Jun 04 2012

Red Bull Motocross Freestyle Thingamabob

Category: Kazakhstan,Personal,PicturesChrisM @ 12:07 pm

Saturday evening, straight after teaching a couple of English lessons, I went down to the old square, near Congress Hall. I had seen on facebook that the Red Bull Motocross Freestyle event was coming to Astana, and as it was free, I thought it would be worth checking out.

The Landing Ramp

The Landing Ramp

Motorbike Flying Through The Air, Closely Followed By a Madman

Motorbike Flying Through The Air, Closely Followed By a Madman

The sound system they had in place was very loud, and a DJ kept the crowds distracted whilst we waited for the bikers to start their stunts. In between sets of jumps, we had the traditional shows of Kazakh horsemanship (riding two horses at once, wrestling whilst in a saddle, women whipping men and other acrobatics).

My battery was very close to dying, so I was only able to tweet a couple of photos (I’ve removed the tweets and combined them into this post as this site’s front page was almost entirely tweet-based again).