It’s often said that 10,000 hours of practice is required to become a master in any field. Well in this case, our man Drew is trying to do it in only 2, just before his first official contest run at 26 Trix in Austria following a shoulder injury that knocked him out of the Swatch Rocket Air event before even getting started…

With a hectic schedule split between BMX contests and his slopestyle endeavors, Drew’s frustrations begin to boil as he battles with the extremes of going from a 4th place finish at X-Games on his BMX, to a less-than-stellar finish in his first recognized slopestyle contest.

“I knew it was going to be a ton of work to make it to Red Bull Joyride, and it’s till going to be a ton of work but do I still think it’s possible? Yes, I still think it’s very possible… did I underestimate it? Sure, f*** yes I did!” – Drew Bezanson

Despite the frustrations, Drew’s blind optimism begins to pay off when he takes on the Swatch Prime Line event in next week’s episode.

The Learning Curve is a six-part series released every Monday that captures the high-fives, tumbling lows and humbling experience of Drew Bezanson’s first season on the FMB World Tour of slopestyle mountain biking as he attempts to earn a spot at Red Bull Joyride on Sunday, August 21st.

Tune into Red Bull Joyride live on Red Bull TV on August 21st to see the conclusion of Drew Bezanson’s journey.