. . . and challenge them, in jest or otherwise! I was in Tampere over the weekend to take part in a sportive night ride (131 km). After finishing in 5 hours 24 mins, and after a suitable amount of sleep, I went with my mate (by van - a blue one) to his country cottage for a bit of relaxation and refreshment with some of his friends and family. Beer, vodka and other concoctions of fire-water were consumed. 'Bring it on' I said, jokingly offering a challenge. Fukk me! did they bring it on! The sauna! Never EVER say that 'it's not very hot' when the temp. is at 80 degrees! 30 minutes (interspersed with quick dashes to the cold shower) and 40 degrees later I left, never to return. That was HOT! They have sauna championships! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Sauna_Championships Here are a few more 'events' considered 'fun' by the Finns! http://goscandinavia.about.com/od/annualeventsinfinland/tp/weirdeventsfinland.htm The anthill-sitting one has to be the most ridiculous one! Live and LEARN!