Friday, February 27, 2009

Globe trotting

I'm off to Japan on Sunday, for the ski orienteering world championships. We're competing at the Rusutsu resort, which is about 2 hours south of Sapporo. I probably won't get a chance to do much other than race, but I'm wicked excited anyway. I know that the Japanese eat things other than sushi, but I really hope they serve me sushi for breakfast, lunch, and dinner...

The US is sending four men and five women to this race. Each country can race four skiers of each sex in each race, except the relay which has three-person teams. This means that the women have to battle it out tooth and nail to see who has to sit out an individual start race. The relay will be picked based on results from the week. I think I have a good chance of doing all the races, so hopefully you'll be plagued with race reports.



Cathy said...

Good luck! You've been doing well, so I have faith that you will be racing for sure. Kick some but, and take lots of pics.

Big Bikes said...

I was going to say pretty much what Cathy said, verbatim.

So ya, what she said and I'll add
a "You better bring it!" (even if "it" is oversize and the airline wants to hit you with a huge surcharge).


Luke S said...

Sapporo is wicked cool. I went there two years ago on a band trip, and even in mid-april it snowed every day. We could see the ski jumps off in the hills, and I wanted to so ski SO badly. I'd love to go over there and ski sometime.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alex! Great blog. Entertaining and educating at the same time. Keep on posting your insights and stories.
Love to read some more and see you doing well in the coming ski-o events too.