As I was riding north, a huge storm front loomed over the landscape in front of me. All I could think was “rain, mud, no!”. As timing would have it, the town of Kremmling, Colorado, sat between me and the storm.
So I rode into town, hoping to find a place to eat, or possibly even stay overnight. As luck would have it, I found a great little hotel with $30/night rooms, so I stayed.
Turns out the town was hosting their county fair this weekend, and tonight was the – ok, grab your seatbelts – Demolition Derby Night!
Now for those of you living in Santa Cruz or Marin, watching a demolition derby might seem a bit … well, not the way you’d spend a Friday night. But out here in these small western towns, it’s a big deal.
The way I looked at it, chakra 3 is about power, and I couldn’t imagine a better demonstration of “boys & their toys” tweaking all the power they could muster out of headed-to-the-junkyard cars and simply bashing into each other into there was the “last man moving”.
The overall political flavor spread by the announcer was a bit conservative for me (many of these folks are big-time Palin fans), but the pure visceral thrill of watching “masters of destruction” smashing, bashing, and trashing their cars into each other appealed to a subconscious side of me.
Simply observing that was an interesting exercise. Here are a couple vids I took …
(9:30 – long vid)
(think “Unlimited” or “Gonzo”)
(4:30 – shorter vid)