Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
- Author(s): Pye, Joseph Justin
- et al.
The dirtbiking world is a fast paced adrenaline frenzy for pros, enthusiasts and fans alike. When not on the course, daily life for some riders is a far cry from the crowd stirring feats for which they are known.
Smashley is 22 and known for her dirtbike flips, but it was a leisure ride down a hill that nearly took her life before she even began stunt riding. After she recovered from multiple severe injuries, she told a friend she wanted to stunt with him. She says she’ll never stop riding.