“The rock and roll star must die,” is the song in one of the songs of the Spleen group. After death, an ordinary star will become a real legend. Partly the same, as stated in the song, the “axiom” applies to sports, especially to its extreme varieties.
On Thursday, February 4, 2016, extreme cyclist Dave Mirra became a legend. The body of the famous biker was found in his own van in the area where he allegedly visited friends. Death came from a gunshot wound, which, according to the police, the 41-year-old athlete inflicted on himself.
Dave Mirra was born in a small provincial town of Chittenango in the state of New York in an average working American family. Mirra was the second child and grew up with an older brother named Tim. The boys knew the bitterness of the loss early, because when Dave was only four years old, his parents divorced – his mother left the family. The guys remained in the care of their father. Continue reading
Base jumping – jumping from high-altitude objects of artificial or natural origin using a special parachute (English B.A.S.E jumping).
Base jumpers are people doing this kind of extreme jumping.
The basis of base jumping is, of course, the traditional parachuting.
Base jumping (base-jumping) is the most dangerous form of extreme sports. The price of error is life.
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It is not an exaggeration to say that fear is one of the most dangerous enemies of man, and the question of how to overcome fear is one of the oldest questions. It would seem nonsense. After all, a sense of fear, on the contrary, is designed to protect a person from falling into dangerous situations. And when it comes to primitive existence, it worked. Therefore, fear arose in the process of evolution.
But the further a person moved away from the primitive society according to the time line, the less fear performed its protective functions. Indeed, real dangers became less and less, and fears were, and remained, becoming more and Continue reading