Dr. Greg Wells Podcast #45: All about BMX, #TheLearningCurve and pushing the limits with Drew Bezanson
Published on September, 13th 2016
By Dr. Greg Wells
Hi everyone! We’re changing things up a little bit this week. I recently did a super cool project with RedBull.com on some of the science of BMX and slopestyle bike riding and the featured athlete in the segments is world-class rider Drew Bezanson. Drew and I had a great conversation here that covers learning to ride, overcoming your fears, how to recover after setbacks and ultimately how to follow your passion and your dreams.
Growing up in Truro, Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada meant long winters and seclusion from the rest of the BMX world for Drew Bezanson, but persistence and a genuine passion for riding to the best of his ability has certainly begun to pay off.
Drew is a natural on a BMX and probably spends more time on his bike than off. Among the many crown jewels in his trophy case are the 2010 and 2012 Transworld BMX NORA Cups for Ramp Rider of the year.
Since his breakout year in 2010, Drew has become renowned as one of the top BMX park riders in the world. Since 2011 it’s been quicker to tell you when he hasn’t been Simple Session champion, and he’s won several editions of the Baltic Games in Gdansk in typical flamboyant style.
Drew is all about sharing and collaborating too; he invited his elite BMX buds to come up to Toronto for a training session at the Joyride 150 bike park for the Red Bull Air Awareness Camp. The camp combined practising crazy new tricks with a vigorous training regime to help the riders achieve peak physical condition for the year ahead.
Drew’s success has seen him steadily begin to conquer the international stage; a solid performance at the X Games in Barcelona in 2013 saw him take sixth place, just behind Daniel Dhers, and a fifth place in Munich. Drew has also claimed the gold medal at Red Bull Framed Reactions in Amsterdam. 2014 afforded him a silver medal at the Austin X Games and 2015 the Simple Session title yet again, along with plenty of acclaim for his Uncontainable project.
Here are the links to the #TheLearningCurve series:
That’s it for this week. Thanks for listening and have a great week!
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