Last time I rode around it my bike was over 10kg. 5,73kg today and as normal good company, today with Roger, Birgitte and Tom. Roger fixed some photos too.
The sad thing is that my bike wants to go fast and to attack everywhere, my legs have another will. Strange to handle the both. But really fun. Hollowgram, a good frame and stiff wheels is really nice. It happens things when you press the pedal and the only thing that stops you is your legs. People sometimes complain on Extralite stems are weak but my 110mm Ultrastem OC with a 40cm Zipp SL handlebar is really good combo. With my weight and power I don’t think that it flex. So got a real weightweenie bike with a lot of tuned parts but the only thing that isn’t perfect is the cassette. But it works and gearing down works flawless every time.
Two days ago when I woke up and went to work at 9 the sun was shining, yesterday it was a bit misty in the morning but got clear and nice pretty fast. Today when I was riding the weather was misty and a little cold when I left home and it haven’t been perfect spring weater until I came out of the shower after the ride 😉 Looked like this:
Felt a bit slow today but managed to get to Os and to the coffestop. An icecoffee and three norwegian raisinballs I had some more power left. Was decided to go up Fanafjellet and then a short but really nice climb before that. The short climb went pretty okey but my legs didn’t want to go up Fanafjellet. and 11min climb were you should have a compact crank, not 39-25 as lightest. Rode with 39-25 most of the time except two times. Started like this when I left the others:
Think I had 39-23 on that picture. Then I passed two other cyclists as it was many cyclists out today. One peloton with real amateurs that rode pretty fast with about 30 riders. Amateur like they have everything you can have like 2 big bottles, saddle bag, lights, fenders on a pair of bikes, many with Treks, everyone I think with clinchers ;), some with yellow jackets, some with teamjacket (like Sky and those kind of teams) and some with camelbak. Probably many with gps and computers too 😉
After waiting some seconds for the others (not so many) we went down and thought of home and good food more than before. Impressed by my Ciamillo Negative Gravity GSLbrakes and Swissstop brake pads. A really nice ride even thou I didn’t have so powerful legs like Roger, aerobike like Birgitte or fast in the downhills like Tom. But I had good friends, a wonderful landscape and no rain 😀 4h42min for me with a high 154 in average heart rate.
And ending with me and Tom in profile. Nice bike and as many times, a really nice Jönköpings CKkit 🙂