Episode 50 – Brian Rast on The $600,000 Bike Ride

Brian Rast on The $600,000 Bike Ride


In This Week’s Episode:

310 miles. 48 Hours. 1-day notice.

That’s what Brian Rast had to accomplish on his bike to win a $600,000 prop bet with Dan Bilzerian.

These were the terms:

  • Brian’s $100,000 to Bilzerians’s $600,000.
  • Riding only a road bike from the Las Vegas sign to Bilzerian’s house in Beverly Hills (about 310 miles).
  • He must leave by midnight the following day, so he would have no time to train.
  • Must finish in under 48 hours.

The crazy part?

Brian had only purchased his first bike as an adult two months earlier, and after booking the bet, a well-respected cycling coach gave him a 0% chance after looking at a wind map.

In episode 50 of The Mindset Advantage Podcast Brian Rast returns to share his amazing story of overcoming the odds and accomplishing a huge feat of physical and mental toughness.

(Oh, by the way, he also won the WSOP $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship for a second time which we talk about as well.)

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • The habit that’s linked with lower brain matter density and worse attention and focus.
  • What it felt like when he set foot on Dan Bilzerian’s doorstep thus winning the $600,000 prop bet.
  • How he was able to stay mentally strong even when the experts gave him no chance to win.
  • How Brain called his shot (by betting big on himself) in the $50,000 Player’s Championship.
  • Why Brian doesn’t want to be judged on his tournament success, even though he has one of the best resumes in the game.
  • The mindset differences between being an underdog and being a big favorite.


Brian Rast:

Brian talks about working with Elliot Roe:


Dr. Tricia Cardner:

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