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Hello from the darkness,
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It’s nice to see some friendly faces up here in Finland. After two weeks of hearing an inordinate amount of Finnish – which is definitely not a romance language – I’m listening to a lot more English now that other national teams are in town. Even thought I am the only North American here, it’s pleasant to see some old friends from other nations.

I raced in Ruka a couple days ago and non-intentionally gave away some slalom points, which helped my status with the Finland Ski Federation. After poaching their training for a full week, it definitely gave them something to smile about. The highlight of Ruka was that we saw the sun the second day. No really, I actually saw the sun. It was glorious. It was enough sunlight to keep my going until I hit Colorado.

Finally the reason I came here is upon us. Tomorrow we race a night GS, which is good because the light is much better with lights in the fog than with lights and sunlight in the fog. I’m not sure what number I start, but it will probably be in the 30s. I’m psyched that the season is finally underway. From here on out, racing will be in full swing. Bring it on.

Hope all is well for all of you where ever you are. w

posted by Warner at 11/24/2009 10:41:00 AM


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