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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tour de Donut - Riding a Bike is Fun to Do...

Saturday dawned bright and early as we loaded the bikes, water, fanny pack,(don't leave home wihout it) camera, our sweet tooth and headed for American Fork to participate in the 3rd Annual Tour de Donut!

Here we are before the race begins.  Jordan and Chelsey, the future Mr. & Mrs., rode a tandem bike that turned out to be a real piece of junk!  They had to end early and took the bike back for a full refund! Too bad!  They look awfully cute!


Andy and I are all smiles because my derrier wasn't screaming in pain at the time!(Now I know why some spandex shorts are padded in the rear)


Camille getting hy - drated before the race!  Speaking of Camille, they announced several times before and after the race that they appreciate,  "Camille from 'Make It Work Mom' for blogging about the race".  They sang her praises then added, "Her mom, Connie, also blogged about us!"  For a second, I was famous!


We did 3 - 7 mile laps.  At the end of the first two laps, we ate donuts.  They were delicious and I thought I could scarf down several but, I must admit, I failed!  I ate only 1 donut at the end of each 7 mile lap! That was a total of 2 donuts!  I just couldn't do it.  Some people ate 20 or more!  One woman smashed 2 donuts together, poured water over them and shoved them in her mouth!  It was a warm morning and all I wanted was water!


(picture from TourdeDonut website)
This is the benefit of having a fanny pack:  remove camera with sticky donut hands,  take a picture of the only other bicyclists on the road and show that they're so far ahead they're almost a memory. (Sigh)  The course was super!  It was flat, along country roads, traffic was minimal and it was well marked. 


I love great big green letters that spell the word "FINISH"!  I found out I came in 3rd in my age group - 55 and older! (I won't mention there were only 4 of us)  I came across the finish line a few minutes before the actual winner, but because she consumed 8 donuts, she had a better net time.


It was fun to share the time with family.  Below is my son-in-law, and Baby Aly right after crossing the finish line .


We were concerned about a 4-month-old riding in the trailer that far in the heat but this is what Aly thought of the whole ordeal!  A little sweaty, a lot smiley!


We posed for our victory picture!  Though we really didn't win, we had a lot of fun and finished with no casualties!  I was very proud of Mr. Cy and Miss Em! 


It was great fun, well organized, good exercise and proceeds went to a good cause.  We're planning on doing it again next year.  Hope you will join us!

p.s. Did I mention I won a raffle?  Free eyebrow waxing!  Woo-hoo!



20 comments:

Kazzy said...

Tour de Donut! And Tour de Eyebrow. I love it!

Jenny said...

Eyebrow waxing? That will be fun! Sounds like a fun family event.

Kerin said...

You are too funny :)
You make me smile, and for that, I thank you!!
It sure looks like you had a great time. I admire you for giving it your all and finishing...Whoo HOO!!
I like the cheer squad--- the ones sitting in the chairs in the shade :) Count me in with that group next time !

Kelly said...

I am so impressed by you! This post made me smile a lot. Too bad they don't have something as amazing as that where I live.

BTW I think you rock the fanny pack!

Amy said...

Cool you won! I hope you were wanting an eyebrow wax. Will they wax other parts instead? (giggle)

Just wondering.

gigi said...

Yall are just one fun family! Congrats on finishing and getting a donut. Swwweeeettt!

Kristina P. said...

I guess I should have come! To at least eat donuts.

Camille said...

You failed to mention that when the volunteer took your camera to take our family picture,he said, "Hey! There's donut all over this camera!"
You looked hawt in a helmet!

Tracy said...

Love you positive outlook on life. Like I've said before, your posts are always worth a smile. Thanks for that!! :-)

Looks like a great time and I might add your family looks just as amazing.

Teachinfourth said...

A fanny pack? Wow, what I wouldn't give to get my hands on one of those...

The Newest Mexicans said...

I've got all kinds of congratulations and pride in your riding abilities that I would like to share. But that pic of Alyson gets me off-track. I love it!

Yvonne said...

Smashing two donuts together and pouring water over them sounds disgusting--and I love donuts ; )

Looks like great fun--you are amazing.

(I'd love to win a free eyebrow waxing)

Lindsay said...

So AWESOME!!! Great post my friend, although we never met up..... We gotta do something about that! Congrats on winning the eyebrow way so fun :)

THE BADGERS said...

Why is Camille still wearing her helmet in the picture? Hadn't the race been over for over an hour by that time? It's always Safety first for that girl!

Great race! Great doughnuts! Thanks for the info and invite.

Julie Harward said...

Looks like a fun family day and you are a good sport! :D

Kate said...

I was thinking of you on Saturday! Those donuts...they'll kill you. lol. How cool that it was a family affair for you all.

And 3rd in your age group is still a 3rd place finish. Own it! :)

Valerie said...

Connie, only you could make a 21 mile bike ride sound exciting and adventurous!
Good for you! Can you take a doughnut eater along with you? 'Cause I will certainly volunteer for that! :)

Joanie said...

Congrats for being in the top five for the race!!!!
How great that you were able to share the day with so many family members.

wendy said...

You won free eybrow waxing....WAY TO GO GIRL.

I am proud of you for doing that bike ride. That sounds fun actually.
Who woulda thunk.....the motivation behind a donut

Garden of Egan said...

You are so amazing!!!!! I love that last pic of you and Camille. I love you two.

Looks like it was a ton of fun and who knew that you could put away so many donuts!