Le Peloton #162

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You know when you get that good feeling and then it just disappear?

Today started like this:

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Motivation high and thought I would be fast after 2 restdays. At Järnvägspizza I got Emil’s wheel and passing the field at over 50km/h without passing threshold felt like a great start. Then my left leg stiffened and didn’t wanted to be pushing anymore, managed to keep up with the group until Österviksbacken but not up. Rode up alone and turned around at the intersection. Easy spin until the group caught me after Ektorp again. Hanged on to Älta and Col du Storkällan. The steep part went under control and it felt alright. On top where the speed always get’s to high I felt good and when I saw 3 riders break away I went around and tried to pull them back. A big pull to be me and one more at Flaten. A bit to long I think because I didn’t manage to keep up when I got passed 😉 Dropped again but better getting dropped after a hard pull than when the body doesn’t want to work.

A spin in to Cykelcafé Le Mond and we got a lovely breakfast in the sun. Until everyone left for they so called work 😉 and I was left alone again. Missing Emile and Sara that could stay a bit longer.

Map and stats: Strava

Le Peloton #154

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With this group I did me first full loop of 2017 🙂 Not superfast today but I wasn’t dropped and was in front 5-6 times. If it depends on my speedsuit or not I don’t know but I’m satisfied

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Got in front just at the last climb so worst position for the sprint but that wasn’t in my plan anyway. In my plan was a nice breakfast in the sun:

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A happy start of the day so to speak 🙂

Map and stats: Strava

Le Peloton #138

You know when it’s cold, the legs and body is slow and the time flies. When friends just floating away and you can’t do anything to keep up. The times where you think of why do I do this? What’s the purpose…

It met up with the fast usuals:

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Emil came too. Way too fast for me today in -6° C and I dropped before Nacka Forum, turned around and rode alone around Älta.

But was it all for this breakfast at Le Mond:

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No, not just but a part of it.

Going out 5.35 in the morning and ride my bike was a win, meeting great friends was a win, breakfast was a win. And knowing that those 32km will make a difference in the summer when you need to get your mind together and just keep on going.

I want to be a guy never giving up, want to have the mind on my side and I want to have the legs needed to enjoy beautiful and hard rides. Like the one 2 guys did from Menton to Col de Turini: From Sand to Snow

Map and stats from a step ahead: Strava