When that happened to James Marshall, and then Ernesto Fonseca I almost busted into tears man. They had it all dude, and in a split second something f ed up and there it went out the window. Then my teammate Jon Taylor got paralyzed. It was a major reality check for me. I have come inches before death before but I guess I never though that would happen again. After what happened to those three terrific riders my own career was in question. My parents wanted me to quit racing while I was still ahead, and honestly, I almost wanted to myself. There is no shame in quiting, I mean, the percent of risk we take every time we ride is enormous. It would make the biggest baddest football player shit his pants if he jumped a 50 foot double. But, I decided to pursue my dream in the hopes of I could continue their careers in my heart.