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a christian cyclist who loves light and good bicycles.

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Tomorrow I’m travelling to Belgium for a weekend of cycling and cycling :)

Riding climbs like this:

FLECHE WALLONNE

And flat parts like this:

And ending it all with looking at riders like this:

Can’t be other than a great success. Only sad part is that Emma Johansson isn’t riding Ronde van Vlaanderen on sunday :( Lizzie Armitstead and Zdenek Stybar for the win :D

The winners of yesterday

My favorite women road team is Boels-Dolmans, like a womens version of Etixx-Quick Step and super great one day race team. So got happy yesterday when Lizzie Armitstead won in front of the world champion at the World Cup Trofeo Binda:

And then watched the superhard race in Belgium, Gent – Wevelgem where you can see some videos from here: Peloton

The best helper in the peloton got a win, the guy who has been racing for many victories this year but never won. Yesterday Luca Paolini showed he’s fast and can win no matter age (older than you Camilla) and became the oldest winner of Gent-Wevelgem at 38 years:

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DNS at Keps Cup

Not the sunday I was hoping for. Was hoping for a fun XC race in Flottsbro on great trails (without rain).

Was raining when we came to Flottsbro and the course was super slippery. A lot of small sharp stones on the startloop and then rocks and roots all over the course. Great course but not for me today. My new shoes haven’t been perfect and tried a few different tweaks and has been almost good some days. Today it was a catastrophe, my right foot was squeezed under my left ankle and every time I lifted my rear wheel over something or standing up I felt it. Really hard the 2-3 times I had to take my foot down. So after riding a test lap I decided not to start. So instead I borrowed my saddle to a friend who broke his and stood on the side watching and taking some pictures.

Testlap here: Movescount

And here are the pictures from the race. If you want to use some, please link to my blog and I will be happy :)

And if someone is interested in a pair of Specialized S-Works XC shoes (used 105km) in size 42,5 with brand new inner soles, send me a comment:

Early Bird

I know I have a hard time to motivate me to train well after working so today I sat the alarm on 5.00 and did go for a ride before work :) Great now when it’s light outside and no rain today, just a bit of wet roads:

Rode out to Ingarö to try a climb I’ve heard about, sure it was a climb but all I thought of was Salhus and a 100min ride I used to do when I lived in Bergen. Then there was climbs, small but good and many riding along the coast. Check here if you want to see the track wintertime: Movescount

646 altitude meters in under 2h. Today I got 566 in 2h40min. Looking like this:

Map and stats of today: Movescount

The great thing riding in the morning without eating breakfast before (ate a bit while riding) is the taste of my breakfast. Today from Magnus Johanssons bakery with coffee from Johan & Nyström. Perfect energy before I started to work:

E3 Harelbeke and Luna Pro Team

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The two strongest riders today. Geraint Thomas attacked, Zdenek Stybar joined with Peter Sagan. The rest you can watch here:

And post-race quotes with Etixx:

Stybar wrote about it too, great race today. Zdenek Stybar Sad with the crash of Fabian Cancellara. Will be an odd ronde and Roubaix without Cancellara and Boonen.

And then we have Luna Pro Team. Presentation of their superteam 2015:

New BMC teamelite hardtail spotted

Julien Absalon won the World Championships on a full suspension but at the last race he have done this year he’s riding hardtail again. But a new one.

This is how the frame looked before, BMC teamelite:

And here is a couple of pictures of him and his new frame:

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Flat chainstay instead of going up at the back, a bigger carbon seattube at the bottom and just one top tube that gets bigger instead of being split in the connection with the seattube. That’s the changes I can see. There may be something special under the boots covering a bit of the seatstay and seattube too, anyone know?