When Lindsay Currier broke her back in a mountain bike accident in Santa Cruz in 2008, her dreams were derailed. A novice downhill mountain biker who had recently discovered her love of competition, Currier, then 23, had to shift her life's direction.
Megan Zemny embraces danger. She's not afraid of bombing down treacherous mountain slopes, wearing a full-face helmet and body armor and risking broken bones -- it's all part of the sport she loves: downhill mountain biking.
MONTEREY—The final day of the 15th annual Sea Otter Classic showcased the talents of mountain bikers of all stripes — cross country, downhill and dirt jumpers. With the conclusion of Saturday’s professional road stage race, the focus for all athletes Sunday was squarely on the fat tire action.