Yesterday, we published a short interview with Dave’s friend (HERE), who believed Mirra had had all the reasons to keep on living. But as it turns out from other interviews, the legend of the cycling world really struggled. The website TMZ.com spoke to another of Dave’s close friends and revealed Mirra had troubles trying to fill the void his finished BMX career had left.
He replaced it with introducing kids in Greenville, North Carolina to extreme sports, such as BMX or speed cycling, but it supposedly just wasn’t enough. Mirra failed to find something to give him the kind of adrenaline rush he was used to during his active career.
Although he believed working with kids was important and tried to convince himself it was just as satisfying as BMX, the loss of the excitement, according to TMZ, became a significant factor in his deep depression.
The recurring theme Dave kept mentioning was that he felt lost.