Xavier de la Rue is known by his peers as one of the best all mountain riders of all time. Time Line Films gets a peek into his mind to see what drives him to push the boundaries, particularly in his struggle to accept the risks of his career despite wanting to be a responsible father to his 6 year old daughter.
This is the lifelong dilemma of any adventurer. There are risks in everything we do — whether it be cycling to work, bombing it in the back country, or sitting in front of a screen and letting the soul die slowly. The question is not how much risk are we willing to take, but instead, what are the consequences of playing it safe. While some fear the risks of going outside, chances are, if you’re reading this, you know that the greater risk is staying inside and not living.