Monday, 14 September 2009

Downhill Mountain Biking in Åre

I went to Sweden again on Sunday for a few trips down a mountain on a hired full suspension downhill bike. Here's the route we took down from the top including speed and distace! I'm loving how easy this sort of thing is to track with my new iPhone!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

The big mountain trip

Last weekend I went to mid norway with Marianne's father, Hjalmar and Sten. We had a fantastic time, lots of walking in some amazing scenery and not enough whiskey!

Here are some of the pictures:

Monday, 6 April 2009

I'm enjoying working from my home office setup today! Getting lots done with few distractions :o)

Monday, 30 March 2009

Snowboarding in Åre March 2009

I went to Åre again this weekend in Sweden with a few guys from work. I got the train over from Trondheim which is about 2 and a bit hours. We had some great conditions on Sunday morning and I'm getting more and more confident on the board. So much so, I have the bruises to prove it!

Here's a bit of the action:

And some of the photos:

Sunday, 22 March 2009

World Cup Skiskyting in Granåsen, Trondheim

Yesterday Marianne and I attended the World Cup Skiskyting in Granåsen, Trondheim. Skiskyting is called Biathlon in English and comprises of cross country skiing and shooting on each lap. The race we watched yesterday was five 2.5km laps with shooting after each lap (so four rounds). For each shooting round there are five targets, if you are lying down and shooting (easier) you have to hit the centre of the central target, if standing, then you just have to hit the outer target. For each discipline, both must be completed twice.

More info here:

The greatest part of the day was definitely the atmosphere. The Norwegians love to cheer apparently, for anyone who is winning, shooting, taking part or losing! The hero of the day was (as usual I’m lead to believe) the Norwegian Ole Einar Bjørndalen. He’s quite a winner, five Olympic Golds, more than any other in the history of the sport!

Anyway, enough chat, he’s a video from the day with a little of the atmosphere.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Saturday, 28 February 2009