If you haven't seen the X-Games video of Travis Pastrana's double backflip, it's a must see. Yes, I said 'double backflip' -- on a motorcycle. When you click on the video link you'll need to click into the video site and then watch a 30-second commercial (of course), but it is well worth the wait.
I am in complete awe. Way to go Travis!
Then, he came back the next day to win the first-ever X-Games rally - but only because rally legend Colin McRae flipped the car on the final jump right in front of the crowd. He landed on all four wheels and drove to the finish line, just missing the gold. Pastrana's run was a good one, but McRae put on a clinic of how to drive a rally car.
Even Travis was amazed by Colin's run telling the cameras, "Dude, Colin McRae is a god. He rolled the car and I don't think he lost any time. The guy's amazing."
But Colin did lose time during the roll so instead of winning by a second or so, he got the silver medal by fractions of a second. But, that is why you have the event, because anything can happen - and it did. It was certainly a thrill for everyone watching.
X-Games continue today, but I'm not sure anything will be able to top Travis' double backflip. Then again, he's going for 2 more medals so you never know.
Just a little tidbit for today. Thanks for stopping by.