Friday, January 7, 2011

Part 2: Things That Make You Go…


Speaking of winter sports and drinking:  At left, three lads in viking costumes speed down a hill during the annual horn sled race yesterday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Traditionally the horn sled was used by farmers to bring down hay from the mountain pasture. Now the race carries drunk Germans down the mountain. Note what appears to be blood on the snow.

 This year’s version of the race consisted of over 90 teams of four. The teams raced down a mountain, reaching speeds up to 65 MPH with the winning team claiming the Bavarian Cup and the title of Bavarian Master.

Although traditional Bavarian attire is not required, it is highly encouraged.

By all reliable accounts, there was beer.

German beer.

Good German beer.

Nice, horn sled, NICE!

(Photos by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images Europe)

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