When I heard the news last July about Dan Atherton breaking his neck while riding dirt jumps near his house, I was sure that he would struggle to get back to a normal way of life, let alone pin his downhill bike down a hill at uncomfortably fast speeds. How wrong I was. Since then Dan has made an amazing recovery and not only has he come back from the brink, he has come back to a level of riding that most of us will never achieve in our own lifetimes. It was amazing to watch him battle with himself in the week of filming with him to overstep what he was comfortable with, to take his riding to an even higher level. He is a true inspiration and for those of you who need reminding to make every day count should look at what Dan has achieved in the past eight months. He has sent out a message that it is important to never give up and that anything is possible if you have the right attitude.
Dan’s section was shot in Queenstown, New Zealand in February of 2011.
Also if you missed the previous teasers:Brendan FaircloughBen Reid and Matti LehikoinenAaron GwinSam HillAndrew Neethling