Ice creamride to Mariefred with Le Mond

The summer is here and is there anything better than have a long day planned outside in the sun then? Started at 10 at bikecafé Le Mond with and ice cream and coffee and met up with todays riders going to Mariefred. Social cycling in the sun and then the ferry back with dinner :)

Rode down to Skanssundet and got a 2nd ice cream :) Continued to the best riding part of the day. Gravel in awesome condition and a long one :) Me and Patch felt like we where in heaven and had to give some extra gas :D

To Mariefred for the days 3rd ice cream and checking the lake temperature :)

Super day on the bike with great people. A fun thing is that of us who rode the long way it was more women then men ;) Map and stats of the riding: Movescount

And here is pictures from me, Sandra, Jimmie, Kalle and Emil:

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Le Peloton #32 and Tim Johnson

Today was a hard morning. First to Saltsjö-Duvnes it was a gap to the small first group and I tried to close it but didn’t work, 2 passed me and one guy was trying to close it. No one helped him. Hard without closing before Fisksätra after the sprint.

Then on the way back I was in front a short time. Got dropped after sitting to far behind up Ektorp. We caught the first group at a redlight before Nacka Forum. Then I sat in a good position through Sickla and felt ok up Hellas. Went into the front once again for a short bit but had a hard time afterwards hanging on. After Älta up Lindalen I got dropped big time, was cooked and alone. Rode the rest by myself to Le Mond to rescue the day with a good breakfast.

CK Valhall skinsuit today trying to save some energy (that I didn’t have):

Map and stats: Movescount

If you instead of reading about me suffering want to see USA’s coolest cyclocrossrider going all over, watch the latest episode of Cannondale Slate advert:

mtb+road with friends in the sun can just be AWESOME :D

Started the day with SCS Breakfast Club with these guys:

Had some flow and it was fun even when it was wet :)

Was up on Hammarbybacken trying to find my boss for a while too, hard life:

After we found each other Magnus god an arrow in his helmet:

It was so hard we had to have a fika before work.

After work I met up with some other friends on road and was supposed to ride easy. Rode stylish at least almost hidden:


The one and only Kalle shot a picture from his hip:

I turned around a bit keep Isa company fixing a flat the easy way, skills:

Then I finally came back home. No KOM but one 4th place going 29,4km/h up a 9% climb ;)

Keeping it with class today thanks to Specialized S-Works, Cafe du Cycliste, Gelatosocks and Oakley:

Thanks for me, thank God for the weather and thank you friends for being friends and making life a bit better than I’m worth :D Good night and welcome to Le Peloton tomorrow

Great news: Specialized Crux 2016!

Some news I like more than others. After seen the Crux Sport E5 disc earlier:

With QR and 2×11 I wanted something more. Here is some spy shots of a new Crux carbon with thru axles which we like:

But it’s not a productionbike. What made me happy is this, which can be my new cx, so good does it seem to be :)

Crux Elite X1 Carbon:

Thru axles, Rival 1 group, carbon frame in a cool colour. It will be awesome! :D

Official video about Venge ViAS and about 6

Specialized showing us the new Venge ViAS their way:

and then the new shoes from Specialized. S-Works 6 which got a new heelcup (like in the blue/fluo s-works?) and some new material:

And like Bont have had for a while and Giro got a pair of laced shoes called Sub6. Specializeds most aero shoe with a aero cover:

More info and pictures: Bikeradar

Le Peloton #31

If it was good last week this was a bad one. Rained all night but not when I woke up this morning :) Rode to Urban Deli and met up with the others for Le Peloton at 6.00.

16 riders today so the bad weather has a big impact. With just one really fast guy so it was going to be a difficult morning and it was. Got dropped a bit before Fisksätra together with another guy. Turned around and rolled easy on my way back so they could catch me and I got another go. Got caught just before Nacka Forum and it went pretty fast with Rille in front. Got some help after the roundabout in Sickla so got back up and hanged on and even was in front once on the road to Älta. But it wasn’t a smooth ride.

Up the Lindalsclimb a couple of guys got dropped and made a too big gap for me to close. Made a second group (just Rille and Niklas in front) and rode on good to Skarpnäck where a bus ”helped” us get together again.

Full speed on the last straight and then it was over. No good feeling but I did it and hopefully I can do it better next time.

Ended of course with a good breakfast at Le Mond, inside today as the summer is gone.