Le peloton #153 and Stuttgart 

A long day started like this

Didn’t have any good legs today either so decided pretty fast to join group 3. Not the best cooperation but we managed an average of just under 35km/h with around 5 guys in the end. 

Then after a day at work I’ve been traveling stressed on a late buss, calm on the train and later enjoying life with 1st class SAS flights down to Stuttgart in Germany. Here over the weekend for some variation, interesting riding and exploring a bit more of the black forest. Are you close write a comment and join me for a ride or coffee 🙂 

Berk barcombo

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Finally it arrived, the 2nd part ordered for my Epic. The barcombo made by Berk Composites. 720mm wide with a 80mm stem:

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Saved almost 200g compared to the bar and stem I borrowed and the bike should be under 8kg even with heavy Candy pedals 😀

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Looks pretty fat with 38mm wide flat stem too, almost like a Syntace Flatforce but lighter and with a smaller angle.

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The front matches the rear 😀

Le Peloton #149

Calm before the storm:

le peloton

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No matter if it was a terrorist attack or just some stupid guy stealing a truck and driving into people I won’t be frightened. Terrorist attacks is about scaring people. I feel sorry for the injured and killed people but I still think good of people no matter belief and no matter how many idiots that steal trucks and drive into people close to me.

So like many other mornings I started this one with Le Peloton with happy faces. It went a little bit better for me than Wednesday but couldn’t keep up all the way so skipped the Fisksätra loop together with Christian and Jorge. I was in front 2-3 times but nothing to brag about as most of my time I just thought of hanging onto the wheel in front of me. Or get up to the first group the 2 times people made gaps…

I got a PR at Värmekraftverket where I passed the peloton and I got really tired in the end. Awesome. Ended up putting our bikes together:

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And having a nice breakfast at Le Mond:

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So let’s keep on living a good life and make the best of the situation. Don’t be scared, people are friendly on the inside!

Map and stats: Strava

New helmet day and finetuning

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I finally got my new Specialized S-Works Prevail II helmet today, ready for racing 😀

And yesterday my new stem arrived home (from work). Used a 3T Arx II last year with a stupid T30 torx at the back, didn’t like it and sold it after the season. But wanted a clean 90mm -17° stem and while Zipp Service Course SL may look good it’s a bit pricey. So found the cheapest stem that met my criterias:

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Pro LT 😉 Looked at the more expensive Pro stems but none was available in the right size. And this does its job perfect, felt good testing it today 🙂 We’ll see how long I have it until I upgrade to an Extralite or something like that…

UCIWWT Ronde van Vlaanderen

Last time I blogged about a World Tour race it ended the same way. Last year it was Boels-Dolmans who dominated the Women World Tour but not this year, seems like many more riders are up for the win and Team Sunweb is the team to beat:

  1. Coryn Rivera – Team Sunweb
  2. Gracie Elvin – Orica-Scott
  3. Chantal Blaak – Boels-Domans
  4. Annemiek Van Vleuten – Orica-Scott