Friday, November 27, 2009


I'm pretty sure Thanksgiving is not complete with out a Ride & Tie race. Fast B and I showed up to cold temps and found Colleen and Beth trying to stay warm, along with this rabbit.

The ride & tie is a 12 mile race where a team of two has one mountain bike. You leap frog by running/biking. The fastest time doesn't necessarily win - there's a catch. You collect stuffed animals, pinatas, etc. along the way. Each deducts from your overall time.

I can still picture Fast B running in front of me as I'm trying to remember how to shift gears on the mountain bike. He had a pinata attached to his back and a big teddy bear flopping around on his shoulder. I was laughing so hard I had to hop off the bike and push it up the hill.

At the end we got some awesome sombreros and Turkeys.

The rest of the day was spent with family and friends. Laughing and eating. I have so much to be thankful for.

We ended the day here.


Mama Simmons said...

OMG that sounds like a hilariously fun race!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Hee hee hee - GREAT race! :) :) :) What an awesome day! Happy Thanksgiving Charisa - it was a BEAUTIFUL sunset, wasn't it?

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

What a super fun race! I may need to move to Carlsbad. You guys know how to have some serious fun.

Glad you had a safe and yummy T-day!


Now we are talking!! That looks like the most fun ever!
I need to find or put one of those together.

MM said...

I'm thankful for Turkey cookies! Yum!

rocketpants said...

Sounds like it had to be fun race if you were laughing too hard to ride your bike. :-) And great Thanksgiving too.

Molly said...

Sounds like a hilarious race! Happy Thanksgiving!

Meg Runs said...

Did bunny ride a bike?? That would have been funny. Sorry you missed the green life-sized gnome at the 5k : ( but sounds like you had lots of fun!

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