Video: Chris Akrigg – The Turning Point


The latest video in the continuing recovery of Chris Akrigg

For those of you who are still unfamiliar with stunter/trials rider/freestyle mountain biker Chris Akrigg, this is an update on Chris’s recovery from falling off a cliff. Literally. To follow him in chronological order, be sure to start with his famous video called A Hill In Spain that was released about a year and a half ago.

After his Hill-In-Spain video, Chris shattered his femur while filming a new video. The accident was very serious and Chris has had a long road back.

About four months ago, Chris gave us all a video update of his progress in his road to recovery video called Step by Step.

Now, a year after the accident Chris says, “One year ago i shattered my leg. The last twelve months have been hard work but i feel like its finally starting to pay off. I’m back on my bike having fun and i’m loving it…”

Not only his Chris back to rockin’ the bike, he is also shown doing quite a bit of rock climbing (with his Mongoose strapped to his back!) The rocky terrain is a great place to showcase both his physical and mental sharpness and one almost breathes a sigh of relief as Chris finally hits dirt at the 3:00 mark.

Congrats on your journey back to full strength, Chris! We at Mtbr are all big fans!

Film..Victor Lucas
Music..James Welsh
Edit…Chris Akrigg

For more info:

(here is the original crash video: “Not If, But When”)

(here is the 11:28 minute in-depth recovery video: “Mind Games”)

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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