Friday, January 4, 2019


Just when you were wondering what to do on a rainy Thursday evening in the waterworld that is rural Texas, a kind friend came to the rescue with tickets to the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo in Waco. So off we went.

The Coliseum was pretty much empty, probably on account of everyone staying home to protect their flooded compounds from looters. But that didn't detract from the event, far from it. Bronc, roping, barrels, bull riding and more, big fun.

What's best? Hard to say but perhaps barrel riding comes out on top for me; it's great to watch the girls fly around the arena. Fast action, outstanding riding. Then again, saddle bronc's high adrenaline too, right out of the chute.

And what's wrong with bull riding? Nothing, unless you get kicked and gored by a ferocious bull. Most definitely a job for the young and insanely fearless. But it's all good.

Junior LSP, it was his first rodeo, had a blast, "Dad, now I want to go riding." I feel the same and maybe we'll do that tomorrow if dry land emerges from the waters of the flood.

Ride on,



Well Seasoned Fool said...

Bull riders! Known several who kept going in their 50's. One was dating my widowed sister. My comment, "If you are crazy enough to ride bulls in your fifties, you are crazy enough to date my sister" wasn't well received.

LSP said...

WSF -- I just laughed! BUt bull riding in your 50s? That's doubleplus crazy.

LL said...

It's the proper way to spend a rainy day unless you want to get out there and rope your own steer. And despite youthful exuberance, there is always the wisdom that come of age where you say - "Son, why don't we go to the rodeo."

Infidel de Manahatta said...

The equivalent here in NYC is riding between subway cars, trying to hold on and not get thrown under the wheels.

Good clean fun. Until you arrive late to work because the subways were backed up because they had to hose human remains (really at this point just pulp) from the tracks.

Ed Bonderenka said...

It makes the young look older, sooner,

LSP said...

There's wisdom in that, LL. And for sure, a good time was had by all.

LSP said...

Ed, well said.

LSP said...

I've heard of that, Infidel. Interesting Darwin point.