35. Lasso a Steer

On our 2010 Life List: lasso a steer.

Let's Rodeo!     Photo: Courtesy Larry Johnson on Flickr

Roping's the easy part; it's what comes next that's hard. Before the surprise of a successful toss wears off, the rope needs to make three complete loops around your pommel. It's a quick wrapping motion, like beating pancake batter. If the bovine takes off before you're done, you're in for third-degree rope burns at a minimum and lost digits if you're really unlucky.

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