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lizrd 12-06-2008 3:49 PM

Just got back from wakeboarding in Wisconsin in December. This is a great resurrected event - Freeze4Life which is a fundraiser for cancer and a local foundation. It was very well run and the sponsors were great (Summerset Marine, Lake Geneva Board Shop, Mastercraft, Barefoot International, etc.). I am curious to know how much they made - when I was there someone wrote a check on the spot for $1000! It was such an exhilarating experience to ride again after two months of cold weather. It will help get me through the long cold months ahead! I was sorry that Jen couldn't make it due to the elements not cooperating (her garage door was frozen shut!). Also, Annie was there so it was good to catch up on Worlds and her snowboarding escapades (bruises anyone?!). Thanks to Annie I have some pics of myself! Please enjoy the photos below. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649728.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649729.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649730.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649731.jpg" alt="Upload">

lizrd 12-06-2008 3:53 PM

more <BR>Dock - notice the ice on the under side! <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649737.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Two rescue workers taking some time for tubing! <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649738.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Most people wore drysuits but some just trunked it! There were equal numbers of skiers, wakeboarders, barefooters and tubers. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649739.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Air temp at arrival. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649740.jpg" alt="Upload">

lizrd 12-06-2008 4:00 PM

And then there's me... <BR> <BR>Me! <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649763.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Me riding - I didn't bring the long lens. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649764.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Me coasting gracefully to shore - NOT! <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649765.jpg" alt="Upload">

lizrd 12-06-2008 4:01 PM

And the run to the hot tub... <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649777.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649778.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649779.jpg" alt="Upload">

lizrd 12-06-2008 4:02 PM

Headed home...totally worth it... <BR> <BR>back of the Jeep still life <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/649783.jpg" alt="Upload">

rnopr8 12-06-2008 7:36 PM

You go girls!!! Nice job Liz and Annie. I'm proud of you <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>..but I would have expected you to trunk it LOL <BR> <BR>Kat and I rode today too...but we won't tell you where and that it was only 75 today <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/blush.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>Seriously...what you did was awesome.

wakekat15 12-07-2008 6:27 AM

Excellent, Ladies! That's crazy cold...the ice on the board in the back of jeep is very telling! <BR>Be sure to give us the amount raised if you find out!

priszkid 12-07-2008 7:11 AM

that looks insane! sweet job!!! awesome cause!!!

cece 12-07-2008 7:24 PM

BURR!!!! Great event and such a worthy cause. Thanks for sharing the pics with us

clubjoe 12-08-2008 7:29 AM

Brutal! But I'm sure a lot of fun for a good cause.... And I see by the last photo of you that you only lost two fingers to the cold.....

lizrd 12-08-2008 8:41 AM

Woohoo! I'm still reeling from the adrenaline rush! Geri &amp; Kat - enjoy the 75 degree riding. That's is awesome that you were able to get together. It's not an official gang meeting but have fun! <BR> <BR>Ray, Chris and Joe - thanks! I love wakeboarding so it wan't tough to convince me to jump in. You can see the ice built up on the drysuit and life vest. I had to thaw out before I could get help unzipping it! There were so many people signed up to ride we almost ran out of daylight. I will update with total amount raised once it is announced. <BR> <BR>I guess now I am officially in the "off-season"... or is it the "PRE-season"!! 103 days until we summerize!

rnopr8 12-08-2008 3:29 PM

Joe..LOL <BR> <BR>Liz...it's NEVER NEVER NEVER an official gang meeting without you and Jen!!!

lakehippie 12-09-2008 6:40 PM

Hey, what lake is that? <BR> <BR>I give mad props! WI lakes in Dec are VERY cold! I wakeskate in WI but i did not know of this event?!?!?

lizrd 12-09-2008 7:13 PM

It was in Lake Geneva by the border to IL. Get to know the people at Lake Geneva Board Shop - they host some great events wake and snow. I know it is a cruise for you but probably worth it! When the season re-opens you are always welcome to come ride with me on the Fox River in Cary, IL. I'm always looking to get more girls on the boat!

lakehippie 12-09-2008 7:37 PM

Driving to ride is ALWAYS worth it to me! I would love to get out with some other girl riders, i ride with a crew of guys (not that i don't love them) but would definitely appreciate some female ridding time! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0>

a1flowergirl 12-10-2008 11:01 AM

Grrrr, still pissed that I didn't get to go. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/sad.gif" ALT=":-(" BORDER=0>

lfxstar 12-12-2008 6:58 PM

You girls have way bigger balls than me!!! I CAN SAY THAT WITH CONFIDENCE!!

ashly 12-23-2008 2:30 PM

must be nice, up here we hit minus 53 C today.

sexyws6mama 12-24-2008 8:53 AM

hardcore!!!! SWEET PICS!!

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