WINDY RIDE: LD TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS #3

Wind turbines everywhere. karmen

Poppies.

Picturesque farms.

Friendly farmers waving.

Polite drivers that obey the speed limit.

Freaking cold.

Welcome to Motala, Sweden in June.water

It’s 13C. Water temperature, also 13C. 22 km/h wind. With wind chill: 7C.

5 layers and a toque.

The landscape in Sweden looks and feels a lot like Athabasca in the summer. Chilly and green with clumps of evergreen trees. Well-maintained farmhouses dot the landscape.

Signs by the side of the road advertise strawberries, peas, potatoes, and spinach for sale.house

Cows glance over at the strange-looking humans in bright-coloured spandex.

The humans pedal on knowing that hot coffee awaits at the end of the road.