I hereby challenge myself to start updating again. I seem to have gotten caught up in a spring and summer’s comings and goings without finding the desire to update about them. Hopefully that is about to change.
Unfortunately, I forgot my camera and I am now in Germany for a three week training camp, full of unbelievably photographic moments and scenes. For instance, today we took a bike trek through the mountains of Bavaria, funneling out onto the lowlands next to the Cheimsee. The Cheimsee is one of Germany’s biggest lakes and a big destination for boaters throughout the region. After a few hours in the saddle, we traded our cycling shoes for paddles and hopped in kayaks, heading for King Ludvig’s last castle. Apparently, Bavaria’s last king was quite the contractor and commissioned a bunch of sweet pads in which to store countless artifacts and priceless memorabilia relating to kinghood. One of these castles is smack dab in the middle of the Cheimsee, in the middle of the Herren Island (Man’s Island). There is a Damen Island (Women’s Island) too but I suppose ol’ Ludvig thought he’s be called a sissy if he built his big bad castle there. So, we paddled over to The Man’s Island, took a gander at all the majesty, and headed back to shore to bike back to Ruhpolding.
So far the training camp has been mostly biathlon-specific training in the mornings at the Ruhpolding venue, but we’ve gotten out in the surrounding region for the afternoon workouts. I’ll try and steal a few pics from my teammates and get them up here soon.