On Thursday, the city of Prague was engulfed by smoke, burning to the ground just a mere two days before the tenth annual Gladiator Games was set to take place. Actually, the city's just fine and un-charred, but young FMX ripper Petr Pilat's foam pit is no longer with us. During Chuck Carothers' last day of perfecting his Harley Davidson flip into Pilat's foam pit, the Fire God decided to pay a visit, turning a simple spark between the bike and the foam into a full-blown raging fire.
I was set to post photos of the fire the same day, but as I was posting it a representative from Harley Davidson sat down next to me in the hotel lobby and asked me not to post anything until the jump was over. I don't really understand the reasoning for this, but I honored his request, but now we're cleared. Supposedly the Mayor of Prague, who's a big FMX fan, offered to re-build Pilat's foam pit. Pretty crazy, huh?