This is how it all begins. A bridge, a sunrise and then a lot of cool fast people. Did Morningspins on Djurgården this morning and I couldn’t picked a better morning. Blame on my wide tires and heavy legs from yesterday that I couldn’t keep up all the way around the 3 laps but it was great training 🙂 Looked a bit like this by Hagen, Klas and Jacob:
Pure magic. And a great fika afterwards:
Compared to Le Peloton Morningspins is over faster and just after 8 I got to Hammarby Sjöstad and almost work. But Patrik asked me yesterday if I wanted to join for breakfast so called him, just on his way out so we met up and did go on an adventure ride for a proper Sequoia breakfast 😉 Rode gravel, singletrack, crossed some ice and rode (Patrik) endurolines downhil.
Then we climbed a mountain and had breakfast watching out over a lake like this:
A super morning all over the place. Like this: Strava
or the 3000km pass. Passed 3000km ridden this year on the way to Le Peloton this morning 🙂 And my Sequoia passed 5000km on the way home from work. Never ridden a winterbike so far before so maybe it will give some results.
And seeing this picture missing me, Emil and Stefan is showing spring is here 😀 15 riders, mostly without studs and not everything in the wardrobe to keep warm. Today was fast, my fastest time this year and even when me, Fredrik and Michael got dropped in Storkällan it went fast. The fastest Emil and Nils was on studded tires which helped the rest of us a bit but they were really strong and fast as usual, maybe I had too wider tires? But today I didn’t just tried to hold wheels, I was in the front some times and even attacked on the climb up to Hellas just because I could. Not my smartest move but after I did the test on Aktivitus last Sunday I thought I need to push harder and push the limits higher. The knowing of that there is more to give when you feel tired is really good.
But in Storkällan I couldn’t keep up with Emil and Nils when they sailed away. Me and Fredrik became a chasing duo and on Flatenvägen the headwind hit us hard, never ridden there with so much headwind before. But we kept on as fast as we could and even passed 3 others who had taken the Älta shortcut.
Too tired to sprint so Fredrik got todays 3rd place and I was just happy to finish 😉
While I felt like a pro this weekend you can watch the pro’s here 🙂 Been testing me today at Aktivitus and I was right about some things and wrong about some, really interesting and thankful for Skoda Cycling Team supporting me 🙂 More on that when I get the results I forgot.
Until then you have to watch the women race from earlier today. Great racing but still no win for Annemiek van Vleuten 😦
Today it all started. Met the team at Bosön and got some cool clothes and equipment. Got to listen to some smart people like Mattias Reck:
And got to know some cool people. 15 ambassadors and 15 ”random” cyclists that all should ride together around Swedens 2nd biggest lake in less than 8h. I am really liking the pro style of it all. Like the Sport director of Joker-Icopal, Gino, just takes for granted that everyone will do their part proper. Like a leader should. And Skoda gives us the right conditions for it 🙂
How I looked last year on Vättern:
How I will look this year with helmet and glasses from POC and Skoda design on the Verge clothes instead of She Rides:
This is 10g I could save but building a bike ready to use so a bottle cage is a must. A bottle cage needs to hold the bottle and I would never use a bad one just because it’s light. This new Wasserträger from Tune should be good and light, a good combo.
Now I’m just missing 1(!) package to start and finish this awesome build. 😀 Looking forward
A late post from yesterdays ride instead of sleeping for tomorrows ride. Not riding so much this week because I was in Denmark and just got home today and will meet Skoda Cycling Team on Saturday and do a test on Sunday. But maybe it’s good for me 😉
The winter came back and yesterday morning it was a lot of snow, so much I had to walk over Skurubron. And didn’t have time to pass work with my backpack. Missing on the picture is Thomas so 6 strong riders impressed me with that kind of weather.
Me and Fredrik thought the Saltsjö-Duvnäs part was too bad and it ended with all riding just to Älta. Half of us rode around Storkällan.
I didn’t have any luck in the snow, first with roadpedals and snow. Touched my fender a bit in the beginning so lost a part, went okey riding without. But when my foot got into it again in Älta towards Storkällan it got all loose. Stopped, dismounted the fender and put it a close by garbage bin. Tired of them getting loose, missing my Plug’n’play from last year, they are the best and most stable fenders I tried.
Me and Fredrik skipped Storkällan and tried to ride the rest proper. Flatenvägen was all snowy so wasn’t so fast but we did it. Finally we made it to Le Mond. Not the funniest ride I’ve done, really want spring now 😉