Jake Rawnsley | Photo: Sam Baggette
Intro words by Bertie Buck
In the novel The Dice Man, the hero makes every decision from the roll of a dice, making him extremely unpredictable. Before he discovered the way of the dice his life was boring and unfulfilling, but the chance and infinite possibility changed his life. As his fame grew he gained followers and investment from stock brokers, hoping to introduce that very important element of chance.
Similar qualities are present in Jake’s personality and riding. Ashley Charles once described his riding as erratic, and unpredictable. Jake openly admits he goes into some lines not knowing what he is going to try. It is this element of chance and unpredictability that makes his riding his own, interesting and at times scary to watch.
No matter what’s going on in my life, however much I am stressing about work, I know with confidence Jake will be out there not giving a fuck about any of the things that worry me and doing the same weird stuff as he always has. The anti-hero, the Big Lebowski of bmx.
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