Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies and Bull Riders

Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies and Bull Riders : A Year Inside the Professional Bull Riders Tour

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'If the PBR doesn't get your fire going, your wood is wet'. In 2004 journalist Josh Peter spent ten months trailing the jingling spurs, WWF-style pyrotechnics, colourful costumes and blaring rock music of the Professional Bull Riders tour from Jacksonville, Florida to the final two-stage showdown in Las Vegas, Nevada. The season started like any other: 800 cowboys risking torn muscles and busted bones as they battle for the chance to grab the million-dollar end-of-year prize. At each event success is measured in seconds - the eight most dangerous in sport. Climb on top of your bull and cling on till the buzzer and you register a score. Most riders fail. For these bulls, loaded into their chutes like missiles, are cross-bred monsters, one-ton beasts chosen for their ability to buck, whirl, rear and drop. Against the backdrop of an ever-changing leader board, Peter weaves the dramatic story of the 29-stop tour with those of the tour's personalities: the top riders and minor-league wannabes, the wives, fans, groupies, breeders, agents and, of course, the monster bulls themselves. FRIED TWINKIES, BUCKLE BUNNIES AND BULL RIDERS is a richly detailed and highly entertaining introduction to the fascinating subculture that surrounds this high-octane and testosterone-fuelled all-American sport.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 272g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753821893
  • 9780753821893

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'It gives great insight into a unique lifestyle, and very particular strand of American culture...and it's hilarious' WITH KIDS 01.02.07show more

About Josh Peter

Josh Peter is a graduate of Northwestern University and award winning journalist. He lives in Los Angeles.show more

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