Imagine for a second you're a high school counselor. You're talking to a student about possible jobs. You ask this student "What do you want to be when you grow up?" and he says...
"I wanna ride the Wall of Death!"
You may not think this student has a bright future. But today's guest, Rhett Rotten, has built one hell of a life doing something he loves:
Defying the laws of gravity inside The Wall of Death.
He's been riding it for over 20 years and has showed up at every major motorcycle event in the US. He may sound like a hardcore guy, but he's got a heart of gold.
If you're into guys that do crazy stunts on a bike, you're gonna wanna give this episode a listen.
Here's some of his best stories from a lifetime of riding The Wall of Death:
- How he got into riding the Wall of Death before he even left school.
- What goes through his mind when his bike is riding the wall at a 90* angle.
- Where he sees most accidents happen when riders are "on the wall".
- How he decided to create a riding school for the next generation of stunt motorcyclists.
- How he looks at a crowd to decide on R-rated stunts vs. G-rated stunts.
His whole episode is live on all these podcast sites now:
One thing Rhett said really hit me:
"No matter how many times you fall, take it from me, as long as you always get back up and try your hardest, everything's gonna be ok."
I wrote it down on a piece of paper and taped it to my mirror this week.
Just thought I'd share that with all you BLDRs out there trying to do something great.
Dave and Andrew