Re: bike rodeo
Chuck May (cmay01@INTERSERV.COM)
Sat, 10 May 1997 19:46:19 -0400
How about a version of Jousting, the official state sport of Maryland,
which is itself a version of the Medieval joust.
In the Maryland version, horse riders ride along a course with their lance,
spearing a series of rings with the lance. The rings are suspended from
branches or other overhead objects, and become progressively smaller. Score
is a combination of number of rings speared and time.
At a Sherwood Forest theme camporee, we invented a Scout version. To form
the "horse", the Scouts had to make up a stretcher of a blanket and two
Scout staves. The "knight" sits on the stretcher with a third staff as a
lance. Two other patrol members carry the stretcher at a gallop around the
course. The rings can be home-made, or could even be the rubber sealing
rings from canning jars. We ran ropes between trees, high enough so the
Scouts would not get caught on them, and suspended the rings using
clip-type clothes pins so the rings would pull off easily when speared by
the lance. It was a great hit!
It wouldn't be too hard to adapt this to use bicycles instead of the
ADC, Seneca District, National Capital Area Council
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