Left home 10.15 today with the goal to ride far and get very tired just wheelsucking. 5h with 3 elite riders sounds hard.
Got some Nature Power Nutrition from Multipower at Veloshop (so easy to eat no matter temperature). And then headed towards the meeting place. Bugge was very late so started with a long talk with my Joker boss. Left half an hour later than planned and aimed for Hvasser, a nice harbour out on an island. Rode some new roads for me that I will remember instead of just riding straight like I did to the worlds end last tuesday. Really warm with over 30° C.
Stopped in Hvasser after I had ridden 1h39min and got something to drink from the local Joker store and enjoyed the sun. Then the discussion started about boats that never ended, we should have a boat.
Rode back to the mainland and stopped at Bryggan in Tønsberg to come up with where to ride. Rode to Ringshaug (bathing place). Met Bugge’s brother and the Norwegian U23 National Champion for a chat before we decided to take a bath. Warm and super idea, dried fast in the sun:
After a while there we rode home again. Martin left at my place for Stokke. Niklas a bit earlier to Nøtterøy together with Bugge who rode a bit extra before going to Horten. Slacker ride with more thoughts on why we didn’t have a boat instead of cycling. ;)
The ride of today that made me tired and ready for a 9 day rest (working with Team Joker in France): Movescount
Back in my Mavic Zxellium Ultimate shoes again today, perfect :)
Rode with my boss after work today, a nice Trek Madone 6.2 couple on the roads. I started with an intervall to try a climb before we met, think I will try to train serious later in august. Then we rode some nice roads, didn’t have any food or any plan so was pretty soft. Felt good riding with an easy pace (for me) that I think is very hard to do alone and feels like you sometimes need to slow down and just ride too.
Happy riding too ;)
So back home after 3h and 17min as you can see here: Movescount
Now recharge for the months last training with the fast people tomorrow.
Was out riding with 3 nice guys before work today. Perfect temperature at 7 o clock :) Some new and some old nice singletracks on Nøtterøy
Biggest fail of today was that I rode without gloves. Went great last week and yesterday. But today on tight singletracks with trees on the side I really missed my gloves, got a scar after a tree hit my hand, or how it was ;) 750mm handlebar isn’t always best, but mostly. The Tune Türnstange is really stiff compared to what I expected, worth every penny.
A group picture, all taken by Truls:
Map and stats: Movescount
Last mtb ride for a while I think as I leave Norway for France on friday and working at Tour de Alsace
Starting to train a bit more now as the CX season soon starts :) Or just because it’s sunny awesome summer in Norway and I got 5 bikes at home. Today a friend announced a ride on Facebook and as I didn’t have anything proper to do I joined him. First mtb ride since tuesday last week. Got showed some really nice trails with super view:
With me with Tønsberg behind:
Just after this Tom punctured and me pump wasn’t so good so steered our bikes towards his home to pump it up proper. After that we rode some in the Esso forest before going back against Tønsberg on some nice trails. Great ride
Map and stats: Movescount
Pretty cool, never heard about anyone riding on Madeira before:
Got out on my bike today after work, with the thought that I can’t just lay on the sofa after riding so much last week. Planned an easy ride to Worlds End and back. Eating an ice cream too.
A little headwind and something wrong with my shoes (sad to say but my Mavic’s feels better than my Sidi’s) made me have a harder time than I planned. But awesome weather :)
Came to Worlds End and they didn’t have any ice cream :( Took a selfie instead:
On the way back it felt better, never on the small ring in front and even felt fast at some moments. Great feeling and I think that this Fana IL jersey from Craft is the best jersey I got, perfect fit, feels light, a zip pocket in the middle and even opening the zipper in front halfways it sits tight.
Map and Stats of today: Movescount
Talked to a friend about Trek Madone, think the bike can’t be ridden slow. Think I ride it on the edge. Maybe easier with a bike like this: