Metal Mulisha’s Rob Adelberg and Truman Carroll remember how pumped they were as kids when a celebrity or sports icon stopped by school to say hello. Yesterday in their hometown of Wagga Wagga, Australia both Rob and Truman revisited the past , and walked the grounds of a local elementary school campus to sit down with all the students.
M/M: Tell us a little bit about your visit with the kids?
Adelberg: Honestly it was awesome. Myself and Truman walked into a room full of kids ready to see what we had to say. They were all around the age of 11… 12 I think. It really brought me back to what it was like for me as a kid having someone come visit and say hello. I’m sure you know the feeling. All these kids were so excited you could feel their energy.
M/M: Defiantly! So what did you both talk about?
Truman: We started it off talking about some of our goals in life we have accomplished and what we continue to accomplish. Recently myself coming off Nitro Circus was a accomplishment I have dreamed of doing and can’t wait for the next goal to conquer.
Adelberg: The biggest objective for Truman and myself was to explain to them the importance of school and education. We both went into detail from the business aspect of our careers and what it takes to be successful off the bike. Also we discussed the mathematical equations of riding a dirt bike. Anything you do on a bike from going out there doing these big crazy tricks with speed and distance all at stake and a bunch of other examples.
M/M: Any kids in the class ride bikes at all?
Adelberg: There were a couple kids in the class that ride. They where super pumped to have us in there for tips and told us all about their dirt jumps they’re building. Totally brought back memories.
Truman: Rob and I showed the kids a few clips from stuff we have done. After that the questions rolled it and the room went from a silence to a non stop side conversation.
M/M: Haha what were some of the questions?
Truman: Lots of stuff about have we been hurt before. We gave them a little run down on our list of injuries. Rob went into detail along with myself about the risk but also never to give up. That’s what life is all about to take all your goals and dreams and do everything you can to make it happen.
M/M: I bet these kids were really pumped after all the time you guys spent with them.
Adelberg: For sure they where. Rob and I sat down with them all and signed a bunch of posters, handed out stickers and got to meet and greet with them all. It was a great feeling seeing all the smiles on their faces.
M/M: So what’s going on next for the both of you?
Adelberg: So much man. Right now my big focus is getting ready for X Games Germany! I really want to step it up and have been training super hard. Been working on a really clean run with solid tricks for the judges and fans. Can’t wait.
Truman: As for myself I’ve just got off the Nitro Circus tour in Australia for last twelve weeks which was great! I’ve got more shows coming up world wide this year and really can’t wait to have another crack at X Fighters and bring some big moves.