Video: Biker Hucks Backflip During Downhill Race

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What do you do when you know you can’t win a race? Well, if you’re Carson Storch, you huck a massive backflip right in the middle of the racecourse.

Storch, a 20-year-old team rider for Diamondback, threw down this huge trick right in the middle of the Sea Otter Classic downhill race last weekend.

“I knew I couldn’t win the Sea Otter [downhill] race so I decided to improvise,” Storch reported on Facebook. Well done, sir. Well done. —Sean McCoy

Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.