IamA Skeleton Racer AMA.
I'm a skeleton racer. I chuck myself down a twisted chute of ice on a glorified cafeteria tray at over 80mph, head first. After yesterday's front page image, and some requests, and having already answered a lot of questions on r/olympics about the sport of skeleton (and bobsled), here's an AMA. Proof (Yes, that's a link to Google+)
I've competed internationally in both skeleton & bobsled, with more experience in skeleton but my best finishes being two 4th places in NorAm 4-man bobsled races as a brakeman.
And since skeleton isn't really a full time job, I also take photos for money, and have other people take photos of me for money. And I've also started a character driven, comedy/self help youtube channel: Cynical Life Tips
Happy to answer your questions about skeleton (or bobsled, or the other stuff) and hopefully make your Olympic viewing experience more informed and enjoyable.
Edit: I have to run an errand, but guess what? I've been a contributing redditor for nearly 3 years, and I hate having AMA's abandoned prematurely. So I'll be back to respond to every question I see.
Edit 2: And... I'm back for the afternoon until practice in ~5 hours.