In the dead of winter, you’d think there would be frozen lakes nearly everywhere, but iceboaters are a picky bunch.
That’s why Eben Whitcomb drove for nearly two days from his home in Connecticut to be in Lake City for the 2013 Gold Cup World ice boating championships on Lake Pepin.
"For this one race of the year, we go pretty much wherever we have to go," Whitcomb said while preparing for a practice run Saturday afternoon. "One year, we drove all the way to Thunder Bay."
And if you think that was a long trip, meet Christian and Andreas Seegers, a father-son team of iceboating enthusiasts who traveled from Hamburg, Germany, to be in Lake City during the weekend.
"This country is big enough to always find a good piece of ice," Andreas Seegers said.
via Post Bulletin.