18 March, 2012
Orsa Speed Weekend 2012
The impetus for this trip to Sweden was the discovery of Orsa Speed Weekend by some motorcycle enthusiast friends of mine, who invited me along for the adventure. When Anjel first described the event to me, she used the phrase "Mad Max on ice," and I was sold. Much like at Bonneville , people bring their vehicles to Lake Orsa to make land speed records... on ice. The ice requires spiked tires, which were definitely pretty impressive. We spent a full day in the middle of the lake, watching all kinds of motorcycles, cars, and rocket powered creations race. And I finally found an excuse to wear the alpaca fur hat my father bought me in Peru years ago!