Travis Pastrana: 199 Lives – Dust Bike Planet

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The life-style and thoughts boggling antics of Travis Pastrana as we all know it. Travis started driving bikes at 4 years previous and is now fairly presumably probably the most well-known individual ever to have mounted a dust bike. Travis Alan Pastrana has surprised, shocked and wowed his identify into the households of virtually each single dust bike rider alive at the moment, so in case you haven’t heard of him… the place have you ever been hiding?!

What makes Travis Pastrana so particular and revered? And why is he such an enormous icon within the dust bike world? What strikes me about Travis is how lighthearted, pleasant and easygoing he’s. He’s at all times smiling and all he actually appears to care about is having enjoyable (whereas pulling of ridiculously harmful stunts). He comes throughout as being fairly goofy and nearly silly generally, however though he might have just a few screws unfastened, he definitely ain’t dumb. Graduating with a 4.0 common from Maryland College and operating his personal actuality t.v present, Nitro Circus, are amongst different accomplishments of his.

Household and buddies of his say that he likes to push himself past what he thinks his personal limits are, that he lives for the ‘proper now’ and ‘the second’, and that he’s at all times out to have an excellent time, even when it kills him. And if you realize about solely half of the accidents Travis Pastrana has been concerned in, you’ll know the way fortunate he’s to nonetheless be strolling, not to mention nonetheless be alive!

In 1998 when Travis was simply 14 and already the perfect freestyle motocrosser on the earth, he got here up quick on a 120ft bounce on the Tripple Crown occasion in Lake Havasu. He landed so laborious that he separated his backbone from his pelvis (ouch) which put him in a coma for two weeks, and a wheelchair for the next 3 months. 1 12 months later he would go on to win the primary ever freestyle motocross occasion on the X Video games.

On June tenth 2003, Travis Pastrana narrowly and freakishly averted The Grim Reaper after a critical automobile accident that left another person paralyzed. After assembly some new individuals out at dinner that night time in Annapolis, Travis supplied to take considered one of them, Matt Bigos, for a trip in his Corvette. Though he hadn’t been consuming, Travis at age 19 and with a necessity for pace supposedly misplaced management of his automobile at over 100 miles p/hour and disintegrated his automobile over an oak tree. Travis wasn’t carrying a seat belt and was thrown from the flipped automobile, miraculously sustaining solely minor wounds to his hand. Matt wasn’t so fortunate, trapped and crushed within the passenger facet along with his seat belt on, he was lower free and informed by docs he would by no means stroll once more. Properly Matt, being an athlete, did stroll and compete once more, however Travis has needed to reside with the ache of realizing he triggered this accident.

Another accidents Travis Pastrana has sustained to this point all through his dust bike profession are… a damaged collarbone, torn ACL in his left knee, damaged tibia, damaged fibula, surgical procedure on his shoulder, wrists and elbow, 9 surgical procedures in his left knee, 8 in his proper knee, 2 on his again, 1 on his thumb, a number of concussions, and as he says, so many extra damaged bones he can’t keep in mind. Phew! And I believed I had my justifiable share with solely two damaged arms! In order you possibly can see he’s properly accustomed to ache. At 16 he gained the US MX Championship although all through the season he needed to race with a damaged thumb, wrist and ankle.

It appears the craziness runs within the household although. Travis’s dad Robert Pastrana, a local Puerto Rican is an ex US Marine Corp and each he and Travis’s mother used to trip bikes. Travis even managed to get them to attempt flipping a motorcycle into his foam pit. After Robert did it, his mother jumped on the entrance of a motorcycle with Mad Mike Jones and ended up breaking her again whereas touchdown the flip. Can anybody say, Nuts?!

The froth pit that he makes use of to apply and excellent his aerial tips, is only one of many setups Travis Pastrana has at his house. He additionally has his personal Motocross monitor, supercross monitor, freestyle park, indoor BMX park, a pit bike monitor and just about all the pieces else a younger bloke may ever presumably need together with round 50 bikes in his storage. J.E.A.L.O.U.S.

T.P likes to race and loves motocross. He was 5 occasions Nationwide Newbie Champion and turned professional on the younger age of 16 when he gained the AMA 125cc Nationwide Champs. He additionally grew to become the youngest individual within the US to be chosen for the Motocross of Nations. After which he gained the 125cc East Coast Supercross Championship in 2001 – each on a Suzuki with the quantity 199. #199, like Suzuki, has caught with and turn into synonymous with Travis Pastrana.

However it’s by freestyle MX that Travis has turn into so well-known. He was world freestyle champion at 14 and claimed the gold medal within the first ever X Video games freestyle occasion in 1999 with the very best ever run rating of 99 factors. He was so amped about his win that he jumped his bike into San Francisco Bay giving the authorities purpose to arrest and positive him. Within the following X Video games he has gained gold in 2000, 2001, 2003, silver in 2004, gold in 2005 and gained 3 golds in 2006 for freestyle, greatest trick and rally automobile. This was the place Travis efficiently pulled off his double again flip and scored a 98.6 for greatest trick. And in accordance with him, there’s not sufficient cash on the earth for him to attempt that once more… there’s nothing extra to show.

In 2006 he switched his focus to what he considers a comparatively protected sport, rally automobile racing. Sponsored by Subaru, he has podium finishes in numerous rally competitions around the globe and has indulged in some spectacular crashes together with this one…

I suppose after you’ve rolled your first automobile at age 10 it doesn’t actually seem to be that large of a deal anymore!
It’s nearly as if all of these loopy shenanigans doesn’t get his blood pumping sufficient although. He’s now tempting destiny throughout the demise defying world of sky diving and base leaping. You could have seen him on his Nitro Circus movies launching himself into the Grand Canyon or leaping out of a aircraft with no parachute. It’s wonderful to assume how somebody can reside life to date out on the sting and preserve dishonest demise time and again. What’s subsequent for Travis Pastrana and the way lengthy will it’s earlier than he bites the mud? Properly, I personally hope he’ll proceed to awe and encourage us for a very long time but, and I can’t think about his perspective on life will change a lot in a rush both.

It’s wonderful to assume how somebody can reside life to date out on the sting and preserve dishonest demise time and again. What’s subsequent for Travis Pastrana and the way lengthy will it’s earlier than he bites the mud? Properly, I personally hope he’ll proceed to awe and encourage us for a very long time but, and I can’t think about his perspective on life will change a lot in a rush both.

If a cat has 9 lives, and T.P has 199… let’s simply hope that he hasn’t used too a lot of them up already.

Full Title: Travis Alan Pastrana
D.O.B: 08/10/83
House City: Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A
Nationwide MX/SX #: #199
Peak: 6′ 1″

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