastrana's foam pit. A Floridian at heart and a Pennsylvanian by birth, she now lives in New York City, but spends little time at home.
Big Jump: The Tao of Travis Pastranaby Travis Pastrana, Alyssa Roenigk
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Travis Pastrana, the most celebrated freestyle motocross rider in the world, knows no bounds. In 1999 he celebrated his first X Games gold by launching his bike into San Francisco Bay. Three years later, he rode straight into the Grand Canyon. On purpose.
In The Big Jump: The Tao of Travis Pastrana, he makes his biggest leap yet, revealing for the first time the methods (and madness) that fuel his amazing feats. At 14 Pastrana was the youngest World Freestyle Motocross champion. At 17 he was the youngest racer ever to represent Team USA in the Motocross des Nations. Each of The Big Jump's chapters builds toward another breathtaking accomplishment, ending with the "impossible" double backflip during X Games 12 that brought Pastrana not just gold but certified legend status.
With a foreword by Mat Hoffman, the godfather of BMX, The Big Jump is a fuel-injected ride into the mind and heart of Travis Pastrana.
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