Changed for my Sram XX1 crankset yesterday, upgraded from 34t to 36t and changed the rotors that was worn down to Ashima AiRotor. Gained around 200g so 8,71kg Cannondale Scalpel this morning
Tried to find every singletrack possible in the forrest north from my house. Some nice flat twisty ones and a lot of up or down. The forrest is a hill and there is a lot of tracks up and down. Thought of my friend Leif today as I climbed a technical singletrack, really nice when you climb standing with 36-42 gearing because it’s so step and you got grip and managed all the rocks and things in the way with traction 😀
Thought about a new thing today too. Earlier everyone used Continental Race King Supersonic tire. A big light tire with really thin sidewalls. Then people went for Racesport with better but still papersidewalls or Schwalbe Racing Ralph. My Panaracer Quasi-Moto isn’t as light as those and doesn’t have so thin sidewalls or even paperlike. It got a really soft rubber sidewalls that works really good with low pressure. Like on CX comparing a Tufo tubular with A. Dugast or FMB. Think about that next time you buy tires, feel the difference in the rubber.
Ended the ride (where I paused a bit in the middle) with a ride up to Slottsfjellet which is the most famous place in Tønsberg. A hill with a castle tower in the middle. This is how it looks from there:
and me trying to match my bike 😉
The ride: Movescount
Changed my 36t XX1 chainring from my cyclocross to my Liteville for todays training with Fløyen MTB. Don’t think my heart rate belt was 100% as the heart rate was a bit high today but had me thinking about that it is you can ride mentally looking at numbers. Rode up to Krohnegården and when my clock showed 182 in heart rate I didn’t push more. Looked like this when me and John waited for the others (swedish, 27,5″, 36t and all that):
Did 1,5 lap there on the changed course (put a lot of dirt in the start of a section so unrideable). Leaving Krohnegården Eirik broke his chain and without chaintool he rolled back home. Back in the city John left us complaining on a knee. Went up Fløyen and felt pretty good using 36-32 on the climb. Decided after Skansemyren that I should keep that gear all the way up and here came the heart rate numbers again. After I fought myself around the last turn on the steepest part my clock showed 192 in heart rate. Never been over 194. So rised and pushed on some more, a couple of gears extra and had to sit down a little before I could rise again. Topped 199 in heart rate. 🙂 If my clock had showed like 182 instead of 192 I wouldn’t have stood up and pressed more, than just tried to get up but a record gives motivation to press harder 🙂
On the top Ole left us and me and Mikael thought of going up to Brushytten but changed half way. Rode Fløyen Rock Garden as Mikael never managed the hole before, but did today so all smiles 😉 Wasn’t my day and did a lot of small mistakes, got down 5th best time but not as happy as Mikael. Before going down we took Stand and Deliver and I tried a new line, was pretty good but needs a bit more practice to go faster than on the normal line.
Great training before the CX world Cup in Rome that is today. More about that when the men has raced (starting 15.00). But can say that Marianne Vos can race classy.