liesl and i had a great time this past weekend at two days of the first ever moto x world championships. it was crazy hot in san diego this past weekend — 95 on saturday, 99 on sunday. but we were in the shade, so we survived.
here’s a couple pics. this first one isn’t very clear, but shows one of the hundred or so backflips we saw. the guy who won the trick competition did a freakin’ double back flip! this one is a guy doing a back flip over the 115-foot jump, and taking his legs off while the bike was upside down to do some crazy kind of extension thing. nuts.
this is a pic of ricky charmichael in the step-up competition (like a high jump, or pole-vaulting competition). charmichael was a first-time competitor in this event, and consistently went higher than everyone else. i think this jump was at 33 feet. at 35 feet, he was the only competitor to clear the height, but fell on his landing, so it didn’t count.