I think there’s a general lack of knowledge surrounding the actual life of pro skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, and a lot more of the more ‘extreme’ sports. At least I’ve never really been aware of what goes on in their lives…
Fortunately, professional mountain bike racer and Pinkbike Academy star Evan Wall has given us a little peak into what his life is generally like. His comment around the six minute 20 second mark about how pro mountain bikers are very accessible stuck out to me the most. It wasn’t much of a surprise to hear that he thought that, but I’m glad the pros see that as a positive thing.
It was also definitely interesting, as someone who hasn’t done a ton of mountain biking, to hear about the drills that Wall uses to train. All together, this video is packed with interesting information and comments. Also, they reference Shane McConkey at the end, and that makes it an instant A+ video in my book.
Image Credit: Jeff-Kendall-Weed