Many things in the Pikes Peak region go unseen, but none more sordid and none more underground than Pixie Jousting.

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6 Responses to Enter the Sordid Underground World of … Pixie Jousting

  1. Pixie Bike Jousting is the official gladiator sport of the West Side. After defeating all of the other combatants, Klayton righteously posed in regal glory (see above).

    Many lances were shattered this day!

  2. ian says:

    not undefeated! at the last klayton didst break his lance upon my breast, and lo! did i remain upon my steed! yea, let it be known that all acquitted themselves with honour!

    perhaps we should develop a uniform specification for lances.

  3. mike judge says:

    Where do I sign up!?

  4. Dragonish says:

    Not cool. No padding on the chest and no helmet protecting the head & face risks blunt trauma injury. Bad example. Drinking while playing also sets a bad example and should have been edited out. Chopping wood with young children nearby is potentially dangerous and definitely irresponsible. These guys need to go well beyond setting a “spec” for lances. If you want to risk your own health, so be it, but don’t put in on video as an incentive to others.

  5. Mike Procell says:

    Can a vid game version be far behind?

  6. Kevin J. says:

    @ Mike: And then a movie adaptation of said video game will get the big ol’ greenlight.

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