I thought I was pushed to the limit five weeks ago when I went to Saarikylät tour skating track with Timpa the Extraweight. We skated 20.64 k's in one hour and I really felt that there is no way I could do better at least in this season. After all the ice track was an excellent condition, the weather was all right and we're using skiing poles to get more speed. Of course, there were some cons, as always. My speed slowed down at the corners and it took a lot of effort to accelerate to normal cruise speed.
As you already may know, Rautahumppa's last blog post went viral with the great help of Hiking Travel Hit and Saarikylät Ice Track Facebook sites. During two last weeks there has been 800 views, which is a lot more than the blog normally gets. In the post, which is actually a test, I wrote that my favourite ice track is the Sorsapuisto field, mainly for its quietness and well-maintained ice. Today, I got yet another prove for that. Even though I experienced some heavy wind from the direction of Sorsapuisto pond, I managed to skate kilometres in 2:50 pace. After 11 k's I realized that there are some possibilities to reach 21 k's in one hour.