Last weekend my wife and I went to the Wild West Days in Viroqua, Wisconsin. It’s a fun throwback festival to the days of saloons, straight-razor shaves, and good ol’ fashioned bull riding.
For me, one of the highlights of the evening was the local cowboy, Levi Miller, riding his bull in the “Hell On Hooves Ranch Rodeo.” Before his eight second ride began, I was able to get right alongside the chute as Levi was tying himself in. The tension was incredible. Within seconds his body would be going from sitting near-motionless on the back of a bull to getting tossed around like a rag doll. When he was ready to go, the door blasted open and he and the bull went tearing into the rodeo ring to the roar of the crowd.