By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
Cheyenne Frontier Days may want to consider adding an event this like this to its lineup as it would certainly be a crowd-pleaser.
Although this won’t top the woman getting de-pantsed video in the infamous “biker vs. bison” showdown from Custer State National Park in 2020, in the spirit of the Olympics, this deserves a strong silver medal.
At the so-called “Rock Cobbler” bike race in California this weekend, at least one unlucky cyclist tempted fate by attempting to ride past a bull which was standing on the bike trail.
The cyclist lost.
Tony Inderbitzin, the victim of bull encounter, told Cowboy State Daily that the bull attacked four cyclists altogether. Tony’s spill with the bull, however, was captured in full video and audio glory.
As Inderbitzin neared the bull, the bull squared up reminiscent of NBA bad boy Bill Laimbeer in the paint. No one crossed without going down.
And the biker went down not only once but twice.
As he began to recover from the first collision, the bull went after him — again like Laimbeer — scooping the poor guy up and then flipping him.
Onlookers were horrified but at the same time, it sounded like the Professional Bull Riders at CFD.
“Hey, hey, whooaaa!” they screamed. “Hey now, wow, whoa. Dammit. Wow!”
As for Mr. Inderbitzin, he’s hurting — just like a bull rider.
“I’m sore all over, mostly the neck from the second throw, I got whiplashed,” Inderbitzin told Cowboy State Daily on Sunday. “The list of what doesn’t hurt is my left arm and head.”
“I was worried I would be sorer today, but pretty much the same as yesterday, so that’s a relief,” he said.
Konrad Ribeiro, another cyclist in the race, told Cowboy State Daily he saw the bull attack and said Inderbitzin was not faring well.
“He was in shock and not doing so hot,” Ribeiro said. “We chose to wait a while until Mr. Bull went on his way.”
The whiplashed cyclist also said he’d welcome the chance to move to the Cowboy State.
“Do you need me to come to Wyoming?? I’d love to get the hell out of Cali!!” Inderbitzin said.
Cheyenne Frontier Days, understandably, did not return a call for comment.