Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
Those clowns are the real heroes of this sport! And a lot of them get injured, some severely...Re your comment about bikes: I agree. A cheap bike is a miserable thing. I've often told people to invest in a good bike but many of them went to Walmart and bought one for $150. They hated it and don't ride! :-)
You are so right about cheap bikes. I ride a carbon fiber road bike, which I've had for a long time. It is a joy to ride, quick, smooth, comfortable, and fast. I've slowed over the years, but the bike hasn't. Rodeo clowns are amazing athletes who put themselves in harms way to protect bull riders. Don't think it is a long career, injured or not.