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The Big Jump: The Tao of Travis Pastrana [Hardcover]

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Travis Pastrana, the most celebrated freestyle motocross rider in the world, knows no bounds. In 1999 he celebrated his first X Games gold by launching his bike into San Francisco Bay. Three years later, he rode straight into the Grand Canyon. On purpose.In The Big Jump: The Tao of Travis Pastrana, he makes his biggest leap yet, revealing for the first time the methods (and madness) that fuel his amazing feats. At 14 Pastrana was the youngest World Freestyle Motocross champion. At 17 he was the youngest racer ever to represent Team USA in the Motocross des Nations. Each of The Big Jump's chapters builds toward another breathtaking accomplishment, ending with the "impossible" double backflip during X Games 12 that brought Pastrana not just gold but certified legend status.With a foreword by Mat Hoffman, the godfather of BMX, The Big Jump is a fuel-injected ride into the mind and heart of Travis Pastrana.

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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.2" Width: 8.2" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2007
Publisher   ESPN
ISBN  1933060328  
ISBN13  9781933060323  

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1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Automotive > Racing
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Informative Biography   Jan 15, 2008
If you have ever read any of Travis Pastrana's articles written in the old Racer X column he had, you would know of his ability to make you feel as though you are right in the heart of the story being told. The same holds true with this book. He brings you right in with vivid descriptions and details that are easily understood by the average everyday person and yet belies an attention the to english language that is quite comprehensive. I thoroughly enjoyed this book as well as my husband, his riding buddies and racing buddies and the kids in our family as well. I would definitly give it to anyone considering riding/racing or any other adventure. It's not about the sport/adventure it about taking the chance!!
Very interesting!  Dec 29, 2007
I sat down and read the book cover to cover. It's a great read for every age.
I purchased this for my son who is a freestyler, and not one to read books, but he enjoyed (and read) the book cover to cover. Great photography, interesting text, and a fantastic insight into Travis Pastrana.
heck yeah  Aug 29, 2007
This book is written very much in Pastrana's own voice, which leads it to be not only personal at times, but also hilarious. Actually some of my favorite parts of the book were the little notes on the side either from Travis himself or his friends/colleagues/parents. It gives readers a view of what its like living his life, something I certainly don't envy.

He covers everything from his beginnings in racing, his schooling, his injuries, the many wild stunts he has done and more. If you are a fan its a must read, even if you're not its entertainment value makes it worthwhile.
Amazing Book That I Didnt Put Down  Aug 25, 2007
This book was amazing, very well written and i didnt put it down after i picked it up! I read the entire thing in a night, it was a very good read, but i felt like there werer parts when he was braggin about himself. But all in all i strongly recommend this book to anyone who likes motocross or xtreme sports.

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