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Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Price of being fast

I could spend the remainder of the season hanging out in the U.S., letting CXC take care of most of my racing expenses, living at Cresthill, not spending money, & maybe even making some prize money. But I'm not (and happy about it); I'm leaving for Europe in two days where my expenditures are about to get a lot bigger. As a mildly interesting number, & because I have to add this up anyway, here's what it costs to actually attend all these races I've been invited to:

330: Flight to Munich (jan21)
1150: U23 trip
500: OPA Cup trip (Oberstdorf races)
174: Train from Oberstdorf to Frankfurt (feb12)
400: Training camp in Asahikawa, Japan
World Champs expenses covered.
1700: World Cups in Scandinavia
170: Flight from Helsinki to Oslo (mar12)
1010: Flight from Stockholm to Quebec (mar22)

Total: 5434 USD
plus, I would estimate another grand in unplanned for expenses because things always pop up & this is just a list of money I KNOW I have to spend.

Sigh. I like going on big trips, but I don't like spending big money. (Don't laugh, compared to my net worth, this IS big money.)


Blogger KateMV said...

It does seem like a lot of money, but there are experiences that are so worth it! I'll look forward to reading about all the details. Good luck!

January 19, 2007 12:35 AM  
Blogger Granny said...

As the casual observer says "Oh well, it's just money!" Go ahead and live it up, Laura.

January 20, 2007 7:38 AM  

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