Jim DeChamp attempted the frontflip at the X Games in the Staples Center on August 31, 2008 with some painful results that makes DeChamp either extremely brave or insane, maybe both. Check out the attempt from last year after the jump. Via
Ienatsch, Hill, Russell, Bestwick To Give Speech At Yale Today
In what might be considered the most shocking news of 2014 so far, Nick Ienatsch and Ken Hill are going to Yale. While some might think the Chief and Lead instructors at the newly revamped Yamaha Champions Riding School are getting in over their heads, the two are at Yale as lead presenters for “Excellence In Motion: What Motorcycle Racing Can Teach Us About Success,” which begins at 4pm (local time) today.
When put into context, their appearance at one of the nation’s top schools is understandable. Each has had their fair share of success aboard motorcycles, and they will be joined by two more champions on two-wheels, five-time Daytona 200 winner and 1993 World Superbike Champion Scott Russell, and Jamie Bestwick, an avid motorcyclist and winner of eight consecutive X-Games BMX Vert gold medals.
The panel will speak about what motorcycle racing has taught them about achieving their best and how it applies to everyone. They’ll speak about what drove them to put everything into being the best at their field, what it takes to succeed at the highest level, what sports can teach about success, and about transforming a passion into a career.
Excellence In Motion is open to the general public, and will be held at the Davenport College Common Room. Click on the flyer below or on this Yale link for more information.