You know the feeling when your friends is going for a ride and you don’t have a bike that suits?
Then Stockholm is perfect because it’s always someone else riding something else. Today I missed a nice gravelride but found Emil and got a nice roadride instead🙂
Going out to Strömma on Värmdö in easy tempo with Emil doing some intervals and even as it was wet and my bike ended like this,
it was a nice ride with roads getting dryer and dryer and our bikes was quiet even with all sand on them. As said Emil did some intervals and I kept his wheel while he did them and it felt nice cruising in 35-40km/h without a too big effort. On a couple of downhills when the pace went up I got feeling and ”attacked” a little. My Roval CLX64 is really nice when it starts to go a bit faster and the bike begs for attacks😉
Happy life on new roads for me. Exploring new places with friends on a bike is my favourite. Love to see new places and you see so much more riding a bike compared to driving a car.
On the way back I got to ride the new bridge to Kvarnholmen too, not sure if it was so nice but Stockholm with islands and all water is beautiful:
A great start of my wednesday while having free from work. Perfect weather for Café du Cycliste’s rain clothes too. Warm, dry and tight so felt fast🙂
Riding on trails full of leaves. Dry gravelroads with colourful trees:
Thinking about summer and beaches:
Dreaming about big houses next to a lake:
And having a fika at the best café:
Had a nice autumn ride with Emile yesterday as you can see.
Including the too be famous #EmileShortcut:
We drank a bit too, Etixx you know:
And finally we found the light in the darkness:
We ended up on gravelroads where you just have to push a bit extra. Rode asphalt for the fika and tried how good cyclocross is on rocky trails. The only thing we really missed out was riding on big roads with a lot of traffic. But that’s okey😉 It took us 1,5h too meet the first car on a road. I’m impressed how good gravelroads there are just outside Stockholm🙂
One of the worlds best sprinter, Kirsten Wild with help from the best national team seen in Women’s World Championships, The Netherlands got 2nd spot.
They chased down the breakaway, set up a pace with Annemiek van Vleuten that made it hard for many to keep up with and they delivered Wild to just finish it.
But it’s easy to go too hard, too early and from nowhere the 20 year Amalie Dideriksen passed even without electronic gears and aero helmet. Was awesome too see and I recommend everyone to watch the replay and see how a bikerace on a boring track without spectators should be won.
Congratulations Amalie Dideriksen, Denmark and Boels-Dolmans!
You know when you’re free, meeting up with nice friends at a new nice café and all ready to go for the perfect autumn cxride? Then Alexander got a puncture so we started with fixing that.
Riding to Djurgården and the dream began, awesome trails and the area feels like it’s made for autumn cross rides. Not for some Royal people to hunt on or riding horses😉 Flowy gravel tracks without roots and rocks. Was awesome until we came to Gärdet and Damian jumped over a cyclepath and got a flat on his dugast tubular.
He left for home as the repairspray didn’t work and left was me and Alexander who didn’t know the route. We rode a bit at the north Djurgården, checking the CX course for next week and ended with skipping Haga and crossed the city to end the ride together at Le Mond.
I rode the gravel along Årstaviken on my way home and it felt pretty nice. Nice autumn day
Awesome name as I did sleep over 1h extra compared to when I’m riding Le Peloton. It’s nice with friends that start work late and want to ride before. Met up with John and Patrik as the regulars at Hammarbybacken and then the new guy in the hoods, Martin Söderström did his first ride on his Crux. And Emile joined us too.
We did go fast up a climb, and sprint up two small climbs. Otherwise it felt pretty easy and just like a nice ride with great people🙂 Met a couple of other friends also out riding.
Emile had a photoshoot:
And as you see it was light, the best thing with riding a bit later🙂
It was such a ride you would expect to get a pretty slow time on the CXloop we did. Last time I did it Peloton style I got 1h4min and it didn’t feel good but I dropped Fredrik and caught Rille.
After Saturdays ride I felt maybe I should stop with cycling for a couple of weeks and take some autumn rest. But meanwhile I’m in a Challenge on Strava with Warsaw Cycling that I wanted to finish. 4 weeks.
My heart rate is always low the last rides, my speed is always low and the power the same. Everything explained by a lot of riding for a long time. But stop riding when the autumn is beautiful, the trails are dry and gravelrides like a dream? It’s too hard so instead I dropped all about pressure, riding faster and trying to keep up with the ones still being in good shape. Keeping cycling fun with focus on smiles and enjoying the beautiful autumn that I love.
This morning was such a ride with Magnus. MTB in Sickla on awesome trails without pushing the limits but just having fun on a nice spin in the morning🙂
I really can recommend riding mtb with a good friend and just having fun on great trails😀 Let the pressure be in Doha😉