It's here! Birke Weekend! On Saturday I will join over 9,000 other cross-country skiers and race 54 kilometers (33 and 1/2 miles). There will be thousands of spectators. There were times when I did not think I would make this race ...
- broken thumb and torn ligament (special cast)
- warm weather (melting snow)
- sick this past week
However ... I NOW HAVE Birkie Fever!
Unlike downhill ski racing ... you'll note we start by skiing uphill ... and then on through 54k of pine forest. I WILL FINISH !!! (next blog post ... after the race)