The bull riders are arguably the bravest competitors in the rodeo, not the bravest people, that would be the bullfighter's and the pickup men, but the bravest competitors. because you have to be pretty gutsy to be in junior high school and do this for fun on the weekends.
I had a great nights sleep last night. There's something about the silence of the desert that makes me sleep even more soundly than I normally do, and I didn't hear any generators running. Noisy generators are particularly annoying in the desert because its normally so quiet generator noises really stand out.
I have a habit of not unhitching the truck from the Arctic Fox the first night of boondocking in a new spot because I might change my mind for some reason about my chosen spot that I wasn't aware of when I first showed up. And that habit proved itself a good one this morning.
With all the fun of being in a new spot with a new view I forgot to pay any attention to the direction the Arctic Fox was pointing and it took me till this morning to realize that I wasn't getting as many amps from my solar panels as I should considering it was a cloudless sky, and it didn't take me long to figure out the reason, I parked the Arctic Fox pointing South instead of North.
As I've mentioned before, the Arctic Fox roof is sloped downward front to back so in the winter with the sun low on the horizon I get the best solar aspect facing North. Fortunately due to my habit of not unhooking the first night, all I had to do was bring in the living room slide and turn the whole rig around facing the other way. So now all is well, and the only reason I even mentioned it is I thought some eagle eyed readers might notice the difference in the pictures of my boondocking spot yesterday from any future pictures.
Its pretty easy to look good on a bull for the first two or three seconds, because that's just about how long it takes for a bull to plant you In the dirt.
Most of the time the bull rider just falls off, other times he gets tangled up with the bull in what bull riders call a "wreck", this is an example of a wreck.
Just one second ago his head was where his feet are now, that's how quick a bull can turn your world upside down.
But there's two things you can always count on in bull riding. Getting off is never graceful, and it's always painful.