Friday, January 23, 2009

Ice Biking!

Last weekend, I went with some friends to Hou Hai Lake to try out ice biking! We met up at the No Name Bar (one of the first bars in the Hou Hai Lake area) and had some coffees to get ourselves all warmed up for a very cold experience.

Not as cold as this guy:

We had already walked around the lake and saw what was going skating, chair skating, and ice biking.

We paid to get onto the ice and found where to rent our bikes.

The bikes have brakes and steering, but neither works perfectly. Putting on the brakes slows you down eventually and you can steer - as long as you do it slowly so you don't tip over.

I had great fun. There were all sorts of people to see on the ice - ladies in high heels, little kids, couples, etc.

There were also some animals to see on the ice as well - dogs dressed in outfits and this large sheep!

Once our fingers were frozen enough, we decided to head back to the No Name Bar for some more coffee and to sit by the fire to thaw.

Hopefully, the ice will stay frozen for a few more weeks so that we can have round 2 of ice biking.



Anonymous said...

Although the bike looks awesome I think the ice chair is more my speed. That one girl with the mini ski poles looks like she's having a blast on her ice chair in one of the first pictures.

Sarah said...

Anonymous....tell me who you are!! :)

Mike and Nikki said...

This looks like so much fun, but so random! I love all the fun adventures that you go on. I also thought the 1st picture was really what ice biking was! I thought you had completely lost it! :)

Mariah and Gary Schmidt said...

OMG! What fun! You embark on some crazy adventures! Looks like you all had a fun time :)

Daniel said...

looks like fun! and i want to eat a scorpion on a stick--too bad they are hard to find in the united states OF AMERICA!

Catherine said...