Amazing winter panncakes

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Some days are better than others and when the sun is out, the roads are dry and Adam made a route to a great fika place, then you know it will be a day to remember. Adam wanted to to go Ösmo so he planned a nice route from his place and invited some friends. We came and met up.

Got fast asphalt riding.

Got low energy feel.

Got great fika.

Got dry fast ice.

Got a nice (or two) walks in the dry snow.

Got use of 42-42 gearing.

And we all got a day to remember instead of just missing summer.

Pictures from yesterday says it all:

Just click on a picture to make it bigger. Thanks Adam, Anton and Emile for the pictures.

Map and stats: Strava

Le Peloton #137

New week, new Peloton, new weather. Snowing and too warm made life wet today. After forgetting my helmet at work today I started the day without a helmet which felt a bit strange:

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Passed work on my way to Urban Deli and got my Evade. Magnus took a picture to prove I had a helmet:

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While I took a picture of him and Christian:

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After a short night and with the cold my legs didn’t feel so fast so rode the group 4 shortest loop together with Magnus. Got Company by Claes too so went a bit faster. Maybe not my best training ride but a ride is better than no ride.

Map and stats: Strava

Le Peloton #128

Was snowing yesterday evening so when I came to Urban Deli it looked like this today:

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And empty. While I was texting Kalle about how many we where Claes came too 🙂 So far never been alone on Le Peloton 😀 We took a groupie of us two Sumo cyclists:

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Too much snow in the forrest to ride the CX peloton and a lot of snow everywhere, as Le Peloton is about breakfast we rode around Älta while waiting for Le Mond to open 😉 Was good roads until Älta but worse back to Stockholm city. With awesome skills, Sumo power and smiles we managed to get to Le Mond even before the breakfast was ready. 🙂

And got our well deserved waffles:

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Not my hardest ride but best waffles so far this week. If you want to see the ”impressive” ride, watch it here: Strava

As an end of the day and as I got an adventure bike I tried new adventure tires. Specialized Grount Control in 1,9″ or 47mm. Have to try them on some more challenging roads than just cycling paths tomorrow or on friday:

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Tour de Ötzi (or I’m stupid)

I didn’t ride Vintervättern but I did this shorter version. Tour de Ötzi is a Brevet race around Mälaren (the short 198km loop) in wintertime.

I got out of bed 5.50 and sat on my bike 6.45 this morning. Rode to Barkarby and signed in. Around 30 riders to start which seems to be the record wintertime.

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It felt too fast in the beginning, it felt like I should hit the wall just before Södertälje but the stop saved me. Probably didn’t look so good as both Martin and Hagen asked who I was. Thought about turning around but as on Lida Loop last year I continued. Was good first from Södertälje but after Nykvarn it started to feel to fast, a long day. Dropped the first group and as some others dropped a little earlier I thought they would catch me.

Wasn’t sure about the road in Mariefred so a guy caught me and we rode together for some minutes before he rode too slow I thought. Came to the next stop in Strängnäs when the first group left. All alone and left alone. After that I didn’t saw any rider at all and it felt like the straights were climbs, my tires/wheels felt slow and I felt weak. Kept my pace with the thought that if the legs were spinning I would reach the finish.

Ate a hamburger in Bålsta and then it started to feel a little bit better. When seeing the sign Barkarby it felt good.

Finished after 9h15min, 198km which around 130km alone. Felt like waste. Sat there with the first group and a guy that just came in ahead of me. The first group came in 35min before so not so bad of me.

After riding totally wrong twice when trying to get home I played safe and rode on known roads to get home sometime.

10h20min in the saddle which is an all time record with 246km so my 2nd longest ride. Magic.

No neon reflex vest today as I wont be a randonneur:

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Looked like this today, Café du Cycliste bibs and awesome winter bibs, old wool socks with Specialized Defroster shoes, Icebreaker wool underjersey with Specialized Therminal jersey and a Specialized Racing vest, Café du Cycliste scarf (style you know), and Öster Cykel buff under my Specialized Evade helmet and Oakley Radarlock glasses, Hestra lobster gloves worked good too:

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Map and stats of my idiotic ride: Strava

And of course my Diverge worked perfect, fast ride today so never used the small chainring 😉

Now it’s time to rest as all of my body feels like waste and I am the one who have ridden most kilometers this month in Sweden on Strava 😀

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