This is a small insight into the difficulty of being a distance jumper. You need people on your side. Doing it all alone is just impossibly difficult. Without money and resources, you are relegated, like Bird, to living in your van by the ramps in the desert. Jumping is a hard life. It can only work with a network of hard-working and influential people who believe in you and have plenty of resources.
Freestyle has the money behind it. Distance does not. With freestyle, you almost don't even need to bring your own bike. With distance, you need everything. With freestyle, many jumping tours worldwide are already in place. Venues are booked far in advance. TV, marketing, sponsors are already locked in. Everybody is afraid of distance. It could be so great.
: The comments below the article are a
: Someone claiming to be a dyslexic Bird is
: talking smack, and gets shot down by someone
: named Toes(?).
: The picture in the article is one of those
: weird panoramic/stretch shots, so it's hard
: to tell from just that.
: Looking forward to the DVD.
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