A try to get fast, intervals with a Pro

It’s said you get fast if you do intervals, doing so with a fast rider like Edvin would be a winning concept. Met up with Edvin here in Borås this morning:

Rode to Kinna and back with what I thought was 5 6min intervals. The first one which I managed to sit on Edvins wheel on was just a warm up. Hmm. The ”real” 4 I claimed on wheel in the beginning but got dropped pretty fast. It was hard but fun to see the difference between us. and happy that there is a lot of difference too. ;)

Great to ride on roads where I’ve been traveling with car and driving on many many times but never ridden on before. Passing the house I grew up in too and talking memories.

A great morning ride which made my legs feel alive, or just waste :p

map and stats: Strava

A sunny sundayride with the girls

Sometimes it’s good to just ride easy and enjoy the nature we got. Have had a great day with three girls from She Rides today north of Stockholm on small beautiful roads. Ann-Sofie was our guide and had planned a great ride. Noor kept the mood of everyone on top all the time. Emelie pushed her limits the way we like it.

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We missed the rain and ended with a nice fika. Nothing to complain on :D

Map and stats: Strava

And thanks to Cykelspecialisten i Sickla a.k.a Specialized Concept Store Stockholm for the great bike: Tarmac Expert:

Le Peloton #38

Last ride on the borrowed Tarmac this morning. Met up with a few others:

Just one group and mostly strong riders. But not so many helping keeping the speed high. Was hard today but up to Fisksätra it felt ok even when the heart rate was high and I didn’t keep up with the fastest in the last climb. Dropped back a bit up to the Ektorp roundabout but people to keep up and for me to sit on the wheel of.

A gap up Hellas but Rille and a little bit of me got back up afterwards and hanged on to Älta. Was up in front for a bit but up Lindalen I was just cooked. 5 guys got away with me and another guy from CK Valhall chasing behind but lost more than we gained. We rode together the last part sharing the work, not so fast but worked good together.

Ended at the place to be a wednesday and friday morning. bikecafé Le Mond:

A bit cold but sun is sun ;)

Had changed stem on the Tarmac today for a bit better fit and it felt better :) Great to try one for real before buying and it feels so great balanced, a fun bike that works for riding fast with. Even with a weight of 7,26kg ;) Mine will be a bit lighter, better looking and even better working, but with one wire more.

Map and stats from today: Strava

Thüringen Rundfahrt and European Championships

Sometimes a 2nd place can be a win. Emma Johansson came 2nd today after she got outsprinted by a girl just sitting on the wheel before. Highlights from the last stage today:

And the European Championships in MTB and Trail started in Italy today with Team Relay. 11th place for Sweden isn’t anything to smile for but can smile for Manuel Fumic and Germany: