Le Peloton #179


I’m starting to see a pattern here, like last year…


We all made it to breakfast so the rest is history we can forget about, at least me. A great breakfast at Le Mond 🙂

The history: Strava


Le Peloton #178


Can you see the dry asphalt? A miracle working waking up in the middle of the night, ride with heavy legs since yesterday and meet some nice people. Manage to hold Peter’s wheel up to Nacka Forum:


Then at the redlight at Storängen I dropped for real. Nils and Rille in the front today riding superfast, can’t believe how they can average 35,5km/h on studded tires…

Took a couple of shortcuts and ended up at Le Mond with tired legs, out of shape today. Tomorrow it’s restday and then hoping for better legs on Friday 🙂


At least I had a new kit today, team cx speedsuit matching my bike 🙂 #lookprogoslow today 😉

Map and stats: Strava


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Time to look back and see the ups and downs of this year. What to learn from the sad and what to remember as good.

The big things seems to start with Racemile Showdown in the end of January, this year not so cold but really icy as seen on the picture above. My Sequoia came to it’s perfect use with 42mm studded tires:)


A weekend with friends and a big Thank You to Hagen for arranging 😀


Then came a spring with a not so fast Sequoia which didn’t seem to give me any extra leg muscles. Instead it became a dropping time on Le Peloton with a too low handlebar and I felt slow…


It may have seen like many people on the picture here but my thoughts has been Le Peloton is loosing people to other things. Like Morningspins:


Without finding the speed on my roadbike I found it on my superlight Epic ht mtb and cut my PR at Långa Billingeracet with around 20min 🙂


The fastest bike I’ve ever had and super agile. Unfortunately it didn’t have an rear damper and I seem to have been older making my back hurt after like 40-50km Marathon racing. Felt fast uphill, it felt really good downhill singletracks but on on flat singletrack with roots and rocks it felt like I was standing still.

So I ate ice-cream instead:


And I tried to ride with fast people, SUMO style:


Manage to do a Randonneur with these great people in awesome pace 🙂


And according to Strava the one I was riding most with in 2017 is Emil who’s super fast:


A thing I didn’t think was I was going to do Vätternrundan once again. Riding around a boring lake on boring roads with stressed people. But Stefan convinced me to apply and what a team. Known and unknown people having fun going fast for almost 300km 😀


I never thought I would do it at 7h27min, and remembering it as fun. Riding with Henrik, getting to know Glenn, seeing how simple everything seems for Calle and Fredrik. Everything together with Jukka and Karl keeping things together. And the biggest effort by Erik for making it all possible and making us have a calm knowing everything is in control and skipping the stress so many people got for Vätternrundan. Skoda Cycling Team is not just a team effort, it’s like being a pro with everyone trusting you 🙂


The summer passed and the next big event came.

Race Across Skåne. Another friend like Hagen arranging a top notch event. Waking up in Malmö that day not feeling on top was a bit sad as I really longed for being in top shape that day. Got dropped sitting totally wrong in the crosswind pretty early, feeling like on a spring Le Peloton but at a 190km race instead of 40km training. Ending up with meeting my good friend Emil who saved the day. Cruised on this wheel feeling shit the rest of the route:


We had a crash in a group and it started raining. Everything felt just bad so at the last stop I got an ice-cream…


It’s always fun with an ice-cream, always 😀

The day after I felt worse, driving to my mum instead of doing an recovery spin with the rest. Got fever but manage to get good until our adventure trip. Me, Emil and Emile went to Norberg with gravelbikes and target to explore some new roads in the middle of nowhere. I felt slow after my illness but I love new roads and places. I found a straight fast road on a sunny day outside Norberg, or the road maybe found me…


The end of the summer after a stupid crash. But the start of knowing I got so many kind friends always there to help out. So thankful for everyone making my recovery easier. I missed Rapha 12 Hills and many many kilometers of sunny cycling but it could have been worse.


I got back on a bike outside 😀 Have been feeling slow all autumn but I’m riding and no matter of speed cycling is a beautiful sport. And with help from Specialized Nordic and Specialized Concept Store Stockholm I’m more motivated than ever. Got the dreambike which I’m hoping to ride everywhere, all the time and with a smile (when the salt is gone from the roads)


Travelled to Girona for some sun and met some cool people:


So 15437km later the year ends and I’m still not tired of cycling. The best way to explore our beautiful world and meet nice different people from all over the world.

