Professional stunt rider Travis Pastrana has suffered from 90 broken bones and 25 concussions during his career. But that didn’t stop him from setting a world record in one of his most magnificent stunts, by performing a flawless backflip between two barges on London’s Thames river on his motorbike.
In addition to the daunting 75-foot gap between the two barges floating in front of London’s famous O2 Arena, Pastrana also had to brave high winds and rain for his fearless feat, captured in the video above.
The last biker to attempt a similar stunt was Mike Metzger, who ended up fracturing his spine while trying to backflip between two barges at Long Beach harbour in Los Angeles. Eleven years later, Pastrana pulled it off perfectly. His prior experience in jumping out of planes and other crazy antics probably helped.