Back when I was still married and still had cable I used to follow the X Games. In fact, the only time I ever willingly turned on ESPN was to watch the X Games. Among the superstar athletes from those games who would go on to parlay that fame into merchandising (like video games) was Dave Mirra, who was the master of the BMX. Sadly I’ve just learned that Mirra committed suicide at 41.

Here’s a video of Dave Mirra at the height of his BMX career doing what he did best.

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