Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I got inspired to attend the worlds largest cross country bicycle race named Birkebeinerrittet when I saw a TV show from the race a couple of years back. Everyone that knows me knows that I'm probably as far as you can get from a top athlete (I'm a hacker ;-), so I borrowed a bike from a good friend of mine earlier this summer and started to prepare for the 96km bike ride over the mountain from Rena to Lillehammer.

I had a nice trip over the mountain, but unfortunately it rained most of the time up there so I didn't get to see much of the nature. On the bright side I was one of the lucky ones that chose to attend the race on Friday instead of the main event on Saturday since it kept on raining that night and the next day causing the track to be even more muddy (and the temperature kept on dropping).

Because this was the first time I attended the race I didn't know what to expect, so I was a bit afraid if I would run out of energy. After the race I felt I had more to give, so I am really motivated for attending next year as well. There is a separate quota for foreigners who want to attend the race, so please join me next year!

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