Leap of faith

Pas­trana jumps Thames

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

For­mer mo­tocross cham­pion and cur­rent NASCAR racer Travis Pas­trana com­pleted a stunt many had thought im­pos­si­ble when he back­flipped while jump­ing a 75ft gap be­tween two barges on the Thames. Pas­trana had just 150 feet to ac­cel­er­ate across the gap and just 36 feet to pull him­self up on the other side or else he’d have taken an undig­ni­fied dip. This is the first time any­one has tried such a stunt in 11 years – last time around MX rider Mike Met­zger frac­tured two ver­te­brae at­tempt­ing some­thing sim­i­lar. Pas­trana will be tour­ing Europe in Novem­ber and De­cem­ber as part of his Ni­tro Cir­cus live stunt show.

Pas­trana man­ages to stay dry

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