Garbo is where all the excuses come out from athletes. My max heart rate, the dust, the partying...

Look now. What was your excuse again?
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Garbo is where all the excuses come out from athletes. My max heart rate, the dust, the partying... Look now. What was your excuse again?

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  • 326 3
 POD, POM & POY right there.. This guy gave it all I called him across the line, he collapsed with exhaustion and was laid on his back grabbing a well deserved breather. Only then did the ball drop and I realised what had just happened. Whistler Crankworx is the place of legends and for me this guy will be my hero for a very, very long time..
  • 40 1
 Really puts everything into perspective, especially when it comes to riding.
  • 41 0
 This is so inspiring, I know i'll still be doing what I love no matter what happens to me!
  • 22 0
 I have so much respect for guys like this who want to carry on riding, even with life threatening injuries. Just shows how good the sport really is! Smile
  • 28 2
 You know that saying, 'you can do anything you set your mind too.' Yeah, this guy just proved it.
  • 5 2
 god damn that would be hard to do! reminds me of douglas bader, if anyone knows who that is lol. so much respect for this guy!!!
  • 8 0
 I like to think I would use people like him as inspiration and motivation if anything happened to me. That track isn't easy at the best of times, a lot of respect here.
  • 24 86
flag mtb1stdegree (Aug 14, 2012 at 4:00) (Below Threshold)
 ride a hardtail and stick an rc4 on each leg
  • 13 2
 Hats off to this guy, but on a lighter note does he really need knee/shin pads?
  • 6 1
 This guy is one hell of a fuckin bad ass thats all I gotta say, I mean I work at a bike mountain and i've seen guys like this riding with one leg and another person with one arm and I think god nothin can stop these guys.....biking for life
  • 6 0
 This guy is the definition of determination...not only is he riding a bike, he's riding a DH bike, fast, and racing Garbonzo!
  • 6 0
 AlecMann, would you risk your who-knows-how-many-thousands-of-dollars-went-into-it leg if you could protect it with a pad that you wouldn't even feel? I wouldn't.
  • 18 2
 he should trick those legs out with kashima coating
  • 4 1
 After my first trip to Whistler I said I would go back every year until my legs fell off or I died. Looks like It's going to be the latter.
  • 2 6
flag tetopluz (Aug 14, 2012 at 10:16) (Below Threshold)
  • 11 0
 next time I stop riding because my back hurts or some other lame excuse, I'm gonna think of this guy and keep riding.
  • 1 0
 Well said bro
  • 3 0
 Riding flats like a bauwss
  • 1 4
 maybe not then....
  • 5 0
 yeah he also just competed in the whip off world champs.
  • 87 0
 saw one prosthesis "okay that would be quite possible. saw the second prosthesis "holy shit thats crazy, huuuge respect for keep doing what he loves"
  • 27 1
 Who sh*t! I just noticed what's not normal about this pic! Huge props towards this fellow!
  • 12 0
 Exactly what I thought.... If this is not truly inspirational then I don't know what is.
  • 82 0
 Pink bike you should do an interview with this guy , would be interesting story.
  • 4 0
 Well done to him and well said "bigburd"! A true insperation right there ladies and gentleman!
  • 23 0
 Adolfo Almarza from Chile. Not only keeps riding, he always hit every jump or gap no matter how big they are! www.pinkbike.com/photo/list/?date=all&text=almarza
  • 8 0
 thanks for posting this picture as well. pretty mindblowing. this picture amazes me
www.pinkbike.com/photo/7741710
i for one would really like a homepage interview with this guy, maybe we can make that happen PB?
  • 17 0
 wow, that's amazing.. respect.
  • 10 1
 Right on - people will overcome challenges. His legs could use a Kashima coating tan though.
  • 6 0
 As another disabled rider (no where near as extream as this) it makes me proper proud to be part of this sport, truly inspiring.
  • 8 1
 Grande Parafinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  • 4 0
 Holy crap though it was just one prosthetic leg, then I spotted the second Eek Mad props to this guy, if anything was to happen to me, I know I could look to this guy for inspiration.
  • 7 1
 When there is will, there is a way.
  • 5 1
 He might not have his lower legs but in my book, HE HAS HUGE BALLS! Respect Adolfo, keep on shredding!
  • 4 1
 Huge titanium balls at that no doubt Razz
  • 5 0
 Massively inspired And he's riding flats!
  • 2 0
 first my mind was blown because he is enough of a trooper to ride like a boss even though he is disabled and then i saw the flats and my jaw hit the floor. respect man. drive like that is the reason i ride.
  • 2 0
 Shit I did not even notice that , I assumed he was clipped because I could not firgure out how he keeps he feet on... wow
  • 1 0
 "doing what you love is the cornerstone to having abundance in your life" Pictures like this put a lot of things into perspective, I am sure he forgets completely about his disability and has shit eating grin while he is riding!!!
  • 5 0
 what a hero!
  • 5 0
 POD, and total respect.
  • 4 0
 And I just saw him hitting Whistlers big Crabapple Hits today!!! Legend!!!
  • 2 0
 this is what gets me stoked, after coming off a injury myself, i now want to ride again, and knowing there is a guy that has it worse than me still riding, so cool
  • 1 0
 At first I didn't see what was the point of this picture but then I stared at it for 5 minutes and thought to myself what a f*cking legend this guy must be...POY material right here...keep on riding crazy man Wink
  • 4 1
 qual sua desculpa para nao andar
  • 3 0
 POD fro sure.. Just for the inspiration this photo brings!
  • 5 1
 Total Legend!
  • 2 0
 Holy crap i only just noticed he's missing both legs! huge props to this guy!
  • 1 0
 Riding with bilateral transfemoral amputations must be a pretty wild ride... some pretty important muscles that attach on your pelvis and cross the knee. Way to go champ!
  • 1 0
 I am also a crippled rider although no where near him, mad respect and it gives me hope because I too may join him in the prosthetic world
  • 1 0
 The last chilean secret weapon Ready to rock; please tell The pros like Peat, Hill, Atherton, Minnar, etc. To The chilean rocket 'll Go for all them
  • 1 0
 Probably the most inspirational photo ever!! To all the pussys who don't race the garbo cause of lame excuses....... THIS GUY TRUMPED EVERYONE!
  • 1 0
 What a legend! Even though they lost two of their limbs, they loved Mountain biking so much, they carried on at it. I look up to people who are like that person.
  • 2 0
 is a machine! and from Chile showing that nothing is impossible!!!!
  • 10 34
flag trevor-attridge (Aug 14, 2012 at 0:04) (Below Threshold)
 With God*
  • 8 1
 There's always one isn't there :/
  • 3 5
 I make two :/
  • 1 7
flag ollies (Aug 14, 2012 at 10:21) (Below Threshold)
 Ya always 1 BADASS
  • 6 0
 why can't you just give the guy props without attributing to a higher being. WHY
  • 2 0
 Nothing is imposable and Great Respect to this guys
  • 2 0
 No lower legs and riding flats. HUGE RESPECT!
  • 2 0
 Should anodize the legs Kashima color.
  • 1 0
 First I looked it like, what the hell, picture of your front wheel. Then I looked again and got it.
  • 2 0
 chi chi chi le le le viva chileeeeeee! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 fair do's to him but doesnt anyone else think that maybe he might have prefered a whole shot of him riding be the POD?
  • 1 0
 Such an inspiring pic. Funny how a pic, that doesn't even show the top of the headtube, can become POD.
  • 1 0
 Don't get me wrong, this is amazing! But can you imagine getting a shinner and it not hurting? Sweet ride too, man.
  • 1 0
 major respect for this guy right here. takes alot of ccourage to do tat kind of stuff
  • 2 1
 So much respect towards this man.
  • 2 1
 We need a follow up to this,what a man
  • 1 0
 the description says it all!
  • 1 0
 This guy has got my full respect.
  • 1 0
 Alex Zanardi on a mountain bike. A BOSS.
  • 2 0
 Respect!
  • 1 0
 And i thought my sprsined ankle hurt, massive redpect to that dude
  • 2 0
 your a legend
  • 1 0
 Thats awesome major respect!
  • 1 0
 POD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Respect man! Truly inspirational.....KEEP ON RIDING !
  • 2 0
 Impossible is nothing
  • 1 0
 Inspirational. Well done mate. POD deserved.
  • 1 0
 I have just realised that it is BOTH legs... A L E G E N D !
  • 1 0
 Like a boss nothing can keep this guy out of the game. tup
  • 1 0
 Amazing!! That guy rocks!
  • 2 1
 grande parafina. piloto chileno que es un ejemplo para todos.
  • 1 0
 You only live once what a HERO
  • 1 0
 NICE! So much respect for that rider!
  • 1 0
 Unreal. Couldn't be more impressed.
  • 1 0
 Hats off.....

