New bike day to Vaxholm

My sore body wasn’t liking the idea of riding gravel today so instead I joined some friends for an easy caféride around Vaxholm. Went up a bit earlier to finish my cafébike:

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My Colnago C40 is finished! 7,16kg Italian beauty that rode like a dream. The C40 was the first carbon fibre bike in the pro peloton and was around from 1994 to the latest version (mine) in 2004. So how good is a 13 year old roadbike? It’s really good, really happy with how it felt.

Built with some of my favorite components like:

Campagnolo 11-speed group

Deda Newton Shallow handlebar

Specialized S-works Toupe saddle

Specialized Turbo tubulars

Time Xpresso pedals

Fizik Superlight 2mm bartape

and always tuned with some light parts like Tune U20 QR, Specialized titanium bottle cage and Engage Gavial brakes.

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A success includes great friends and a good guide:

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And fika:

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A great recovery ride with beautiful views and ferries:

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It’s nice sometimes to be a bit classic and think that style more prioritized than performance. Just plain simple like white socks 😀

Map and stats: Strava

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Cafécycling to Eldtomta

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Riding with great people on a Sunday without pressure is a pleasure. Not so fast today but some new roads, some old and a great fika. Passed a bridge like on Basemile. Rode on icy snowy gravelroads like Basemile:

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Also found out that it sucks with roadpedals in snow, get frozen and doesn’t work until you clean them…

Also got some great gravelroads like after Lida and finally we found the café which says they got Stockholms bäst Shrimpsandwich (Räkmacka in Swedish sounds so much better)

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Unfortunately not on picture but I almost managed to skid under a gate on the road back, really funny 🙂 My Sequoia likes to skid but my fenders doesn’t.

Did some proper riding too:

Not the most effective rides and days but it was a great Sunday and it was fun 🙂

Map and stats: Strava

Cannondale Slate 105 preview

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The bike that came out of the box, Cannondales New Road bike Slate did I try yesterday. Thought of writing about it here but it will be on a bigger website and I will share a link as fast as it’s up.