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Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-17-2008, 7:04 PM Reply   
Now that Nationals is a success that is behind us, it's time to start roll call for Worlds. Who's going?


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Old    Kat Laird (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-18-2008, 5:17 AM Reply   
Count me in!
Old     (push_girl)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-18-2008, 10:12 AM Reply   
I'll be there for sure! Can't wait. Have already been practicing and getting ready!!
Old    Jen (a1flowergirl)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-18-2008, 10:42 AM Reply   
So I got Thursday and Friday off work that week. Just trying to figure out if I can actually make it down there in time to check-in.

Does anyone have any idea what time our division will start? I know that we are 4th on the list.

Annie -- are you guys flying or driving?



(Message edited by a1flowergirl on August 18, 2008)
Old     (push_girl)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-19-2008, 9:50 AM Reply   
We are flying. Driving was going to take 12 hours, so we decided to fly cause I could only get a couple of days off. We fly out Wednesday night from O'Hare. I think there might still be room on the plane, but the tickets have gone up considerably. The flight leaves at 9:45pm and arrives 11:50pm. I'm going to get up and check in early the next morning.
Times won't be posted until after the 25th because that's when the cut off for registration is. Hope that helps.
Old    Jen (a1flowergirl)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-19-2008, 11:57 AM Reply   
Yeah, I could only get Thursday and Friday off with it being a holiday week. I'm trying to sweet talk one of my friends into a roadtrip . . . flights looked way too expensive by the time I looked into it and I won't get out of work until 9pm at the earliest Wednesday night. If I go, it will be a crazy trip . . . but totally worth it!
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-19-2008, 1:25 PM Reply   
I'm out...maybe next year if it is somewhere fun.

I was on another wakeboarding discussion forum and I thought I read something about a 31 year old woman coming all the way from China! That would really make it an international competition. Has anyone heard any more about this? I can't remember where I heard it but it sure would be neat to meet her. You girls better show Oklahoma what you're made of!
Old    Chris Cameron (cece)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-19-2008, 2:25 PM Reply   
I'm waiting to see what the MRI results are and when I can get in to see the Dr for the follow up. I'm hoping to have a better idea by the end of the week.

These have been the longest 4 weeks of my life!
Old    Kat Laird (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-19-2008, 2:26 PM Reply   
Liz - what??? Anywhere will be fun with the Fox River Gang in attendance!!

Yeah, I heard about the 46 year old China woman throwing down whirlys, raleys, etc. They have a wakeboard forum website where my Asian friend told me she read about her...if only I could read from right to left! Oh wait...I can't read Chinese anyway!

I bet with all the clean air in Oklahoma, she won't be at her best with all that oxygen available!
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-19-2008, 6:37 PM Reply   
I love that....Fox River Gang....SIC!!!

Wow...Kat You sure have a lot of friends
Old    Jen (a1flowergirl)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-20-2008, 8:37 AM Reply   
Chris -- keep us posted . . . we are all pulling for you!
Old    allison blaha (oldgirl)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-20-2008, 6:55 PM Reply   
wow, chinese women killing it! I might have to see that. does any one want to share a room and or car?
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-20-2008, 8:05 PM Reply   
Allison....I thought you said you retired cause you have done it all now and the rest of us wouldn't stand a chance at winning if you didn't retire!!!

Anyway, Jack & Kyle are going again so my room's full.
Old    allison blaha (oldgirl)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-21-2008, 7:49 AM Reply   
I thought I should end on a winning note, then I realized that I was not ready to be done. I definitely think that if I continue to compete, the rest of you will beat me!

Anyone else need to share expenses?
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-21-2008, 8:42 AM Reply   
Its all about having fun, doing your best and meeting new friends who share your passion. If you have done this, you have won

See y'all soon!
Old    Chris Cameron (cece)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-21-2008, 9:13 AM Reply   
Well ladies I am officially not going to World's. The Doc is still on vacation and I am hoping that he will at least call me next week and tell me the results of my MRI. My follow up appointment isn't until September 15th!!

Good luck to all of you! I will be thinking about you, and I'm sure I'll be bugging Geri for updates every day. Just do me a favor and have a great time, take lots of pictures, and cheer on Erica for me if she makes the trip for Am Women.
Old    Jen (a1flowergirl)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-21-2008, 9:36 AM Reply   
Chris -- What an ordeal you've been going through! I hope you get those results sooner rather than later . . . waiting is the hardest part. We will definitely miss you at Worlds!

Take care of yourself now so you can tear it up next year!
Old    Chris Cameron (cece)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-21-2008, 9:47 AM Reply   
Thanks Jen!!

