too wet sundayride

Next winter I will have disc brakes, and fenders, studded tires when needed.

Was supposed to be 4 riders today but 2 didn’t come because of the weather. Snowed last night and was plus degrees so melted and it was wet everywhere. Didn’t stop me and Sara for a 4h ride. Rode out to Ingarö and around there for the first time, always nice with new roads but today it would have been nicer to lay in the sofa and watch a movie instead. Looked like this:

And I tried a selfie again. If you press the picture to get it bigger you can see my phone and Sara in my glasses ;)

When we came back to Sickla Sara didn’t have enough time so steered towards Älta to get some extra time. Sara turned around after 7-8min but I thought it was funnier to continue than going back and same way home. Continued to Älta and Sköndal on my way home. :)

Home with dirty clothes and feets that didn’t like me at all ;) But 4h45min on a februaryday is nice :) Map and stats here: Movescount

How to drop weight from a light roadbike

Once you had a light bike it’s hard to have a heavier. Always hard to go cheaper or not as good. My Caad10 at 5,74kg was really light but not perfect in every way. Tufo tires isn’t good compared to high end FMB or Vittoria Corsa SC, Aligator Mini I-Link wirehousing is squeeking and sometimes a nightmare, alu cassette doesn’t gear as good as a Dura-Ace.

But 5,74kg is a lot less than 6,68kg. My Specialized Allez is pretty light compared to many other bikes but compared to my Caad10 it’s heavy. Being aware of how things should work and how things shouldn’t be is good in many ways. I won’t buy a bike with BB90 again or too light things.

Sitting and thinking about wheels. On my Allez I now have a set with low alu Ambrosio Crono F20 rims with Dt Comp spokes and Tune Mig/Mag hubs. 1410g with heavy but springready Vittoria Pavé 27mm tires on. They aren’t fast, not so light but strong, comfortable and great for bad roads.

Knowing I can’t afford a pair of AX-Lightness wheels I’m looking for something a bit cheaper but good and light. Like Corima Viva:

32mm rims that both are available as complete 1190g wheels like this or just rims. Building them with a pair of new Tune Mig 70/Mag 170 hubs with Sapim CX Super spokes would result in a wheelset around 1000g. Adding a pair of 22mm FMB Competition CX tires at around 220g/each on that and I will save a lot of weight, over 500g. Or just a set of 1151g Tune Schwarzbrenner 38t:

Or you got a great alternative on good, light and not too expensive wheels for me?

Throwback Thursday

Found a couple of old pictures from 2007 and 2008. 2007 in Landskrona racing for Åstorps CK:

DSC_7281 Jonas på språng DSC_7287 - Jonas igen

And from Borås CA’s mtb race in 2008:

jonas varvar

And in the first climb of Mörksuggejakten 2008:


Just for fun I will add a picture from Ymerracet 2009 too. Look at the bike ;)

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It’s a bit funny too. At the race in Borås in 2008 I bought the Drylane Bib’s seen at Mörksuggejakten 2008 from Allebike from which I have a bottle from on the first two pictures in 2007 ;). As it was wet and muddy at Ymerracet 2009 (was on a saturday) and I didn’t had any mudtires I ordered a pair on Facebook late friday evening from Allebike too. Great store that really are into racing :D

Faster Le Peloton

Spring is getting closer and closer and the speed gets higher and higher. Today I had the same problem as last sunday, my gears are to easy and I had problems keeping up. Not the fastest guys today so could hang on wheels longer time than earlier and when I got dropped I continued to ride until we came back to Enskede so never any easy riding. Great training but shorter trainingtime than usual ;)

From this morning outside Urban Deli:

Map and stats: Movescount 28,7km/h average on the Le Pelotonpart.

the best Time!

comes from France. There are things that are hard to explain, art is one of those things and when you produce art that is working perfect for something then you really succeeded. In my dreams it’s always place for a Time VXRS World Star Ulteam bike:

The later more aero RXR is always cool and when meeting an owner of one I’m always impressed:

Even last year on Eurobike there was a roadbike that got my attention that everybody doesn’t understand. Time Skylon, the latest superbike by Time:

They are so cool, and so much technology behind so not just someone that makes cool bikes. And the craftmanship behind, impressive is a too small word, this is phenomenal. Just watch how they do it: