Le Peloton #37

The regular start of a wednesday in Stockholm:

Only difference is my bike without wires and colour😉

Except that I’m missing the extra punch it felt pretty good today. Felt good up Fisksätra and for the first time I managed to hang on in the climb from Saltsjö-Duvnäs to the roundabout in Ektorp🙂 Usually get dropped when it flattens out after the steep part.

After Hästhagen we where a group who got dropped from the 4(?) in the front. Rille tried to make everyone go around but didn’t work so good. Kudos to him. Can’t understand people who attacks instead of just help keeping the pace high. Tried to go around too when people in front of me did. Will try to get better on friday and push harder and help more. Got real tired as usual and was a bit nice to go a shorter way to Hammarby Sjöstad and Magnus Johanssons bakery instead of Söder today, but far from as nice place and good breakfast.

Bikes had to stay outside:

But pretty okey weather, but no real summer:

This post could also be about the best bike. My Trek Madone 6.2 I had last year was super in many ways but felt like the frame had a too low toptube and didn’t feel it so well. Today I rode a Specialized S-Works Tarmac Di2 Disc, a size too big after some consulting after work but the ride.

The Tarmac frame is a bit better handling than everything I’ve ridden before and carbon is better then alu like my Allez or an Caad10. It feels a bit soft but answers on everything better so it’s just the feeling of carbon that is stiff in the right way. the Roval CLX 40 disc is maybe not as stiff as Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate but with better comfort and for a better price. Hydraulic disc brakes is just better, maybe I don’t need it but I want it, love the feel. Di2 is smooth and a bit fun but wouldn’t buy it.

The bike wasn’t extreme but better then good. The perfect combination without anything extreme. A bit odd but feels like it’s worth a bit extra as it costs.

Map and stats from today: Strava

2 thoughts on “Le Peloton #37

  1. Does the seatpost have as much for and aft adjustment possiblity as it looks? And is it available to buy without the bike?

    Nice of you to compare it with my reference bike (i.e. caad10).
    /Jonas

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