I can’t really say that I’m winning on the blogging this summer. Anyway, thought it was about time to put up another blog post and give you guys a little update on the last month and what I’ve been up to.
I will try to be short and let the pics tell the rest.
After graduation I’ve spent most of the summer back home in Pocket Valley, Norway. I’ve been countless hours in the gym trying to prepare myself for the upcoming season.
I headed back to Denver in mid July with the expectations of getting my house fixed, trying to sell my car and attending a wedding to a good friend of mine, before continuing to New Zealand. Well things didn’t turn out as expected, but as many times before things seems to happen for a reason and I have sure got some valuable experience
On my flight to Denver I managed to miss my connection in New York. The flight coming in wasn’t delayed by any means, it just happened to be a little to much fun hanging out in the business lounge. My flight left and I was stuck in New York for two days – but it saved me from something horrible.
I dropped a line on Facebook asking if someone had a couch I could crash on. Sure enough 3 min later my good friend Rory hit me up and told me to come over. I spent two super days and nights in New York cruising around on a fixed gear bike, up and down Manhattan. Discovered some great bars/clubs, restaurants and shop’s. Since my bag got lost in the transfer I also had a great excuse to renew my wardrobe.
If I however had been on that plane, a couple of friends and I could easily have ended up at the Batman movie in Aurora. It was on our list for that night, but since I didn’t come my friends didn’t go either. Thank God. I just don’t want to think about it.
After two days in NYC I made it to Denver only to find out that I had to find a new ticket back to Europe since the NZ camp had been delayed due to lack of snow. A little bummed, but I thought to myself that it might come something good out of that too.
I made it to the wedding just in time, spent a few days on Grand Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, doing jet-skis, biking up into very thin air (3.600 meters) and got time to get my house refurnished before heading back to my new destination – Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
The camp in Saas-Fee turned out to be great and we had 5 days on snow, where 4 of them was pure epicness. I think that as long as the conditions are rock hard this winter the new GS skis will be just great to handle. Oh, almost forgot to mention – I got a stopover in Zermatt for some boot work and got to se the Matterhorn in all its beauty. It is a beauty.
After a week in Switzerland we headed back home and I’ve been at the Olympic training center, hung out with good friends, discovered some new places in Norway that I haven’t been to before, like Steinkjer, and packed up my gear for the next destination.
Turns out New Zealand got snow again so I’ll be heading down there in a few hours. Hopefully the conditions will still be on our side when we get down there and that things will go as planned. If not I’m sure something great will come out of it anyway.
As Warner would say; “Sun never sets on awesome”.
Stay tuned for updates from Kiwi-land.