Eric Barone is head of a company which surprises and upsets established ideas. For more than 30 years he had led an atypical sports career as well as a career as a film stuntman. In addition, he has his own company where he excels as a conference lecturer and life style coach. Professional sportsman, World Champion in Mountain bike Downhill, a true adventurer of the extreme plus multiple world records for speed cycling, Eric has had an unorthodox path which has been difficult, with ups and downs, successes and failures. An accident in his life allowed him to forge his personality and his life philosophy which today is a true source of inspiration. For Eric an obstacle is an opportunity, a problem, a solution. He doesn’t think like you or me!
Eric lives a bit as the thinker named Dugpa Rimpoche who he discovered on day in 1997 through a citation where he recognized himself. The citation said, “Childhood is not a past period of your life which will never come back, but a state of being, a certain quality of heart which makes the world shine.”
In 2012 at 52, 10 years after a terrible accident which could have killed him, Eric returned to confront the mountains with a key to success only too well known and in 2017 established a world cyclist record of 227.720 km/h on snow. Today a true orator, Eric speaks at conferences, encounters, coaching sessions about his vision of life and his keen sense of overcoming one’s limits…. As a good manager of a company, Eric is simultaneously developing a pioneer project: the birth of a new sport called Alpine Snow Bike which has seduced the highest echelons of cyclism, UCI (Union Cyclism International). This ambitious project is in progress and an international program has been launched with the final goal of a demonstration during the next winter Olympic Games in “Beijing 2022”.