Annul – Indian Slum Kid Becomes Insane BMX Champ

Whilst the title of this video seems like Clickbait, this is a great story. I never knew of any flatlanders in India until today. Meet Annul:

“A pizza delivery boy who was thrown out onto the streets by his father has become one of India’s best known BMX champions. Growing up in the slums of Mumbai, India, 26-year-old Annul Pale had a passion for cycling from his early days and developed an interest in BMX after watching the stunts on a sports channel. After experimenting with skateboarding and b-boying, Anul got into BMX stunt riding in 2005 and has since won numerous championships and even appeared in a movie.”

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  1. I can relate to India somewhat, as my homeland of Mauritius is over %50 Hindu. The lifestyle is very similar and or the same, depending on the various nationalities. When I went back home, I had to take my bike, as I made a pact I’d return after our first time back in ’84. I rode some locals bikes, no pegs, nothing lol. In that year there was pretty much no coverage of flat, let alone any in Bmx. What I experienced then is etched in my memory as it was in 2002 & twice in 2004. The locals are mainly into soccer and rugby, so it was a new thing to witness flat. I was mobbed and had about 40 kids come to where I was staying, wanting to see me ride. I was offered to do shows for Redbull, but after being robbed at knife point, & assaulted, it traumatised me so profoundly. They were often watching me ride in the local carpark. I was mobbed there to. Now, enough about me lol. I hope Annul somehow can make something of flat, especially that opportunities are hard to come by. He sure spins super fast. Good luck Annul.

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