>Pro BMX biker Dave Mirra, who was one of the most decorated athletes in X Games history, was found dead Thursday of an apparent suicide. He was 41.
Really bummed out about it, he was the man. He was racing triathlons for the last few years and was insanely fast.
In BMX there is a dynamic where a lot of riders don't respect the big time contest riders, but everyone no matter what segment they came from or what they aspired to be had huge respect for Mirra, definitely one of the best to ever do it. RIP
I am legitimately saddened by this news. Mirra was a hero of mine while growing up and bmx was my only outlet for fun. Mirra inspired me to keep pushing myself and trying new things. The 1st x games was when I was like 12 and I had bmx track and a skate park near my house that I would ride everyday. Kind of hits me hard when a living legend is lost.