Soon racing time

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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:

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But she passed me pretty fast in the mud, like most of the others 😉 Thomas Rissveds got another good picture of me then too:

Vårgårda mtb

Looking forward 😀

the latest, by Trek

Maybe you have seen it, maybe not. I had never seen it before Nove Mesto. The new Trek Superfly FS or what the name would be. Construction like a Fuel EX or Remedy:

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Will it have Re:Aktiv rear damper, Boost148, size specific with 27,5″ for the smallest sizes and 29er for the bigger, BB90? What do you think about it?

Or did you miss it just drooling while seeing Andrea Tiberi riding in at 9th place with same fork model like I have? Marzocchi 320 LCR seems to be able to go fast 🙂

Marzocchi aiming for mtb, only

Today it was announced that Tenneco is stopping all of Marzocchi production of forks for motorbikes and scooter. Articlelink

They will just sell of their stock.

So that tells us that they only got one part left, the mtb part 😀 Great forks out on the market now with 320, 350 and 380, cool rear dampers and soon dropper posts:

Let’s hope they can come into the market and fight well with Rock Shox and Fox and not just be the odd outsider like now.

Keps Cup in Tullinge

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:

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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 😉

Map and stats of the race: Movescount

(if you absolutely have to know my result I was around 13th, 3rd last)

todays summary

Last stage and video from the 4 stage MTB Lanzarote race:

Map and stats from my ride this morning: Movescount

And a picture of me riding in the Velodrome in Falun. Early stage 😉

1495377_10152771476732968_7150453132186407703_oEnding with a cool dropper post. Marzocchi developing one with their Espresso coating. Clean looking dropper:

Updated forks from Marzocchi, great weightsaving

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.

More info about this new forks here: Bikerumor.