Blink Festival!

FasterSkierJuly 20, 2012
Kikkan and I are on our annual Scando summer training trip together and this year it has taken us to the Blink rollerski festival in Sandnes, Norway for a week.  Yesterday was our first race, an uphill climb called Lysebotn Opp, which we took a 2 hour ferry ride down the Fjord that runs through Sandnes, Norway and arrived at the start of the time trial.  It was for sure the most beautiful view I have ever had after a hill climb, and I have done some pretty awesome hill climbs in my time.  Today we have a 10k criterium style race with money preems every 2-4 laps, so it should be exciting!  Here are a few pictures of the trip so far!
Kikkan and me on the ferry to Lysebotn.

Ferry ride

We watched some base jumpers on our ferry ride.  Pretty insane.

A picture of the map on the boat of where we were going.

Me, sporting one of the awesome hats that Toni Adams crocheted for Kikkan and me. Thanks Toni!

Kikkan and me with some of the Swiss National Women’s team.
Norwegian skiers, Astrid Jacobsen and Maiken Caspersen-Falla, Kikkan and me with some fans after the hill climb.

A bit of the view from the top, but no camera seemed to really capture the full beauty.

A few of the top boys racing, nearing the finish.

French skier, Jean Marc Galliard, second place finisher in the men approaching the finish.
Women’s podium: Therese Johaug, Heidi Weng (not shown) and me!  Awesome day!!


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