Saturday, May 10, 2014

Ride 'Em

2014 Cinco de Mayo 6

Something new at the Cinco de Mayo festival, a mechanical bull. The price was five dollars a ride (still in my pocket, thank you) and no one but the young man in the last picture made it more than a couple of seconds. He hung on for 9 or 10, breaking the day's record.

Are these things anywhere other than the US? Probably some in Canada and Mexico. They look dangerous but the riders take their chances. The people I watched ride it were young and presumably sober. These machines sometimes turn up in bars, too, where the danger to your spinal cord (and reputation) is greater. Check your insurance.          

2014 Cinco de Mayo 7

2014 Cinco de Mayo 5

7 comments:

Olivier said...

les joies du rodeo, sans les dangers ;)) ca semble amusant

Bibi said...

One day, when there's no one around, I'd like to try one of these. Maybe.... Did you?

Sharon Anck said...

At least they had that inflatable area to fall into!

Stefan Jansson said...

Like Sharon said, no real injury scare here. You should have gone for a ride Bob!

Luis Gomez said...

Fun shots Bob!

William Kendall said...

They'd probably have them out west here in Canada. I've never seen one myself.

TheChieftess said...

Love that top shot!!!