Monday, 24 August 2009

2nd Annual Wooo Hooo Du

Yesterday way our 2nd annual "du". We had been reading the weather forecast all week and keeping our fingers crossed that the weatherman was going to be wrong in his prediction of overcast and rain. I did the Wooo Hooo Du dance to the "weather gods" all week and luckily they were pleased and shone a sunny face with light winds down our way!

There were eight of us this year, a record number! (missing from the picture is Brenda, our photog). Everyone arrived to my cottage type house with their car's loaded with bikes, running gear, bathing suits and of course the mandatory copious amount of food and BEvERages.

After unloading the vehicles and piling everything into the house and donning our personalised race bibs, have a cocktail or two, we were ready to go on our 2.5K trot. Off we went to much laughter, chatting and catching up with one another. Trust me when I say this in not a competition, we all just go out to have a great time and a lot of laughs. There are rules however and there is a start line and bike mount line (hey, there have to be some parameters).

Once back from the run we were ready to roll. The bike mount area was in front of the porcelain bowl ~ hey, you can't get much classier than that!! (yes, my neighbour is doing renovations to their home and they just dump everything and kick it out to the curb). So, with our own personal port-a-pottie as our marker, off we went, for a 10K spin around the peninsula where I live. It was a great ride with a lot to see, there were a ton of people enjoying the beach, there was a fishing derby going on and another function at our Legion. I tell you, it's a happening spot!

Jen was trying out her new Devinci that she picked up on Saturday, it is a really nice bike and you did a great job Jen.

We had a couple of practices clipping in and out and shifting gears, and then Jen and I headed off to catch up with the others.

We all made it back safe and sound with waves and smiles.

We still had the next run portion to do and then it was officially deemed complete with the ringing of the cowbell.....

After another beverage, most everyone headed down to the river for a refreshing swim and to enjoy the sunshine. Brenda and I stayed back and got the food prepped for their return. When they came back and changed into their civvies, we were going to sit outside in the backyard as I had scrubbed and cleaned my patio furniture, however, there were so many wasps and stinging things out there, the Wooo Hooo's came barreling back indoors (with wasps following them) and that is exactly where we stayed for the remainder of the event. Swag bags were opened and photo's were taken, it was a real hoot.

Never, ever is there an event where we lack food or beverage, I'm just so sorry I didn't get a chance to take a photo of the desert table!

It was getting dark when we started cleaning up and putting things away, the gals loaded up their bikes and headed home...the last of the Wooo Hooo's left around 9:30 p.m.

It was a great day of friendship, fun and laughter and that is what the Wooo Hooo's are all about. We leave our troubles and attitudes at the door and just have a great time appreciating life!

after all;

Life's fun if you don't weaken,



Wendy said...

Sounds like great fun was had!

TNTcoach Ken said...

What television channel was this on???? I would have done PPV.

Marlene said...

What a great day!

Anonymous said...

You ladies are too cute. Sounds like a fun time.

Carolina John said...

sounds like you guys had a blast! well done.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

looks like loads of fun

only thing missing was a video of the woohoo dance!! lol

Jess said...

Looks and sounds like a lot of fun!

Nat said...

What is it with wasps this year... they are nasty.

The Woohoodoo looks likie a hoot. what was in the loot bags?

Mel-2nd Chances said...

ya, we're swamped with wasps too! What an awesome time! Love it!

Wes said...

woo hoo!! lurve it!

Groover said...

Mh, anything that involved food ... ah ... riding I mean ... must be great fun. :-)

EndorphinBuzz said...

You guys look like so much fun, I want to start my own wooo hooo club :)