Michnus & Elsebie Piki-Piki Around the World.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by michnus, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    Behind the scenes, just outside the ring, next participants were warning up the horses and practising their steps;

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    The art and skill of making saddles are amazing. I am no saddle- leather expert but I wanted to buy one just for the hell of it. It is beautifully crafted.

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    The girls took the stuff pretty serious. It is also a family honour thing. Most of them are family who owns farms and businesses around the region.

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    Like with bikes, startém young
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    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    And then the party really got going! The matadors use plastic swords to fight the bulls. It is a fun day play event not some gore and blood kill the bull type event. Make no mistake it is still pretty serious and the bull can go at them and some matadors got ruffled up.

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    This girl was bloody good. Calm and easy going she was playing with them like it was a normal day at the office.

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  3. powderpig

    powderpig Been here awhile Supporter

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    As usual, awesome photos of the event!

    I'll bet those leather crafts people could make one of those saddles for your moto. :lol3
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  4. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    I was very tempted!! :photog
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    danh600 Long timer Supporter

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    Were you tempted to fight a bull?
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    NAVIGATOR Wanderer

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    Those are small "novillos"

    A real bull looks more like this fellow

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    Not to say that I would bullfight the small ones:flush:grim
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  7. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    Had enough beers to be brave enough, but I am not running that fast anymore :D
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    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    That's one hellova beast!!

    True, but it is a family event and I don't think they do the hardcore bullfighting anymore. But that said these small ones had a good day bullying some of the matadors :lol3
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    poppawheelie Long timer

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    Wowzer! :clap
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    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    That looked like a whole lotta fun!
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    BLucare What could possibly go wrong?

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    I can't wait until National Geographic comes calling :clap
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  12. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    We had a super cool chat with @EvergreenE a day or so ago. Stuck in Bolivia hoping to sit this cluster fuck of a virus out. It seems from the news it is not going to be over soon. For now, we are with great people that are willing to put up with us. So all is good for now.

    If you have time you can check it out here
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    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    michnus Lucky bastard Supporter

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    I wish, that money can keep me travelling for a while :D
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    Geezerguy In the shadows

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    Your interview with Egle was fun to watch, and listen to. Always a treat to put an actual voice with the face. Enjoy your time there.
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    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    Peru borders closed?
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    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    To quench your thirst!....

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    poppawheelie Long timer

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    Park the nice bikes. Piki piki. We'll be waiting for you to resume and put smiles on our faces. :D:D:D
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    BLucare What could possibly go wrong?

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  20. 531blackbanshee

    531blackbanshee Adventurer

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    ah man,been reading this on and off the last couple weeks and just found myself caught up.
    thanks for taking the time to share with us.
    i enjoy your point of view and your take on things.keep us posted.
    on the trip back through the USA if you find yourself in the heartland(ne Oklahoma) i can offer a fully equipped shop for repair/maintenance indoor camping.
    Oklahoma has medical marijuana,strong beer.
    so there's that.:-)
    thanks again.

    leon
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