Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Tossing away the winter blahs

You know you've been cooped up inside a little too long in the winter when going out and throwing a toilet seat around seems like a fun idea. Actually, the toilet seat toss is just one of many organized activities at the Fish Creek Festival, held the first week of February each year in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. Wacky games, beer, activites, beer, food, beer, music and beer help chase away those cabin fever blues.

In recent years, one of the most popular games is the bike toss. Contestants stand on the frozen harbor and attempt to throw a bicycle as far as they can. Physics being what it is, the contestants are generally thrown as far as the bike in the opposite direction.

Did I mention they drink a lot of beer?

Click on pictures to enlarge. Photographs © 2006 James Jordan.

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