Memories from old and not so old times gets back to you when it’s time to race some awesome races again. The 13th May is it time for the XCM Långa Billingeracet again, didn’t race it last year as I failed but this picture is from 2015. A sunny day where I did a good race and met a lot of old friends and nice people, a day I still remember. Have been riding 30000km since that day, hopefully I will be a bit faster 🙂 And my Epic is a couple of kilos lighter than the Camber was, but with less comfort.
The day after it’s the Nordic XC Championships for Masters and an UCI race for the fast guys in Vårgårda. I did the race latest in 2010. Started in front of the 2016 U23 World Champion Jenny Rissveds:
But she passed me pretty fast in the mud, like most of the others 😉 Thomas Rissveds got another good picture of me then too:
When racing on road just ends in a tragedy like this:
Kwiatkowski and Stybar crashed in the end of Milan – San Remo today and Kristoff got passed in the sprint.
This morning it wasn’t like that. I took the train to Tullinge and entered the first race of this year. A ”small” training race with many fast riders, also my first start in Men 30-39. The course was pretty fast with some technical sections. Pretty flat course but perfect to start with. Had been snowing a little and was cold so the conditions was really good too. No mud and super track.
The race started with I’m getting passed by a friend shouting ”Come on!”, I just laughed as I already was riding fast (if you ask my legs). The race was a bit mental, going full speed 1 lap and then knowing you should ride 4 more can be hard even if it’s so short. Rode with a guy behind me first lap, on the second lap he passed me on the climb and I followed him, like this:
In black with a bit of red today in Specialized clothes 😉 Haven’t got new club clothes yet. The guy in front of me had a problem on the third lap a bit before this and I passed him. A little bit after a friend caught me that I managed to keep behind 😀
Was riding alone until the end of last lap where another guy caught me and I missed we where in the same class. Let him by loosing a spot 😦
So fun to race again and so much training needed my and a friend that gave me lift home talked about. Better to train than to change chainring for a smaller 😉
Marzocchi has improved a lot on their XC forks 320. The right one here is 1880g with a offset of 44mm. Then they changed the offset to 51mm to better suit modern full suspension bikes and shaved weight here and there so the new fork to the left is just 1695g.
Nice round brdiges:
The lightest Marzocchi 320 fork is the LCR Carbon that now is 1515g instead of 1660g before. Nice when it’s not just Rock Shox and Fox on the market.