Photo credit: Calvin Kolbe, a very nice teenager living in Oslo and shooting with his mom's smartphone.
The 5 races that comprised the first half of the international racing season took me to Lillehammer, Norway; Konigssee, Germany; and Winterberg, Germany.
The goal: make the finals in all 5 of the races.
The result: I manged to qualify for 4 out of 5 finals, missing only one in Konigssee by 0.03 seconds.
The best finish of the series as a 12th place in Lillehammer, followed by two 13th place finishes (one in Lillehammer and one in Winterberg).
Then, on to Innsbruck, Austria for additional training. There, things went swimmingly, as the track suited me well and I posted some solid times.
In all, the racing series was a great experience, with bright spots as well as humbling events. We'll revisit some of those in upcoming posts.
I'm now hanging out in Switzerland at a friend's place until sliding recommences on January 5th in St. Moritz. Expecting a return stateside sometime in February or March.
Belated Happy Holidays to all!