Ridden 19h51min this month, 7h27min to beat my Strava record ;) There you can see how much I ride. Rode 8h28min in March and nothing in February.
Nice today when I got a message from a friend about riding after work. Took the bus home, pumped the tires, changed clothes and then out on the bike :) 2h37min soft riding with Joachim and Bent:
2 with Campagnolo and 1 with Shimano :) Dreaming about more Campagnolo and better availability.
Great roads to ride on around Tønsberg and feels like I’m riding on new roads every time even without riding so far. Hoping to make some nice long rides this season and enjoying life on a bike. Thought of that today with a lot of talking and thought of my friend Henrik. Have to be my best friend to have on a long ride, can talk about everything and a great cyclist.
I do care a lot about style riding a bike. After been teached by the styleclub Jönköpings CK in Sweden it follows. Working as a mechanic in a store mostly by roadies you learn some more. And working for Team Joker you see how it should (almost always) look with riders with style.
So after saying what I think is right to some friends it wasn’t as good as it maybe should have been on the training this evening with CK Jarlsberg. White bibs and unmatching wheels:
So not even me is perfect ;) But the training was ok and the bike feels really good. Happy with a quality bike instead of some cheap things that makes strange noises. Better with a good alu bike than a shitty carbon bike.
Didn’t feel so good last week and this easter weekend I’ve got my mum and sister her visiting so no biking. But glued my sparewheel yesterday and today afternoon it was time to try riding my roadbike again. Even got clothes that said Madone to make it easier:
Super weather to so first ride in without arm- and legwarmers and first roadride with my white Sidishoes :) Nicely matched with a pair of high white Kalas socks :)
Rode up north towards Åsgårdstrand and looked at the sea:
But not so easy as it looks, feels like I’ve never can ride easy alone. With my old Giro Ionos helmet after my Mavic helmet cracked:
In Åsgårdstrand there is a a ”climb” that starts with 10% but flattens out and the hole 1,7km climb is just 4% but hard enough for me and as I ridden there before I had to push a bit more to get new personal record. And I did, with 184 in average heart rate ;) Still a lot to do get to the top but nice climb to test the legs in. Rode a bit further into the countryside and found a nice long flat (a bit down maybe) section and felt good riding over 40km/h alone with bad legs :) Easier after I’ve passed the high way again and down to Sem. From Sem back to Tønsberg there is a around 3,5km total flat and straight road. Have to cross a road and make some small turns in the middle and over a bridge but like 15 altitude meters total. Tried to press hard and get some pace on that road instead of just whining about the wind and see how boring the road is.
Tired back to Tønsberg but felt nice to ride in the sun and be back on the bike. Made some small saddle adjustments in the beginning to and have to move the cleat on my left shoe a bit. Seat position is hard but feels really important