A few years back, professional mountain biker Paul Basagoitia suffered a nasty accident that resulted in a bad spinal injury. For a time, it looked like he might not walk again, let alone ride. After an intense medical procedure, and months of therapy and rehabilitation, he was able to regain his ability move, along with his athletic prowess. But, along the way, he also regained a love for mountain biking, not just as a job and in competition, but for the simple joy of riding. Instrumental in that rekindling of his passion for the sport was the trails and settings around Crested Butte, Colorado—one of the absolute best places to ride anywhere in the world. Here, you’ll learn about Paul’s story and see his reemergence as a top rider.
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