LAWRENCEVILLE - Ricardo Flores drew "oohs," "aahs" and applause from the crowd watching as he walked over the Spacewheel 30 feet above the ground blindfolded.
Flores is part of the Fearless Flores Thrill Show at the Gwinnett County Fair.
A ninth generation circus performer, Flores said he has been performing since he was 4, when he began a comedy trampoline act with his father, who also did thrill shows. Flores' mother worked with animals, including bears, horses, dogs and monkeys.
"The majority of people that travel in the circus world, it's trade that has been passed down generation to generation," said Flores, who is performing at the Gwinnett County Fair for the third year.
The 30-year-old travels around the country with his wife, Arcelia, 32, an eighth generation circus performer who does an act on aerial Olympic Roman rings and joins her husband in what's known as the "cage of death" as they ride motorcycles simultaneously.
Flores said part of the thrill for the crowd when watching the show is getting up close to the performance. Those watching can stand next to the cage of death and smell the gasoline fumes, feel the wind as the motorcycles pass by, he said.
"You get an up close view," Flores said. "(You) are just a few feet away from the apparatus."
The Floreses will perform their thrill show at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. today and Sunday at the Gwinnett County Fair.
"We have a blast here," Flores said. "The fair-goers coming out to this fair are such a good crowd to work with."
SideBar: If you go
What: Fearless Flores Thrill Show
When: 4, 6 and 8 p.m. today and Sunday
Where: Gwinnett County fair, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville
Cost: Free with fair admission
More information: www.gwinnettcountyfair.com