Sunday, February 26, 2017

And Now For Something Completely Different

The Bed Race is a long standing tradition at Winterlude. It took place at Dow's Lake on the second weekend, where teams drawn from city businesses or organizations came together. They were made up of five people, four of whom were positioned on each corner of a bed frame mounted on wheels, the fifth to take up position on top. For each race, the teams would run down the length of the course, and the winner would advance to the next round. I caught some of the action, including teams from previous heats bringing their bed frames back up to the start, as well as a dog who was taking in the event. Yes, it all looks demented (hence the guy in the Tigger costume), but that's part of the fun.

27 comments:

  1. Goodness me, you guys sure know how to have fun in Ottawa 😊😊

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  2. You have some "special attractions" with ice there in Ottawa!

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  3. do they use their feet as brakes or what makes them stop? so cool!! ( :
    cold but so cool!!

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  4. Ha Ha! Canadians really have the best ideas for combating cabin fever!

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  5. Bed racing has been around a long time and provides good outside entertainment. It looks cold.

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  6. @Grace: it's fun to watch!

    @Marianne: indeed!

    @Beth: yes, they just stop running.

    @Wendy: it is a good way!

    @Red: this was entertaining!

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  7. Just when I think I've seen every kind of ice sport there is, you come up with one I've never heard of.

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  8. Winter fun, with a Canadian spin.

    Janis
    GDP

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  9. It looks like fun, and I love the cold! Lovely winter photos, William, and the dog is so cute!

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  10. Bed race! I have to wonder who came up with this unique idea :-) It looks lots of fun!

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  11. How nice race. Really winter fun.

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  12. I would like this but I've just got to kid you about folks in the northland bored out of their minds so they race their beds along sheets of ice! Heh, heh, heh, heh!

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  13. Folks are not about to waste a winter season up there.
    Once or twice, for charity, medicos have raced regular old hospital beds hereabouts, surprisingly.

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  14. People out having fun no matter what the temperature is!

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  15. @Sharon: I wonder if we can get this into the Winter Olympics.

    @Janis: it's a blast to watch.

    @Linda: it was a cute dog, like a little bear.

    @Tamago: whoever came up with it had a good idea.

    @Orvokki: it is a pleasure to watch.

    @Lowell: we make do what we can with winter!

    @Julia: I can see that working for charity. The team in the green jackets, actually, were students in the paramedic program at a community college here.

    @RedPat: most definitely!

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  16. Crazy! My wheels will stay on dry ground. Thank you. :-)

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  17. Too cold for me, but the guy in the tiger suit was probably warm.

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  18. This looks like fun. It's just the kind of craziness that keeps people sane in winter...if that makes any kind of sense.

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  19. @Eve: ah, but cold is a good thing!

    @Cloudia: who'd have thought?

    @Revrunner: it is crazy!

    @Mari: he probably was.

    @Kay: it makes sense to me!

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  20. "A good time was had by all."

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  21. Not demented! A great way to embrace the season!!!!

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  22. Now this is a winter sport I could handle....

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