Tuesday, January 27, 2009
On to Rubinsk, Russia
The Tallinn night scene after the races in Estonia.
The days in Estonia have come to an end. Now I await a charter aboard Red Wings Air, headed to the Yaroslav, Russia military airbase for next week's World Cup in Rybinsk. I'm flying aboard a Tupolev Tu-154. N.A.T.O. calls this particular model of aircraft "Careless." I hope that isn't in correlation to the safety rating.
Honestly, though, I'm looking forward to heading to Russia. The course is good one. The Russians are into nordic skiing and make racing in front of them like you're putting on a performance that they share in. And I'm in getting in good racing shape these days with the World Championships around the corner in just under a month.