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Pissfit Presents – The Birkie 55km Cross Country Ski Race 2015

2 Bottle Tour

2 Bottle Tour

The American Birkebeiner is a famous cross country ski race that has been on the bucket list for a few years after experiencing nordic cross-country skiing  in Finland and wanting to explore new grounds. It’s the biggest race in North America and hosted in Hayward, Wisconsin. Myself, Richie Bray (a Pissfit Tours Founding Member) and fellow Aussies living in Chicago Andrew Brazier and David Hayden all made our way to the middle of nowhere in -23 degrees celsius  with minimal training and gave this 55km race a crack.

Check out the shots we had to do toward the end of the race – they helped us through for sure!

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Richie and Power on a quick pre-race ski on a frozen lake

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Nordic Ski Dork – Pre-race we hung out in the finishers tent where it was Zero Degrees Celsius, balmy compared to outside.

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Another ski dork – Richie Bray

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Ski Dork preparing for the 55kms ahead.

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Richie doesn’t look cold, but he was on his way to frostbitten fingertips.

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First Aid Station – 48kms to go

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Busy Aid Station

Birkie Bridge

The temporary bridge to cross before the Main Street finish

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Richie, Dave, Andrew and Power peacocking post-race in the true style of Pissfit Tours.

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High-quality post-race nutrition.

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At least it was sunny!

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This entry was posted on February 22, 2015 by in Adventure, Boys Fun, Pissfit Tour, Winter.
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