Paul Basagoitia Learns To Walk Again - The Inside Line Podcast
By Vital MTB
Vital MTB's Brandon Turman is joined by none other than Paul Basagoitia for the next episode of Vital MTB's Inside Line podcast.It took just a few short years for Paul "Bas" to become a freeride mountain bike icon. His entrance into the sport was explosive as he went from unheard of to a household name in the time it took to tail whip the finish drop at Crankworx in 2004. In that moment and over the next handful of years Paul would go on to essentially flip the script on slopestyle, opening riders eyes to a new world of possibilities.In 2015, Paul suffered a devastating spinal cord injury while competing at Red Bull Rampage, and over the past 3.5 years he has forged ahead on a truly remarkable, inspirational path to recovery.That brings us to today. Paul and Brandon were posted up in Telluride, Colorado – home of the Mountainfilm Festival and decades of mountain bike history – where his new film, "Any One of Us" premiered.Brandon is honored to call Paul a friend, and was excited and a bit overwhelmed to be having this conversation. It's been a long time coming.