The greatest show on two wheels

Why would anyone attempt a backflip on a motorcycle on a snowy surface? Eric Neel seeks the answer at Winter X.

Updated: February 3, 2003, 12:43 PM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2 columnist

Editor's Note: Eric Neel isn't really an "extreme guy," but Page 2 sent the columnist to the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., to cover the event from an outsider's point of view. Here's his report from the final day of competition:

It's called Moto X Big Air, boys and girls.

Two snow ramps -- one 90 feet from the landing area, the other 50 feet away.

Motocross riders aboard bikes outfitted with steel-spiked tires throw themselves off the 90, climb for miles into the wild ...

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