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the guy kills it on a mt bike, was the canadian national bmx champ at one point, and is always popping up in ski mag photos.
http://home.mindspring.com/~mtbbrian/Schley.jpg http://www.portfolios.com/Pics/money/money_19_p.JPG http://www.nsmb.com/images/shore_news/rampage02/schley_tweak.jpghttp://www.viewpointswest.com/ImageFiles/G_Lifestyles/0266.jpg
03-19-2004, 06:20 AM
Isn't this guy also a pro snowboarder/competitive mountainbiker?
I remember him riding films like Ride to the Hills etc.
Some video clips (did a quick google search):
It's easy to see the connection between the sports..the only thing I really wonder is that how these kind of guys' bodies can take all the abuse, year round!???
03-19-2004, 08:01 AM
i think South Lake Tahoe's Shaun Palmer can definitely be categorized as a successful crossover athlete. i think i remember one year he even won the X-Games SkierX... and his background is in snowboarding.
03-19-2004, 10:54 AM
Richie should move to Utah, he would fit in just fine. (and could train in Virgin for the Rampage year around)
03-19-2004, 11:21 AM
what about will burks? doesnt he tear it up on a bike as well?
not sure on will burks actually.
brett tippie is a founding freerider though and was also a pro snowboarder.
I hear palmer was even talking smack about making a 250 main....
edit just checked his site, looks like he has an AMA DNF to his credit. still pretty impressive really.
The Reverend Floater
03-19-2004, 03:25 PM
Will is a big MX guy, yes.
Our own str8line is not to be trifled with on two wheels, from what I hear. He's okay on boards, too. ;)
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