Sometimes you think you’re going to die… and it’s written all over your face. And when that moment comes, you better hope nobody is standing nearby with a camera.
Top: This photo, captured by HN’s friend Gretchen Pelham at Rolex 2006, proves that everybody — even the tippy-toppest riders — have moments where it’s less about smiling for the camera and more about staying alive.
Now, for some reader submissions! (Names have been omitted to protect the guilty.)
And one more from Gretchen to finish it out. There’s no telling WHAT is going on behind this rider’s pinney!
Thanks to everyone who shared. Have an “Oh Crap” video or photo that’s just TOO GOOD to keep to yourself? Email it to [email protected].