Vaxholm and Ingarö

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Joined a group of fast cyclists this morning and went to Vaxholm. First time on my Tarmac this year and it is as good as I remembered, agile is the word.

Sporting my new kit I won on Strava from Warsaw Cycling too. Like Anders said on a mtb ride once it can be good to have one slower with you too keep the tempo down. Today I survived thanks to Petra and it felt a bit smarter too not to ride too fast as when we came to Gustavsberg on the way back we joined another group. Cafecycling Le Mond guys rode to Ingarö and we joined them too, was good weather so should ride a bit further 😉

Petra took a shortcut back to Le Mond and maybe that was the smartest. Out to Ingarö and then the first 10km went over 40km/h. And then we got headwind :p Rode an extra loop before going back to Gustavsberg and the first fika. After the fika we took the longest road back… Last loop around Skuru wasn’t feeling so good but seemed like the others also was a bit tired 😉

Finally back to Le Mond for some food, watching Gent-Wevelgem for a while and having my last cinnamon roll:

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Headwind on the way home so 2 PR and a happy tired Jonas 🙂 Awesome start of the roadbike season and so thankful for all my friends helping me to enjoy life 😀

Map and stats: Strava

Le Peloton #145

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More sun for us 🙂 After a fast Peloton on Wednesday and some hard efforts on Djurgården yesterday I had an easy morning today. Rolled the shortest loop with a big group of riders. It feels like my heartrate is lower than usual, maybe I got a bit of shape somehow. Was really easy for me today and just what I wanted 🙂 But also really cold which I didn’t want and had a bit too thin gloves.

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At the start a bit after these picture we where 19 riders today too. Will next Wednesday be the first one this spring with over 20 riders? I’m aiming for riding my roadbike next week and we talked a bit today of changing to the longer standard loops and groups. 🙂

Map and stats from today: Strava

And ending with a tip, inCycle with a video about La Fabrica and Service Course in Girona:

Blue Lightning #9 – Berk Composites Motika

Some packages are more fun to open than others. Custom is always on top. When I started my Epic ht project I thought of getting an AX-Lightness Leaf saddle with a Tune seatpost. But then I thought of Berk Composites who I’ve seen made some combos and also tried to get a combo from 5-6 years ago.

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Now I got one 😀

It’s lighter than my other saddles:

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After been using Specialized Phenom, Toupe, Romin, Power and Henge I found out that the hole in the middle is pretty good and I never had a better saddle than my Toupe saddles. Berk Lupina is a bit like it with grove in the middle and almost flat. Also in my width.

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Clean and ”simple” but so advanced in the same time. Now I’m just waiting for the last part until we will see how this ends 😉

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Mounted roadtires on my Sequoia yesterday to keep up with John. Today on the Peloton the bike felt pretty fast 😉

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Specialized S-Works Turbo 24/26mm is a bit faster than Trigger 38mm cxtires :p

And with a lot of people today, yearly record:

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Per on roadbike sat off with Nils and Emil. Anders came up and they formed a nice team time trail for the rest of the ride. Me and Oliwer was up a few times but except that they did the work and the rest of us tried to hang on. 8-9 riders at the finish with Anders taking the sprint. I got a PR on the loop so really happy 😀

Celebrated with breakfast:

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Map and stats: Strava

New road weekend

Last weekend I said in an interview with Skoda Cycling Team that I like to come out and see new places with my cycling.

This weekend just passed I did so. Went out with some friends to discover some nice gravelroads on Ingarö that was too icy last time:

And tried the asphalt down to Eknäs:

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Yesterday it was a bit of the same but a different place, new bike and other friends:

Rode from Mullsjö up to Vitared and had a look at Vättern:

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Henrik as my guide, friend and so on. Jerker and Sören left home just after the view. Me and Henrik continues on some small gravel roads, sometimes really good and sometimes bad. Some old roads I’ve been riding many years ago and some new to connect them. Passed epic place like Fläskås:

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And we enjoyed the best part with riding around Mullsjö. Small roads without traffic in the middle of nowhere:

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As I couldn’t bring my bike on the train for yesterdays ride I borrowed a bike. So Thank you Tommy and Öster Cykel for borrowing me a fun Cannondale Slate for the ride:

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And to Patrik who I borrowed a couple of pedals from that I forgot 😉

Map and stats from Saturday: Strava

Map and stats from Sunday: Strava

Le Peloton #143

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It looked warm and dry this morning. After 2 hard days I had a plan of riding easy the shortest loop with Magnus. And I did with company by a couple of others too and it went great until Älta. Then the rain everyone thought not should come came. Not just some drops but a lot. Water all over both from the sky and from the wheel in front of me. On the last stretch from Skarpnäck I got enough, went into the front and didn’t stop going until the sign came and the others have dropped 😉 So cold my hands had trouble move and it felt like a mess when we came to Le Mond. Washed my face and tried to heat up my hands a bit in the sink.

Got saved by breakfast and a nice blanket. Everyone looked just wet and frozen. Happily I got to sit and get warm again and got company by a friend who is in Stockholm over the weekend. Nice to catch up sometimes, so many good friends all over 🙂

Of course the rain stopped pretty fast and it was almost sunny when I rode to work…

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My bike got a wash and I had a warm shower 🙂 Really like the Sequoia even when it’s not as fast as a Diverge.

Map and stats: Strava