Report from Sonot Kkaazoot race director, Bad Bob Baker:
We are all done with the World Masters. Last day was warm and mostly sunny for the skaters to enjoy. We are now in Oslo, and will bus north at 5:00 am tomorrow to the start of the Norwegian Birkebeiner 54 kilometer Classic ski race. All participants are required to carry an 8 lb pack the entire way. The five skiers on the Fairbanks travel team plan to TOUR the race together: Bruce Jamieson, Chris Puchner, Donna DiFolco, and Sharon & Bad Bob Baker. We all plan on taking full advantage of the FEED STATIONS. The race starts in RENA, and finishes in LILLIEHAMMER, Norway. It crosses 2 mountain ranges and often has 8 or more side by side classic tracks. The forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies, and 25 to 35 degree temps. We sure hope so. After the race we plan to tourist the town of LILLIEHAMMER, then catch a 2 hour train back to our Oslo Airport Hotel. Be back in Fairbanks Monday night.