Friday, April 17, 2009

80th Birthday Party for Bjorn Lasserud

On Wednesday, April 15th, Gear West hosted an 80th Birthday Party Celebration for local skier Bjorn Lasserud. There was over 60 people in attendance for food, drinks, and stories to celebrate this renowned local skier.

A little about Bjorn. He is a World Master Champion many times and National Master Champion. He has lead the Minneapolis Ski Club workouts for decades. With 2 new knees, he is out on the trails every day, every season, biking, roller skiing, pole hiking, and of course snow skiing. ALWAYS with a smile on his face and more enthusiasm than most of us - for sport and for life.

Special thanks to Robin Thomas for the great photos!

Gear West's Dirtiest Event Yet

Earlier this month, Gear West hosted a fantastic Mud Run. 40 brave souls ran through ski trails on a balmy 30 degree April 4 morning and managed to find a bit of mud. Prizes were awareded to the dirtiest female and male runner. This was a low key event and no time were taken (unless you took note of your own time).

Special thanks to Robin Thomas for the great pictures!