They say you should start them young. For motorsports champ Travis Pastrana that meant mounting a Honda one-speed aged four and building jumps in his backyard.
Even as a kid, his love of riding was unparalleled. Childhood friend Jim DeChamp once said: “I would go ride [in Travis’ backyard] before school. I’d get back after school, he would have built new, bigger jumps. By the time I got off school the next day it would be 3 feet longer.”
It’s not surprising that he was only 16-years-old when he won the first ever gold at the X Games Moto X Freestyle event.