This weekend has God showed us a glimpse of why Sweden is the best country with its 4 seasons. My legs got dropped yesterday but had to ride today too and with Emile as pathfinder I knew it would be epic, awesome and a real test for me Sequoia handling all sorts of terrain. Today was the first ride we talked about getting dropper seatposts on our all terrain bikes for example 😉
Rode to Gladö Kvarn, had a fika at Rosenhill (my first time there) and met a running race in Lida before we went home along the water.
Living the biggest city in Sweden with so close to gravel, small roads and great trails is a luxury worth a lot. Now selected pictures from us:
Riding on trails full of leaves. Dry gravelroads with colourful trees:
Thinking about summer and beaches:
Dreaming about big houses next to a lake:
And having a fika at the best café:
Had a nice autumn ride with Emile yesterday as you can see.
Including the too be famous #EmileShortcut:
We drank a bit too, Etixx you know:
And finally we found the light in the darkness:
We ended up on gravelroads where you just have to push a bit extra. Rode asphalt for the fika and tried how good cyclocross is on rocky trails. The only thing we really missed out was riding on big roads with a lot of traffic. But that’s okey 😉 It took us 1,5h too meet the first car on a road. I’m impressed how good gravelroads there are just outside Stockholm 🙂
Choosed between Djurgården and Le Peloton. Choosed Le Peloton as Magnus and Linda would join and it was a safer choice for a good breakfast afterwards. Many at the start even on a friday with a little bit colder weather:
Felt a bit tired and wanted an easier ride so choosed group 3. Went really well and I even could take pictures up Lindalen:
People worked hard and it was great to see. Nice with good flow and not pushing the hardest, good for my menthal health feeling strong.
No matter which group, when the end gets close everyone pushing to the limit. Magnus attacked and I tried to hang on and it felt good. Until I hit something in the road at 37km/h and lost the grip of my bar. The bike fell and so did I hitting most things sticking out on my left side including smashing my helmet which I saw first at Le Mond. Claes came after and crashed too but not as hard I think.
Up again and checking things, straightening bars and feeling a bit stiff and probably a bit in chock. lost a plate on my left pedal too but not big things so sat up on the bike and rode slowly on the cycle path to Le Mond. Felt like a crash and feeling more stupid for crashing than hurt…
Took a long nice breakfast in the sun with Emile before rolling to work. A little happy to have had my best protecting helmet today but not so happy for using my Pierette jersey from Café du Cycliste that was just waste now
But that’s just parts and like I have said before, it’s better to crash material than the body. Sadly my body took a lot of impact too, or at least my head which is just slow and the weekend changed from a great fully booked weekend to a weekend taking it easy with a concussion. Was for over 3h at the hospital today but got to bored, talked to a nurse friend and went home again.
Now less and easy training to be able to ride Dalsland Runt in a couple of weeks. 😦 Be careful and stay safe on the roads out there.
No matter if I sit on my bike or being a regular person I want to look good. I follow the fashion of Filippa K and Eton regularly and I would never go out in a onepiece or training clothes when meeting friends. Like more to have a nice shirt on than a t-shirt. So when reading papers like Metro publishing what’s hot and not from the Swedish Fashion Week I read and consider it.
With brands like Café du Cycliste, Rapha, Isadore or Pas Normal Studios it’s now possible to look stylish on a bike too. Did and order from Café du Cycliste and thought of buying their new limited Claudette jersey:
but sold out in my size so had to rethink.
The think according to Metro to get this spring is a thin classic bomber jacket, they didn’t say anything about shaved heads and being rasists so you can be cool. Café du Cycliste is in time and launched a new jersey called Francoise. bomber style:
Will be a good looking spring 🙂
If you also want to be stylish on (and off) the bike you can use this code to get 10% discount: AMBLUN10 Used when checking out on Café du Cycliste