BMX has been quite the hot topic on Bleacher Report lately, and especially within the Bleacher Report action sports community.
There is just something about action sports that is so incredibly captivating and exciting.
I have to give credit where credit is due; All the riders, skaters and fans really form quite an admirable and tight-knit community, and it’s something that is felt not only within the sports themselves but also within our site.
In that spirit, and with the X Games in full gear, I think it’s important to highlight accomplishments within the community that may not be under the full bright lights of TV coverage that the X Games get.
Jon Faure of OldGuysWhoRide has acquired another claim to fame, just 12 days before his 47th birthday. Faure set the record for being the oldest rider to clear the 50-foot gap on the Mega Ramp at Woodward West.
Now before we go any further, let me personally admit that I have no idea if I could ever even come close to this accomplishment, so all the respect and admiration in the world goes out to Faure.
I can barely ride my bike down the street without falling and biting a few times, let alone up a ramp and over a 50-foot span of deck, so the fact that Faure even had the guts to do that was quite an accomplishment.
Doing it was a far greater accomplishment, and that is why we are bringing you this video!
Like I said, I would be proud of myself for climbing up a bunk bed without falling and absolutely wrecking myself.
Enjoy the video…and enjoy the X games!
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