March 14, 2006

7 responses to Toffe’s Gym last week

  1. Gords Says:

    Its good to see the equipment is well protected from the elements. Yes that isn’t much snow. We received more snow on the road of SLC today.

  2. Scott Says:

    How warm does it get there during the summer?

  3. Kris Says:

    I was actually very surprised to see the lack of snow. Winters here in the far south of Finland come and go, but you can usually depend on there being a heavy winter year after year further up north. Dad was happy though as the lack of snow on the ice made for an effortless drive out to the island and for easier checking up on how his roses are coping.

    The temperature in the summer is around 22°C/72°F if it’s not too cloudy. On very warm days, the mercury might climb to a whopping 26°C/79°F or so, but it might just as well drop down to 16°C/61°F and rain… This might sound perverse, but this is my idea of a suitable summer temperature. I’m not the tropics kind of person… I want my winters harsh and summers lukewarm, one of the biggest selling points during my two-year stay in Tibet. Also a good temperature for training. Back when I was taking language courses in Beijing, I tried to train at the campus gym a few times, but the 36°C/97°F degree summer weather made me stop in a pool of sweat. 太热了!

  4. Måns Says:

    I seem to recall similar conditions (of hotness) at the Helsinki Gold’s way back when it still existed…

  5. Kris Says:

    It was a bit stuffy at Gold’s in the summer yes, but that hot? Anyhow, the humidity of Beijing in the summer can’t be beat at our longitude. That’s the real killer.

  6. Måns Says:

    Ground floor. Sun shining in. No chance of opening any window, since they’re from the ’50s. No airconditioning or even coolers or electric fans. The saunas are on. Both of them. Everybody’s sweating like little pigs while training and making it even hotter. Yup. Rather similar, I’d wager… :D

  7. Kris Says:

    I stand convinced. :-)

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