You are right, waiting is the hardest part! The longer I wait, the more my semi-happy thoughts of a meniscus tear or bruise are turning into fears of a full ACL tear
Old    allison blaha (oldgirl)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-21-2008, 12:06 PM Reply   
Good luck Cece. No mater what the results of the MRI, you will be back, some recoveries just take longer than others. Stay positive!
Old    Kat Laird (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-21-2008, 3:06 PM Reply   
Allison, I have friends in from Austin and a full room. We are only staying Thursday night anyway, as we have family 90 miles away.

Sorry I can't help you out with expenses!
Old    Jen (a1flowergirl)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-22-2008, 9:55 PM Reply   
Okay ladies . . . I've made my final decision. I think one of my friends is willing to make the drive with me, but even if she bails, I'm in!!!

I just decided tonight that this is something that I want to do so I'm going to do it no matter what!

Looking forward to seeing you all in two weeks!!!
Old    Kat Laird (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-23-2008, 4:55 AM Reply   
Excellent news, Jen!!! Looking forward to seeing you there!
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-04-2008, 5:35 AM Reply   
Thinking of you gals today. Tear it up!
Old    Chris Cameron (cece)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-04-2008, 7:15 AM Reply   
Good luck today ladies!
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-04-2008, 9:40 AM Reply   
wish I was there!!! Have fun and do a half cab for me!
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-04-2008, 9:42 AM Reply   
Just talked to Jen & Kat:
1. Kat
2. Allison
3. Annie
4. Jen
5. Girl from Japan...no kidding!!
Old    Chris Cameron (cece)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-04-2008, 10:15 AM Reply   
Congratulations ladies! Way to represent our division. I so wish that I could have made it to support you all. Next year for sure!!

Good news - no acute tears in my knee! My ACL is good and so is my meniscus, but I have some cartilage damage/wear
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-04-2008, 10:58 AM Reply   
Great news Chris! Now, get back on that board!

They sounded like they were having fun - even an adventure. Jen got pulled over by flashing blue lights on the 13 hour drive and Kat's board didn't make it on her plane! She had to ride on some board she got on closeout at a sporting goods store! Can you imagine? The conditions sounded good other than the river being really muddy. Evidently it is a long run on the river. Now the fun begins with tomorrow's finals. I know they will represent! Kick some booty, girls!

I got a text from Jen that there was a girl from Japan and I honestly couldn't believe it! Who would've guessed?!? Funny!

Women wakeboarders over 30 rock!
Old    Chris Cameron (cece)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-04-2008, 12:10 PM Reply   
Holy cow! Sounds like there were some definite obstacles for our ladies. Apparently the new board didn't effect Kat too much and I hope the owner of the flashing blue lights had a heart and gave Jen a warning. Do you know if Kat's board will make it in time for tomorrow?

I can believe the girl from Japan. There was one in my division when I rode Am. Women 4 years ago. I believe there was also one from the UK. That's cool that there is some true international interest in the division.

I am going to get a shot in my knee to reduce the swelling and then as series of shots to, as the Dr described it, give it a "lube job". Hopefully I'll be back to yoga and the gym by the end of the month and then back on the board in October. I'm going nutty sitting on my butt!
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-04-2008, 6:35 PM Reply   
I'll have to let Jen fill you in on the whole story. He did wish her luck at Wakeboard Worlds but blue lights in your rearview mirror are never good. The worst part was it happened about an hour from home! They had barely started!

Word has it as of 4pm this afternoon Kat's board was on a plane headed to OKC. Hopefully it will get courriered to the hotel so that she can rip on her own stick tomorrow. That lady can ride!

I'm looking forward to a full report with photos from the girls when they get back to cyber-land. Don't forget the webcast is tomorrow- I have already sent in an email to the announcers Dano and Nick. I plan on shutting my office door with the message that there needs to be an emergency to interrupt the "project" I am working on.

Chris - good luck on the knee. This is your 30,000 mile tune-up!
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-04-2008, 8:54 PM Reply   
Well ladies...good luck in the finals. I will be asleep in the OR getting this broken foot fixed as you ride.
Jen...no flashing lights on the way home.
Kat...looks like the new board is a keeper???
Can't wait till we all meet again.
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-05-2008, 5:41 AM Reply   
Thinking of you today Geri!
Old    Kat Laird (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-05-2008, 6:09 AM Reply   
Thanks for all the support, Ladies!! My board did arrive about 10pm last night - no excuses now!
Old    Chris Cameron (cece)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-05-2008, 7:20 AM Reply   
Tear it up today ladies! I'll be watching you on the web as well.

Kat - So glad the board made it. I know how stressful that can be.

