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Bikes Over Baghdad

Photograph By Andrew Hetherington for ESPN The Magazine

Last year, Chad Kagy missed his only Bikes Over Baghdad tour after breaking his femur competing in Big Air at the X Games. So flatland rider Scott Powell was added to the lineup in his absence. "He adds to much to the shows," says BOB creator Christian Schauff. "He can bring his bike and ride anywhere, no ramps needed." At the flight line, Powell finds his own private stage and balances a backwards rocket nose wheelie for the camera.