Crusty Demons star Seth Enslow coming to Maryborough
DESCRIBED as a modern day Evil Knievel, Crusty Demons legend and freestyle motocross pioneer Seth Enslow is notorious for his big jumps and equally big crashes.
Armed with an arsenal of footage, fans will be told firsthand what it is that drives the 37-year-old to push life to the limits.
He will be in town for The Australian leg of his It's All Timing Spoken Word Tour, which will be staged at the Carriers Arms in Maryborough on Friday, October 19.
From the videos filmed in the deserts and badlands of the United States in 1994, Seth and the Crusty Demons movement has grown to a global carnival of stadium motocross.
After graduating from high-school, Seth moved to California where he landed the deal of a life-time.
He met a film crew from Fleshwound and began the motocross phenomenon known as the Crusty Demons of Dirt.
"That was huge - to chase my dream to California and be at the right place at the right time and land in the middle of all that.
"I knew that was a path I wanted to take. It really changed the sport of motocross."
The extreme sportsman, who also works as a tattoo artist and is an old-hand at the acoustic guitar - has inspired and reshaped the future of riding across the world after appearing in about 60 Crusty Demon Shows around Australia, his first record attempt of a 120-feet jump in 1999, a 200 feet jump over a Convair 880 passenger seat jet in 2007 and breaking the world record in Sydney in 2010 after jumping a Harley Davidson between ramps of 183.7 feet.
He is also known for a spectacular crash in 1999 that left him with a crushed cranium and 55 staples in his forehead.
Out of all his siblings he's sure that he's the one that gets the most prayers from his mum.
"My family's happy I'm still in one piece because there have definitely been some close calls.
"My grandma says why don't you just be a janitor a school or something," he laughed.
Seth might sport tattoos from head to toes and be fearless on the back of bike but there's one aspect of his life that has him weak at the knees - his 12-year-old daughter Kylie.
"She has definitely stolen my heart. I'm a full-time dad when I'm at home and I really miss her when I'm away.
"She says, dad when are you going to get a girlfriend. I say, Kylie, you're my girl and I don't want anyone to steal any time, money or attention away from you.
"She's daddy's girl for sure."
Seth said he looked forward to visiting the region and sharing stories about what happened on the day of some of his biggest jumps and crashes, playing the guitar, singing alongside his band Royal Artillery and hanging out with fellow Crusty Demons star James "Bubba" Chiasson.
Tickets are $35 and are available from sethenslow.com or at the door.
The Chronicle and Rockwell Events are giving readers the chance to win two double passes to Seth Enslow's It's All Timing Spoken World Tour at the Carriers Arms in Maryborough on October 19. See tomorrow's Chronicle for details on how to enter.