Now that the "Pastranathon" is over, having lasted all of about 40 seconds as Travis Pastrana broke his ankle and foot Thursday on opening night of the X Games, what's next besides surgeries and physical therapy?
The action sports icon was scheduled to compete in four events in four days. This included making his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Indianapolis on Saturday, and competing in X Games events Friday and Sunday.
He suffered his injuries after back-to-back crashes during the Moto X Best-Trick competition.
In a statement after being released from the hospital Thursday night, he said: "I am sorry this happened and will be back in action as soon as I can. I look forward to Pastranathon 2012 at X Games 18."
But will there be another Pastranathon? Will Pastrana, who has won 16 X Games gold medals, continue to be a major X Games presence if he's going to take his budding NASCAR career seriously?
With his Nationwide Series debut postponed indefinitely, that's something he's going to have to think about.
Before Thursday's incident he told me, "As soon as the X Games are over and this trick is landed, I'm going to really focus on the NASCAR stuff. For the next three years I'm going to be really dedicated to NASCAR." He did not say whether this means reducing his X Games commitment.
The trick is the 720 TP Roll, which Pastrana has yet to land and which now has twice landed him in the hospital. Can he give it up? Probably not until he lands one. He'll most likely keep working in the foam pit trying to master the trick, which is sort of a flipping 720-degree spin.
It seems next-to impossible because the motorcycle must be brought upright from a sideways position just before landing. "The motorcycle weighs so much and you have to be perfect on every pull," said Pastrana, 27, who tried the trick Thursday on a smaller 125cc motorcycle.
He had been scheduled to compete in seven Nationwide races this season, driving the No.99 Toyota for Pastrana-Waltrip Racing. His earliest debut now will be Sept. 9 at Richmond International Raceway.
His team has to be disappointed but co-owner Michael Waltrip said Friday at Indianapolis: "We knew there was a risk, but when you say the name Travis Pastrana, what's the first thing you think? Risk. That's how he lives."
Pastrana has been working on a 3-D feature film based on the popular Nitro Circus television series. That's close to completion and due to be released later this year.
He's planning to marry pro skateboarder Lyn-z Adams-Hawkins in late October in Southern California.
Does that mean the high-energy daredevil athlete is ready to slow down, focus on a single career and raise a family? That remains to be seen.
Asked whether he and Adams-Hawkins were planning to have kids, he answered, "Not anytime soon."
-- Pete Thomas
-- Travis Pastrana photo is by Christian Ponder / ESPN