100% legend.
  • 1 0
 Fox making prostetics nowadays, awesome
  • 1 0
 Ejemplo a segui Grande parafaaa Smile
  • 1 0
 GRANDE WNO!!!!!!! SIGUE ASI!!!
  • 1 0
 WOW fair play, that is inspiration right there, POD, POM, POY
  • 1 0
 'Nuff said. Huge respect for this guy
  • 1 0
 im overwhlmed with a huge amount of respect and awe....
  • 1 0
 POD!!! Super inspirational!!!!
  • 2 1
 respect
  • 1 0
 live long!
  • 1 0
 Inspired!
  • 1 0
 What a boss.
  • 1 0
 Air Adapt!
  • 1 0
 big BOSS
  • 1 0
 soo cool!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Respect!!! Good on ya.
  • 1 0
 What a mint picture!
  • 1 0
 chilean rider
  • 1 0
 Long live riding!
  • 1 1
 Life is what you make of it, i get it now
  • 1 0
 SCIENCE
  • 1 0
 100% warrior!
  • 1 0
 Wow! and Re-Wow!
  • 1 0
 What a LAD!!!!
  • 1 0
 relentless
  • 1 0
 muito foda!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Respect
  • 1 0
 Guerreiro!
  • 1 0
 Whats your excuse?
  • 1 0
 OMG R E S P E C T !
  • 1 0
 RESPECT!!!!!
  • 1 0
 all Americans are shit
  • 1 0
 Clearly Ballin'
  • 1 0
 so inspiring
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