If you’re only going to know one thing about the American freerider, know this: He doesn’t like to blend into the crowd.
Many pro athletes don’t conform to what most of us would consider normal. There’s the unorthodox lifestyle of traveling and competing, the long hours spent honing their skill at pursuits we either file under “play” or “terrifying” (depending on the sport), and whatever innate qualities drive them from within.
Learn what makes pro mountain biker Jaxson Riddle’s engine run in this cut from Transition Bikes. And get ready for some curveballs: Riddle also swats some golf balls and rides moto (which is how he started with bikes) in the video.
Bonus: Get a taste of what’s to come at Red Bull Rampage this year on the sandstone steppes of Virgin, Utah.
Runtime: 5 minutes