We arrived in Amsterdam yesterday afternoon. After a long sweaty flight overseas, a short bus ride to our hotel, and a quick snack we were riding our rental bikes to the rowing course on Amsterdam's lovely bike paths (see the picture below). The course is a man made 2km course that is precisely 2km long, meaning the only cool-down after a race is the 100 odd meters into the docks. Not to worry, Rowing Canada is prepared and has a tent of spin bikes that we can cool down and warm up on. There is not too much to report as of today: We race twice this weekend, once on Saturday and once on Sunday. We are rowing a bow mounted Hudson 4x for the first time and despite the extra time it took us to set it up, I think it will be a pretty speedy boat.... In reality, I guess it is up to us to make it fast. I am very excited to race other 4x's and see how we match up.