Om jonas l

a christian cyclist who loves light and good bicycles.

Exploring the Singletrackisland of Vestfold

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

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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:

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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

still got a mtb, and using it :D

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

Worlds end and how to make a super bike

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:

Things not to eat on your bike?

One of my favourite pictures of me is this:

Riding a bike in the sun and eating ice cream, but Global Cycling Network says different:

If you want to see some nice racing instead with helping people like this:

Then you should take a good look in the photoalbum here from Ringenloppet last saturday: Wilsoncycling

Swedish XCO Championship Elite

What a day, started with riding with two friends in the sun on roads like this:

map and stats: Movescount

And then up to Hallby for looking a fast cyclists and cheer on riders like Alexandra Engen:

But like on friday Jenny Rissveds was faster and won the National Championship in XCO too:

1. Jenny Rissveds – Falu CK

2. Alexandra Engen – Jönköpings CK

3. Kajsa Snihs – IK Jarl Rättvik

In the mens category it was tighter, hoped for Emil but thought Wengelin would take it, he didn’t have the legs today and even a bit in the middle Friberg was the leader:

But Emil passed and won, so fast I only got this pic of him:

1. Emil Lindgren – CK Natén Säter

2. Calle Friberg -

3. Matthias Wengelin – SCS Racingteam CK

Awesome racing, course and weather all weekend. Supergood job by the 4 clubs that made this work :D

Ended with a bath in Vättern :)

Jenny Rissveds and Matthias Wengelin Swedish XCE champions

A lot of races a Hallby today where the Swedish National XCE Championship was held with blue skies. Hoped for Alexandra Engen to win but thought Jenny Rissveds would take it. Engen is much more tactical but it doesn’t always work, Jenny is just fast ;)

1. Jenny Rissveds – Falu CK

2. Alexandra Engen – Jönköpings CK

3. Kajsa Snihs – IK Jarl Rättvik

In the mens category I hoped for Emil Lindgren but Matthias Wengelin was faster than everyone today and even not having such a good qualify run he won it ;)

1. Matthias Wengelin – SCS Racingteam CK

2. Emil Lindgren – CK Naten Säter

3. Axel Lindh – SCS Racingteam CK

All the results is available here: MTBSM

News: Mavic Crossmax SL is back, lighter than ever

In 2009 I had a great training wheelset, a silver Mavic Crossmax SLR:

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In 2010 I had a set of Mavic Crossmax SLR for training_

Now it’s 2014 and I never wanted a set of Mavic Crossmax wheels more than now:

Black with a yellow spoke, can it be better? 23mm outside diameter with a 19mm inside diameter that should be enough Mavic says. A bit different rim shape to make the tires sit better and new ISM 4D rim as on the Ksyrium 125 to lighten them around 100g.

So weight:

26″: 1390g

27,5″: 1470g

29″: 1530g

More info here: Bikerumor

I want to test and ride a pair, would be Awesome XCwheels for my Remedy :D

114km with the latest

Rode with La Lepre Stanca this morning, a bit early as we started at 7 o clock but survived. Many small nice roads and great company, maybe with a bit too good legs ;) My legs missed power so hard in the uphills.

Started with 7 riders for the first hour and a quarter then we splitted into one group going back to Jönköping and one group going longer. One guy left a short bit after remaining was my, Henrik and Tomas. Great roads with this one of the boring parts (easy to take a photo on a straight road)

2 SuperSIX Evo and my on a Madone, would have been funny if I kept my Evo too ;)

Map and stats of today with hard legs: Movescount

Think it will be a rest day tomorrow as I’ve ridden 5 days in a row, a lot for me.