The missing 6

I’ve bought some bad bikes, and I’ve have had some really good bikes. A bike that got a special place in my heart is the Cannondale SystemSIX:

First roadbike in carbon (at least a bit), first roadbike with classic handlebar, first roadbike with high profile carbon rims, first roadbike with FMB tires. I even still got the rear derailleur and saddle from it ;)

videotuesday!

First things first. Highlights from Trans Schwarzwald almost a month ago:

And then the first big European CX race of the season with winners like Eva Lechner and Francis Mourey. Not so many racing with disc brakes.

Ending is the biggest MTB event this week. Perskindol Swiss Epic. An epic stage race in Switzerland with a lot of big mountains. Here is a video from the Prologue in Verbier:

And here is from the 1st stage, today:

Langevatnet CX-style

A day free and good weather. Perfect to try a new place to ride at. Me and my mum was walking at a place called Langevatnet some weeks ago, a nice area with a lot of small gravel and forest roads. Perfect for CX was my thought.

Me and Steffen (on a mtb) rode and tried today. Found some nice roads:

me too:

But then we also found some bad road. A really muddy place first where I better grip than I thought I should have and managed a short steep rocky climb afterwards. Felt like it was better grip with my 34mm Challenge Grifo tires with 2,5 bar then my X-King 2,4″ on my Remedy, hmm.

Followed a road that became a singletrack, ended up here:

Not good for riding a CX or even a mtb ;) went back and took another way and found nice singletrack (for mtb) on the way back.

Rode a bit on a new gravel road that was really nice down from Langevatnet and took the asphalt back to Tønsberg. Great place to ride to if you want to ride a bit longer and train for a marathon race example. Laying on a hill to with a climb steep enough to make 38-25 to hard gearing ;)

Back home and ready to wash my bike, was a bit muddy:

Autumn ride after work

Last mtb training with the local club today. 10 riders so was just one group and I rode the day at the back to not ride too fast in the front ;) Nice ride with a tempo that never made me lock my fork and was even riding the rear damper on Descend a lot today. Jsut playing around without having to ride slow. Great tempo.

Happy enough to even made to really hard and technical climbs. On the last one with a lot of stones I was slipping a lot but got grip and got up :) Fun when it feels impossible at a moment and still make it :)

Gathering after a climb and changing guide:

Really nice with a full suspension bike on the climbs :) Gets dark early now so was a bit to dark in the end but okey. Back home after 1h54min effective time :) Aiming for a long nice CXride tomorrow :D

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