For 2018 I want to go to new places, new countries. Want to enjoy every moment no matter if I ride in sunny Italy or just commuting to work a rainy grey day. Want to be a good friend. Want to watch some proper roadracing and maybe even meet Annemiek van Vleuten. Want to be an ambassador of our beautiful stylish sport without judging people. Because style is important 😀 IMG_20171229_083905_413

So welcome 2018 and good luck having more fun! Let’s enjoy every moment 🙂


With Sthlmess to the north

I’m not a tourist that likes to stop and watch things, but I want to see things and discover new places. I’m always motivated to ride in new areas, to new places or in different directions. When Rille asked me if I wanted to join his new teams training today I felt more fun than the alternatives.


First a lot of suburb, the finer ones until we hit the beauty of Kalhäll. Going along the water instead of towards home tired on the asphalt as last time was much nicer 🙂 Rode the small route to Kungsängen and along Mälaren. Until the thing that no one wants happened. Dante slipped in a corner and while the rest of us (except Rille who was in the front) tried to brake and not run over him we crashed too, super slippery black ice 😦 A couple of bruises and straightening a saddle we got up on our bikes again. Now a bit slower.


Out on a big road and it looked a bit icy but no worries, tried to stand up and try the rear wheel grip once and it wasn’t much. Said to Rille I thought of quitting and taking the first train home. We met a couple of other riders and joined them for a bit and then we found a nice cycling path. The three of us without studs got happy about the grippy gravel 😉 Cruised along towards Sigtuna and the famous fika


and for the only picture I took today:


Stopped at Tant Brun and got coffee and cake, worth coming back (in the summer). After Mårten talked about taking the train home from Märsta which was closest and I wanted to join. Rode a nice cycling path straight over to Märsta and then we changed our minds when we had to ride back to the train. Continued with the group and took the train from Rosersberg which was the next station instead.

Map and stats: Strava part 1

Perfect timing in Rosersberg and didn’t even have to wait for the train to arrive. Got on and was satisfied with the beautiful ride. The train had to wait for a green signal but no rush for us. After a while they said it was an electrical fail further ahead and we had to wait. After 40min the website said the traintraffic should be starting 20min, we waited and joking about it. Then when it changed again and they didn’t know when it should start we left… Cold we started to ride back to Stockholm instead, easy in the beginning then it’s like a labyrint from Upplands Väsby and to Sollentuna, messy cycling paths that goes back and forth under and over the main road.

Outside Sollentuna we said goodbye and took different ways, it started to get dark and I just wanted to go a known road home. Stopped for a mars and took of my innergloves as I needed more space for my fingers. got up the heat again and the kilometers got moving with straight known cycling paths, red light intervalls at Sveavägen and I could smell a warm shower and my sofa. 🙂

Map and stats: Strava part 2

Home and happy. Some really nice roads today and I have to do the same route (except the trainstop) in the spring/summer again 🙂 Great company and pace too. And thanks to Rille for all pictures except the bikepicture, good with a photographer with you on bikerides 😀




In Sweden we celebrate St Lucia the 13th of December, today so to speak and what suits better then to do it with a Morningspin around Djurgården ending with eating lussekatter at Vahallabageriet which they only bake this day.


Klas didn’t just arrange, fix glögg and took the picture here above, he also was the only one doing a proper instalap:


-6° C made it a slow story, for me even slower as I don’t seem to work as good in the cold… But we all got around 2 laps and got lussekatter. A great start as usual of a working day 😀

Map and stats: Strava


SCS adventure


Stockholm is surrounded of gravelroads, some of them are surrounded by Stockholm. Christer and Johnny found some new roads, shared with Magnus who fixed Johan as a Garminguide for todays ride. Me and Viktor joined and helping making it an adventure:


Everyone had the best bikes and smiled more than the hills where steep 😉


My Diverge tackled every obstacle better than its rider too 😉


Not every day I got use of 44-42 but that’s the good thing with it and new roads, ready for everything 🙂

Map and stats if you want to do the same awesome ride: Strava


The Dutch mountains

Cafécycling on Ekerö/Färingsö today and 21,6km headwind on the way there for me. The wind continued and it was like riding in the Netherlands. Headwind, tailwind and sidewind and cyclists all over the place.



2 pictures showing I was in the front today, maybe the only ones as it was really hard with 38mm graveltires when the others more or less had roadtires, and where i better shape. Klas attacked so much he and Peter took a detour and still got ahead of us. Petra seemed to be in top shape, Jimmie attacked me on the small climbs and Emil tried to keep it steady on the front.

Mostly it felt like this for me:


Trying not to get too dropped. Or trying to not bonk:


It was hard, but we all made it back:


Misery isn’t a word for todays ride but it was very hard. Happily I had a nice tailwind back home from Le Mond and I got to see the best of my bike, really like it when it’s purple:


Map and stats of my suffering: Strava