Thursday, September 11, 2008

Stunts a Site to Behold

I just walked home from the Village. Broad Ripple avenue was blocked off for a free style moto event. Modified dirt bikes, a steep narrow ramp and then a wide ramp for landing, 75' apart. The fourman crew were jumping above all the village buildings. The announcer who I believe without question said they were 34' high. Out of the four riders on 250 two strokes one of them did four (separate) 360 degree back flips over the pavement with people crowded on the side walk. I was so compacted into the crowd that I could not clap when the enthusiastic announcer tried to rev up the crowd. So after the cool presentation, we left, took a local short cut through a bar out the backdoor to the peace and quite of Connors Pub, a Rugby bar.
Connors Pub is the mainstay of Broad Ripple and it is a rare day when you walk in to this pub for peace, after 10PM. The show was very cool, when you consider I rode my bike down BR avenue today at 3:00PM and all I saw in the form of preparation was parking meters covered with bags.
We wandered over and arrived at 8:07 to watch the warm up and then the main show. They were going to have the GP bikes at around 10:00 but we chose to seek shelter in Connors,$2 dollar bottled Bass and seats, not to mention a toilet. It is a sport that requires an immense amount of talent practice and something just not quite clinking in the skull. Evel Kneivel who was one of the most successful promoters of himself and this form of stunt would be proud.
Please do not try this at home or even at your neighbors, it hurts bad, real bad. Why do I know this? Because from past experience when I was a wee lad we built ramps we jumped and sometimes we made the jump and sometimes we hurt real bad. Peace Trails JW
Definition and history
A great Video


At 10:30 AM , Blogger ~d said...

~d ♥ JWW

At 4:33 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

!d:Is a shows good judgement.♥ JW

At 6:09 AM , Blogger The Fool said...

I also tried to emulate Evel Kneivel as a lad. Yes, it hurt. He was a tough role model to follow. Nver been in a rugby bar...that must make for an interesting mix. Thanks for sharing, Josh.


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