XCO SM Course

Went to try the XCO course for the weekends National Championship today with a friend. Ended with riding first lap with another friend in good shape until Eskil joined us. Hard climbs if you ask me and super downhills, big change from their normal Hallbyrundan course at the same place.

First technical thing called Kings Landing:

Second that isn’t on a video is a nice drop where you can pass people riding the outside line:

Last big thing is the thing called The Wall. As the name says it’s very steep with a steep landing. Feels best when going slow over it, tried to lift my front wheel a bit more on the third lap and I landed to far down:

Here from today:

With a not so good picture of Ville riding it:

Dropper post rules ;) And as Elna Dahlstrand write between the lines, this course suits double chainring pretty good ;)

My slow stats from today: Movescount

XC Marathon SM course

Swedish National XCM Championship is in less than 2 weeks. I rode the course with a friend yesterday. Really nice trails and really hard climbs on the second part.

Rode with a friend that learned me some things about bikes. Erik Jonsson. The guy who learnt me to use bartape for grip on a mtb.

He seemed to have a fun morning when I was suffering, hard climbs that probably will make the results for the Nationals. He rode with Bike Ahead wheels with 2″ Racing Ralph tubulars, I used Bontrager AM wheels with 2,4″ X-King. That’s what I blame ;) or just not as good trained as he is. Great weather and super singletrails made it up a bit :D

Map and stats from yesterday: Movescount

Today it looks like I will ride the XCO National course for the weekend :)

roadbiking, like 2 years ago

2 years since I last rode a road bike here around where my mum lives. Today I got company of a friend and we rode 40km around the two Hålsjöarna (lakes close to here) on small roads where it shouldn’t be any cars but was a couple.

A bit cloudy but we missed the rain and the 86min went pretty good. Maybe I’m getting into some kind of shape again :) New crankset with 172,5mm arms instead of 175 and 6,5mm slimmer Q-factor. Felt really nice. Great with 25mm Vittoria Corsa SC tires too :)

Änggården Gothenburg

First time in Änggården today. Seen a lot and heard some of the forest. Flowy trails with a lot of hills. Super nice and my bike felt awesome for the type of riding.

Really fun to meet a friend that I haven’t met since 2008.

4 riders and perfect weather. Said it will be an Enduro race in august, think it will be great with not too long climbs and fast flowy downhills with some tricky sections.

No picture or stats today, don’t have a good connection for my watch here so have to wait for monday

saving weight or just getting good looking? New helmet

Really like Giro helmets and my Ionos has been almost nice. Used a small which have worked when it’s not to warm or to cold. Size small which is on the edge for me so used it all open and without any space for a cycling cap or anything under. Now when it’s been warm I noticed it more as the pads get more compressed and can’t handle the sweat as well as a normal helmet should.

My boss at Veloshop sorted this out:

Got a Rudy Project Windmax from Veloshop :D In a size that will fit with a cycling cap under or not. Pretty lightweight too:

Saved 40g over my old Giro Ionos:

So now I’m ready to ride my bike in the summer, autumn, winter and spring :)