Autumn ride after work

Last mtb training with the local club today. 10 riders so was just one group and I rode the day at the back to not ride too fast in the front 😉 Nice ride with a tempo that never made me lock my fork and was even riding the rear damper on Descend a lot today. Jsut playing around without having to ride slow. Great tempo.

Happy enough to even made to really hard and technical climbs. On the last one with a lot of stones I was slipping a lot but got grip and got up 🙂 Fun when it feels impossible at a moment and still make it 🙂

Gathering after a climb and changing guide:

Really nice with a full suspension bike on the climbs 🙂 Gets dark early now so was a bit to dark in the end but okey. Back home after 1h54min effective time 🙂 Aiming for a long nice CXride tomorrow 😀

Map and stats: Movescount

new fork: DT XMM OPM 140 27,5″

Knowing you’re riding around with a fork at 2000g is a hard just that. A lot of weight that should go up climbs.

So I got a new fork, a DT XMM OPM 140mm and saved 464g 😀

But a heavier QR as my Tune DC15 (35g) only works for Fox forks (for sale if you want to buy it)

the fork got a lock-out that almost locks the fork completely out and a rebound adjustment on top. Pretty simple but felt nice. So no my bike is down under 11,3kg. Wheelset next.

Will be lighter than my old Liteville was after I changed wheelset too. Even when the frame is almost 400g heavier. Link to the Liteville here: Liteville 301 by cerrol

around in Barkåker

Thought of riding with CK Jarlsberg today and met up with the fast group. The slow group was way to slow for me last week. They said they should ride fast in the fast group today and that wasn’t a joke. trying to hang with them at 186 in heart rate on a flat gravel path. Peaked 193 on a flat place.

Had to drop a bit but wasn’t alone. When we came out to next forest I got dropped and they didn’t stop and wait in crossings like they said. Thought that I don’t care as it still was to fast for me and mostly gravel so rode alone. With a view sometimes:

Fixed a bit with the reboud and it felt even better. Never been good in tuning dampers to fit well but learning.

After going around a bit there the phone rang and the leader of the group wondered where I was. Said like it was as I didn’t knew which way the rode and rode alone instead as I didn’t wanted to be behind all the time. They said they should ride slower afterwards but wasn’t sure if I should believe them so said I rode alone instead. Couldn’t find a reason to trust a guy saying one thing first and doing something else.

Rode back to the forest close to here. Got some help sitting on a wheel to a nice girl on a road bike. Good speed until I got on the singletrack again. Down a really nice downhill with a bike that really performed and felt really fast and fun. A bit flat and then up on asphalt before a slippery climb. slippery dirt and gravel so had to walk some meters.

Up I took the usual downhill home with some tricky sections. Managed it perfect, never done so good before so was fun 🙂

Bike in XC mode today, 68° head angle and Tune bottle cage:

When changing angles on the Trek Slash it didn’t feel so good but on my Remedy it made a good difference. Think I will use both modes.

Map and stats: Movescount