They say that no two days are alike, but we have now entered a period of truly striking contrasts - everything from bike races in Estonia and classwork at school in Oslo, to spectacular bike rides in the middle of the noisy and busy city of Beijing. We're enjoying every single exciting challenge that meets us these days.
We've just arrived home again from an action-packed and busy week in Beijing. A whole lot has been happening since we did the final World Cup race in Schladming on Saturday, September 9. We had four days at home in Stavanger, meeting with the whole family one evening, washing countless machine-loads of dirty clothing, spending a few hours in the office doing the most important of the paperwork and, as always, spending some time at necessary meetings. We've also naturally had a few enjoyable evenings just the two of us, with delicious home-made food and lots of fun with our two lovely cats.
New places - new challenges
After that, we left for Estonia, a country we haven't visited before. Our programme here included a marathon race on bike, placed amongst well-known skiing resorts of Otapaa. We were cordially welcomed by some of the Merida dealers in Tallinn, Marko and Sven, and had a great cycling experience together with a good 3000 other enthusiasts on bikes.
Read the entire Gunn-Rita Dahle-Flesjaa diary here.