I know my limitations and when it was talking about a 137km ride with start at 10 with fast people I thought of something else. Didn’t want to ride until the darkness arrived and didn’t want to bonk halfway.
Instead my best gravelguide Emile made a 73km route around Bornsjön which me, Emile and Petra started. Going along Mälaren in the beginning is always a success and the gravel at Bornsjön is really nice. Some singletrack to spice it up and walking down a never ending stair made the Emileroute complete. Always need to walk a bit and always need to hate some roots :p
Mostly beautiful and fun road with ice on one side, we did it English style and rode on the left side 😉 Even when all of us had studs.
First ride this winter where I got use of both my Café du Cycliste wintertights and innergloves too, felt warm and cozy in the beginning but a bit warm in the end. Started with a vest on but it gets warm when I’m out of shape so went off pretty fast 😉
All in all a great Saturday with some tiredness in the end and after Emile left home it was just Alex who joined in Slagsta who had some powers left 😉
Map and stats: Strava (I recommend to copy the route 🙂
My biggest mistake this week was not to mount back my fenders after the ride on friday with Camilla. Today I met Therese and Camilla for ride to Taxinge (read Bornsjön) and after the wet snowing yesterday and temperatures above zero it was really wet today. The ride got shorter and Camilla turned home a bit earlier. Edited a little video from the ride:
We got really cold and wet but should ride around Bornsjön more often. Will try to do a nice time around the lake this spring I think 😉 Or join Valhall when they go there. Boring roads out of the city but nice lap. My style today: