WMATA 30th Annual Bus Roadeo

What do you visualize when you read this Metro press release?

Metrobus “cowboys” are set to drive and brand their “steers” – in this case 40-foot long, 30,000-pound Metrobuses and various maintenance modules – to victory in the 30th Annual Bus Roadeo on Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Would it be individual bus operators and teams of bus mechanics competing to safely and quickly complete an obstacle course or troubleshoot maintenance problems? Or would it be the final scene from Dr. Stranglelove where the crazy Maj. T.J. ‘King’ Kong rodeo rides the bomb to oblivion?

Either way, I know you’re excited and can’t wait to bring the whole family for events and entertainment like music, catered food, visits from McGruff the Crime Dog, Max the Metro Mascot, the Metrobus Robot, a Custom Auto Show, and a safety-related competition sponsored by Metro’s Department of Safety and Risk Protection.

I may be a transit foamer, but even I have my limits.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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