Mike "Rooftop" Escamilla (@mikeescamilla) — The Most Interesting Dad in The World.................... Stuntman, Tv Host, Pro Bmx Bike rider, Dad, Dude #BeTheAdventure
Can anyone guess what I’m pondering? Best comment wins a virtual high 5! And good luck till Friday. Sorry that’s all I’m allowed to hand out in Luck days. #betheadventure#thoughts#photography#rugged#outdoors#travel#dude photo @kylecamerer on the @theflashtruck check him out to have him come to you!
Always good to get outside - honestly I hear a lot of people saying how terrible @losangeles_city is - but it has everything, this is 50 minutes from Downtown La - and I could be surfing in under 2 hours if it was on the menu. Fun day playing in the snow with #lunaberlin and Lucy girl - check my story for more pics #betheadventure#snow#losangeles#dog#dad#daughter
I’ve had a few days to think about posting about this-I’ve decided to share a few thoughts-On Sunday driving down the Mountian a flatbed Tow truck that was a couple cars in front of us lost his brakes & took off down the Mountian - trying desperately to keep it on the road as it sped out of control farther away it finally disappeared around a 90 degree turn, we got to the turn about 8 seconds after it did, it had flown off the road, into a ravine about 30 ft down but the truck had flown a couple 100 ft from where it looked to have left the road.I as well as others from other cars rushed down the hillside to help,out of habit I grabbed my @gopro and @unchartedsupplyco survival bag out of my truck & headed down the embankment-Gopro in my mouth filming.The driver was awake and asking for help and clearly in pain. Door was jammed though, we climbed on the crushed engine to pull off the windshield,which revealed 4 others in the cab as well.One which was in serious condition, at this point my hands are cut from pulling the windshield & I’m bleeding all over myself, right about this time We noticed the engine really starting to smoke, we broke open a side box on the truck and found a extinguisher and We proceeded to hopefully snuff out anything that could of ignited the leaking gas. We finally got the door open which allowed for the driver & 2 others that were uninjured to get out. We exhausted all of my medical supplies I had in both kits in my car. - we tried give the others stuck in the car as much attention as possible until the first responders showed up. - when they began to pull up I ran to my car to move it to make room and realized there was nothing else to do there accept be in the way so I decided to leave.Everyone who stopped to help in those first few cars where so helpful, calm and worked so well together. It was reassuring to see a bunch of strangers put themselves in danger to help others who needed it so bad. I looked up the accident later that evening & learned that 2 people were airlifted out in critical condition but havent been able to find an update.Here & my story you can see a few screen grabs of moments that arent to Graphic from the scene.
Happy Birthday to the great @condorbmx - We known each other for a lot of years, from me having an entire wall in high school of just you, to me calling you when I broke my leg and you chatted with me, a kid you didn’t know for like 30 minutes, to meeting you in OKC In September of 93, you coaching me through my first backflip with no mats in sept 94, which you said “well I’m right here so you still have a mat” to riding for you and @hoffmanbikes in January of 95. We have traveled all over the world together, been in video games together, jumped out of planes together, shared ridiculous stunt concepts only you and I looked at as normal. We gotten hurt together, been broke off together, woke up in the morning with back pain together . And most importantly we are still laughing together. Happy Birthday man - the world is a bigger place because what you have brought to it, how you have challenged yourself and others to see potential in the way you view our world. You are stubborn, your are a visionary, you have a terrible sense of humor, you are the spark for an entire sport and generation of Bmxers..........you are my friend. Here’s to more laughs, no more scary doubles routines, and maybe a few rocket queens and toadstools. See you soon man. #betheadventure#mathoffman#hbd#legend#bmx#vert#badjokes this photo is from January 1994 at the Moreno Valley Bicycle stunt series contest.