Ryan Leech has ridden mountain bikes professionally for over sixteen years now; over that time he has been responsible for creating a whole new style of trials mountain biking, performing live in front of tens of thousands of fans and pushing the boundaries of what was considered possible on a bike.
The second in the "Why?" series exploring questions within the bike industry, this short documentary was created as a companion piece to Ryan's article, "The Cons Of Being Pro", in which he discusses the pressures involved in performing at such a high level, how they can affect an athlete's perception of themselves and how they could change.
See "Why #1: Dan Gronross" here: vimeo.com/42014522
Read Ryan's original article here: ryanleech.com/2012/11/07/the-cons-of-being-pro-the-inner-worlds-of-professional-athletes/
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