If you said Ricky James was simply “passionate” about motocross racing, that’d probably be the biggest understatement of your life. After Ricky, age 18, became unable to walk for the rest of his life (after he skidded out on his bike in 2005, breaking his back at the T6/7 level) he didn’t go back into racing right away. I mean…who would blame him? But now he’s planning to ride in the BAJA 1000! A 1000 mile race from Tijuana to La Paz.
To ride, he’s created a nbike outfitted with hand controls, a modified seat, and a cage to protect his legs (and to keep his legs on the bike).