Birkie greetings from the land of the Vasaloppet, where it’s a balmy 38 degrees and sunny. The past week in Europe seems to have flown by. Here are some highlights from my adventures in the Czech Republic and Sweden. . .
We were lucky enough to be able to ski on the Jizerska Padesatka (Czech Birkie) trails the next day. Here Lief navigates the icy roads, er, trails. . .
He wanted to buy the â€œbig Americansâ€ a beer at this bar out on the trail, so we stopped our workout and enjoyed a few Pilsner Urquells and Budwars out on the trail.
The race organizers weren’t finished with the race course until 4pm on Friday, the night before the race. This is what the stadium looked like from the outside. No snow in sight!
After the weekend, we loaded up our skis in the van and headed up to Sweden.
Everything in Falun feels much more like you’d expect of a World Cup! Here’s the stadium, start, and jumps in the background.
I’ll sign off with a photo of one of the bus stop benches here in Falun.