Australia Sports & Outdoors Tips by Amelei
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There's no mistaking the atmosphere at a rodeo; the air is charged with it, as well as a fair amount of dust from the arena. Then there’s that perfectly still moment just before the chute boss opens the gate, then about half a tonne of beef launches itself into the arena, the crowd goes wild, and usually, the cowboy on top doesn’t stay there for long.
This time the bull is called “Forklift” and the cowboy is a young lunatic called Brad Ison. Forklift played his part to perfection with a premier display of twisting jinking and corkscrewing that threatened to buck his brand off. Brad ended up having a good ride, stayed on for the whole eight seconds, then jumped off to the acclaim of the crowd while rodeo clown Denis Johnson distracted the bull.
You have to ask; why would someone do something that puts them so close to mortal danger? You might think the only winner here would be the local physiotherapist.
Part of the answer goes back to the days when after a big muster, the stockmen would try to ride some of the “rough stock” they had mustered to let off a bit of steam. It became competitive, and the next thing you know people are making money doing it.
Interesting? You have to see it///good fun.
Equipment: I have only been to a Rodeo once and really i had a great time. I think with all things that you do and see, the whole event is what you make of it.
I am not really a great rodeo fan BUT i had my cowgirl hat on and was getting amongst it, following the crowd and cheering on.
The atmosphere is great and it is an event that all ages can attend.
For a real country experience i would suggest popping into see one for the hell of it. Its a laugh and a great time all 'round!
Address: check out various rodeo web sites on the net.
Directions: I went to one in Rathdowney QLD.
Like i said the best thing to do is a quick search on the net for 'Rodeo QLD' or wherever you are and that will bring up dates times and how to get there.
Theme: Extreme Sports
We're all here drinking beer drinking beer ......
For the first Time Ever in Australia, taste your way around a nation.
Over 150 Great Aussie Brews on Tap in the one room at the same time!
Do not cease to drink beer, to eat, to intoxicate thyself, to make love, and celebrate the good days.
§ But if at church they would give some ale And a pleasant fire our souls to regale We’d sing and we’d pray all the live long day, Nor ever once from the church to stray.
§ Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.
§ Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer.
Frederick the Great
§ Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy.
§ This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord has intended a more divine form of consumption. Let us give praise to our maker and glory to His bounty be learning about beer.
§ From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.|
Saint Arnold of Metz, The patron Saint of Brewers
§ I work until beer o’clock.
§ Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.
§ I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken for me.
§ Fill with mingled cream and amber, I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber through the chambers of my brain. Quaintest thoughts--queerest fancies, Come to life and fade away: What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today.
Edgar Allan Poe
§ A full beer is a perfect beer.
§ There may be a few good men who don't drink, but they've got to prove it.
Col. Lincoln Karmany, USMC
§ 24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?
LOVE IT HAHA
§ You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
Equipment: ADMISSION PRICE: $10 per day
BEER PRICES: $3.30 per pot for all beers including high alochol beers such as Moonshine. (discounts for multiple purchase of beer tickets).
WHERE TO GET TICKETS: Admission Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the front gate. Beer tickets can be purchased once inside the venue.
Bring an iron belly
Address: BOWEN HILLS
Directions: RNA Showgrounds, Alexandria St, Bowen Hills, Brisbane.
(Main entrance and parking off St Pauls Tce).
Theme: Extreme Sports
Go you good thing!!
Okay well i did somehthing pretty amusing... and none of my friends have ever let me live it down!
I went to a Rugby game here in Brisbane. It was our home town boys, The Broncos v's the New Zealand warriors.
A girlfriend and i had never been to a game before and thought it would be a laugh to go drink loads of beer and get amongst it.
She went to get the tickets and said to me ' Go get something stupid from the souvenier stand'. i walk over, not knowing jack about either team. I look at the colours thinking 'mmm i like the black and silver one.' So i buy it and walk back, unravel the flag and wave it. Jane looks at me in horror and says ' um...babe...you bought the wrong teams flag..'
oh god i nearly died!!
Besides the small glitch, we had an absolutely awesome day. We ended up sitting next to a Kiwi and he was nice enought to explain the game to us. We drank so much beer it was stupid and went mad!!
Highly suggest a Rugby game. Even if like me, you have no idea whats going, the atmosphere is great and the beer even better!
Equipment: Advice??? Well dont buy the wrong teams flag. Just go and have fun.....
Directions: Look on the net for any paticular team:
Broncos, Cowboys, Raiders, Sharks, Eels, etc. This will give you times and location of where they are playing.
Theme: Sports Watching
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