It’s always a bummer hearing about a rider that has had a nasty fall and landed a spot in the hospital. This time around Shawn Real took a bad crash after his fork snapped (photo below) clean off, sending him tumbling and breaking a couple of vertebrae’s in his back. You can get the full details and donate over on the GoFundMe page that has been setup. If you can afford to pitch in a few bucks, that’s great. If not, at least help spread the word since that can go a long way, too.
Below you can find a feature on Shawn that DIG ran a little while back to give you some more insight into just what kind of a guy he is.
“After his years in Greenville Shawn found himself moving up to Long Island for work for six months or so, and he coincidentally moved to the same town where myself and Russ Barone live. After meeting Russ and the other dudes he continued to ride with all them, but mainly stuck to street and park. Thinking he wouldn’t be interested, It wasn’t until a year or so later that Russ told him about the trails… but little did he know that Shawn grew up racing and riding jumps. Since he’s been coming down to the trails and since I met him, I’ve learned a lot about this individual who I can now call a true friend. Shawn is a stand up human and one hell of a fucking ripper. I wanted to put this edit together of him cause i hate when i see people of this talent get little or no recognition from the BMX world. So sit back, enjoy, and recognize.
Filmed and edited by Keith Terra” – DIG
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