Scared of traffic ? No bike infrastructure ? Too Far ? Helmet hair ?


Fuck it, ride anyway

Palate Cleanser

More than one of you were rightfully enraged and outraged by Friday's post.

KEE suggested "something positive to help offset the fuckwittery you wrote about this week"  and sent me the below link, which I had already seen and gleefully squirrelled away for another time.

THIS is that time.

So yes, cast aside your grim countenances and smile at Robert Borba, gen-u-wine Oregon rancher/cowboy/rodeo rider;

and white knight on a horse who valiantly came to the rescue of a woman and her bike in a Walmart parking lot.

Robert Borba was loading his cattle trailer with dog food and a camping tent when he heard a woman screaming that someone was stealing her bicycle.

“I seen this fella trying to get up to speed on a bicycle,” Borba said. “I wasn't going to catch him on foot. I just don't run very fast.” So instead, the 28-year-old rancher hopped on his horse and chased after the man.

The alleged thief struggled with the gears [oh, how I know his pain] and eventually gave up on the bike, instead trying to flee on foot.

Borba caught up with the bike bandit and tossed his lasso around the man’s legs, dragging him to the ground in the parking lot.

Even after trying to break free by pulling against a tree Borba said he and Long John were able to keep him secure.

Hilariously the alleged thief challenged Borba, “Do you have a badge to do this?” Borba said the thief asked him. Jeez, he's got a pair hasn't he !?

Eagle Point police arrived 15 minutes later.

“We've never had anyone lassoed and held until we got there,” Sgt. Darin May said. “That's a first for me. It was truly the Wild, Wild West,” 

Borba said that he grew up competing in rodeos, but now works as a ranch hand and a rancher.

“I use a rope every day, that's how I make my living,” Borba told the local paper.

“If it catches cattle pretty good, it catches a bandit pretty good.”

Good thing this didn't happen in the city; things have gone a bit Hunger Games there;