It’s Australian rider Josh Sheehan’s first season in the International Freestyle Motocross Federation, but he’s making a big impact, winning multiple back-to-back events this season and owning tricks such as the Ruler Flip. These photos were snapped as he did some off-season practicing at home in Donnybrook before undergoing surgery that’s coming as the result of two dislocations this year. Away from the stadium, these photos uniquely capture the serene nature of a top-flight athlete just doing what he does best.

Photos: Mark Watson

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