Geri - Good luck today sister! My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-05-2008, 9:15 AM Reply   
Just watched everyone's run. Nice work! This is going to be close... I can't wait to see the results. Dano even announced an email from Geri saying "hi" to everyone.
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-05-2008, 10:01 AM Reply   
1. Allison
2. Annie
3. Kat

Great riding ladies!
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-05-2008, 5:33 PM Reply   
Good job....wish I could have seen it. I got home and tuned in right away.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. Everything went well. I am now the painful I mean proud owner of a plate with 7 screws. I will try to get copies of the films and post them. One week off work, two weeks in a splint, and 4 more weeks in a cast. Then I can start walking again. Ugh
Old    Jen (a1flowergirl)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-06-2008, 4:37 AM Reply   
Chris -- Great news about your knee! It will be an awesome day for you when you get back out on your board.

Geri -- Glad the surgery went well . . . was great talking to you last night!

What a great trip! Although I was less than thrilled with my run, it was such a great experience and I can't wait to do it again next year! The best part was hanging out with such an awesome group of women riders.

I made it home safely without any "unexpected" stops. Time for a nap before work now . . .
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-06-2008, 5:08 AM Reply   
Yea, Geri! Good to hear from you. I'd love to see photos or your finished product. All of the hardware is internal, right? Will they have to remove it or is it all yours to keep?
Old    Chris Cameron (cece)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-06-2008, 8:48 AM Reply   
Geri - Glad it went well! I was thinking about you as I was watching the girls on the web.

Alison, Annie, Kat - Great runs! Way to represent the old women in the finals! The announcers had great things to say about all of you, it was cool.

Jen - Happy you made it home safe and sound. Can't wait for the opportunity to hang out in the future.
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-07-2008, 11:06 PM Reply   
Congratulations Allison, Annie & Kat....& Jen too!!

I just want to tell you guys thank you for making this possible for all of us. I did only a small part to get the idea going, but you guys did the big part by coming and riding. My new motto is "if your mind can conceive it, your heart can believe it, then you can achieve it."

I so enjoyed meeting all of you and I had such a good time getting to know you. I will be there again next year as I hope you all will be too....and more riders next time!! I would love to see this division really grow, but we are off to such a great start.

Let's keep in touch over the winter and come out killing it next spring!!! Long live Fox River Riders!!

(Liz...the hardware is mine unless down the road it bothers me then it comes out.)
Old    Kim Possible (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-08-2008, 7:29 AM Reply   
Congrats to all! Chris how did you watch it on the web? See you all at the wake games! ho!!!
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-08-2008, 9:04 AM Reply   
Kim, I watched it Sat & Sun from start to finish. If you got onto the home page of Wakeworld there was a link that connected you live to the announcers tower. They showed every run except for the first day. So sorry you didn't know! Look forward to you joining the most elite!!!
Old    Audrey (sexyws6mama)      Join Date: Mar 2008       09-08-2008, 10:49 AM Reply   
I watched it too..... Congrats to all that participated and placed!!! Ya'll give me inspiration.

How old are most when they start wakeboarding? I'm just wondering if I'll ever catch up!!
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-08-2008, 11:26 AM Reply   
You will definitely catch up!!! I started about 5 years ago at age 49
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-08-2008, 3:22 PM Reply   
Audry - from your profile you are a spring chicken! We are all over 30 so you certainly have time to progress. We are all about having a good time on the water - no matter what your skill level. I started seriously riding (more than once a week) about 3 years ago at 33.
Old    allison blaha (oldgirl)      Join Date: Jun 2008       09-08-2008, 7:36 PM Reply   
I started riding at 42 and I just turned 46 but I wish I was as young as Geri!
Old    Kim Possible (polhamus)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-27-2008, 1:44 PM Reply   
Allison nice you made it into wakeboarding mag! woohoo! good job to all. and what a way to represent!
Old    Kat Laird (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-27-2008, 2:54 PM Reply   
Ditto Old Girl...way to represent! Congrats!
Old    allison blaha (oldgirl)      Join Date: Jun 2008       09-29-2008, 7:18 AM Reply   
thanks!
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-01-2008, 10:57 PM Reply   
Ok...not sure I posted this for all you guys yet. Cast off in 2 weeks....been 5 weeks....hope it has healed and stays off.

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Old    Kat Laird (wakekat15)      Join Date: Jul 2005       10-02-2008, 7:47 AM Reply   
Good Golly...look at those LONG toes! lol
Good Luck, Geri! I hope you can come to Florida and ride in December!
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-02-2008, 8:47 PM Reply   
You know it girl!!! I am planning on it...have tickets already. (BTW...x-rays are magnified!)

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