Thursday, 5 January 2017

Z for Zabawa

ZABAWA means fun in polish... :)

An event called 'Bike Riding on a Floating Plank' takes place in Kolobrzeg Marina every year in August. This summer during the 17th edition, we had more than 30 participants. As usual there was a lot of fun, especially for the people watching the show, because the water was really cold :)
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Każdego roku około, w połowie, mniej więcej środka sierpnia odbywa się w kołobrzeskiej marinie całkiem zwyczajny turniej rowerowy. Nazywa się Jazda Rowerem po Desce na Wodzie. Tego lata odbyła się 17. edycja tego całkiem zwyczajnego konkursu i uczestniczyło w nim ponad trzydziestu zawodników. Jak zwykle byłą świetna zabawa, zwłaszcza dla tych, którzy widowisko oglądali. Temperatura wody raczej nie nastrajała do pływania.
The rules  are simple: you have to ride a bike along the lenght of plank - measuring 21 metres - floating on water. The plank is 30cm wide at the beginning, but after 18th metre it narrows to just 16cm. Easy, peasy :0)
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Zasady konkursu są proste: należy przejechać rowerem po desce, która unosi się na wodzie. Ma ona 21 metrów długości i szerokość 30cm na początku, a żeby było jeszcze łatwiej po 18 metrze 'trasa' zwęża się do 16cm. Bułka z masłem :0) 
The event was organised by Mr Antoni Szarmach who was also commenting the competition.
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Konkurs zorganizował pan Antoni Szarmach, który również komentował wydarzenie.

19 comments:

  1. A steady nerve and good balance required but lack of them is amusing for the watcher. Fun event.

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  2. Oh, yes, I had a lot of fun!

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  3. This would be fun to watch...but not for me to do!

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    1. I wouldn't do either. Or maybe? Some day?... :)

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  4. Interesting competition, not sure how the bikes feel about it though. - Margy

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    2. Actually there was only one bike that suffered. It had a buoy attached to it and it was dragged out of the water after each run.

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  5. Brrr, that looks cold, and fun!!
    I wish you and your family a healthy and happy New Year!!

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    1. The water was cold... And I had fun ;) Thank you and Happy New Year.

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  6. Oh, that looks like so much fun! It's great to see people laughing together.

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    1. Yes, laughing together is always good thing.

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  7. Wow....lots of brave people!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. I admired those all people. The water was really cold that day. Thank you. Happy New Year.

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  8. That is a familiar sight. For many years now activities like that are organised in The Netherlands, have given us hilarious tv-programs.

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-19z/

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    1. It must come from the Netherlands then!

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  9. Looks like something I may have done when I was younger, not now.
    If I fell in that cold water with a bike wrapped around me...Well
    I shudder to think of the outcome..Brrrr !
    Great pictures too .
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  10. There is never to late for a good fun.

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