Red Hook Crit

2nd race tomorrow. London, Great Britain!

Until you can do as me and watch the documentary from Brooklyn, sadly just from the men’s racing:

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Race Across Skåne 2016

My best cyclingday last year was RAAS, wrote about it here: RAAS15

So for this year my expectations was high, maybe too high and the weather didn’t seem to be as good as last year either. This year I knew more about the ride, I knew more people and it was really fun to come to Musette where the start was and meet everyone, including the new owner of my old Allez 🙂

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The Ride group started 1,5h before us so just the Racegroup left when I came and a lot of nice people to talk too. And a lot of cool bikes to have a look at, but just one S-Works…

Then the Race started with a masterstart by Emil and Patch leading us out to Dalby:

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With the big group rolling behind waiting for the race to start:

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Nice roads, nice people and great tempo made it great. Until around 60km where we had our first crash. A Skodaguy sitting in front came with way to high speed into a 90° corner and lost his front wheel. His bike just slided into a stonewall with him behind with at least a broken fork as result and his race was over. 😦 Not so long after we had a bunchcrash when Carl hit the braking wheel in front of him and we where 3 you came down. Carl got bruses and a couple of broken spokes, Ola got a dent on his Allez (my old) and I who was the last one down just got a couple of scratches on my leg and bartape.

Then we had lunch and met Therese from Rapha in Vitemölla:

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On the way back it was some heavy legs in the beginning but we got up to speed in the headwind with some attacks that didn’t worked out. The famous ravin which is a ”gravel” road downhill with really loose sand this year the group got split up a bit but gathered in Blentarp or a bit before that again where the last short stop was.

Then Even crashed with a dear, didn’t see it but seemed not to be to hard as he was riding like before afterwards. Up the long climb and then it feels like a never ending end. The road goes down, and up, left and right and you never really know if Malmö is getting closer. And the rain began, was a lot of rain hurting our sour bodies. Happily it was warm so freezing and no need for extra clothes. And suddenly people started to ride fast, the group got longer and Hagen was up front sprinted and took the win! Was so worth it as he seemed really strong the hole ride and no one seemed to be a match for him.

And we rolled into Malmö, to Media Evolution and the afterparty 🙂 The ride was to an end

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My bike was perfect, my body worked good until 162km where I had a dip and it was really fun 😀 Patch did a great job this year too keeping the event awesome 😀

Map and stats: Strava

The Allez sale continues

Wasn’t much of interest in buying my bike complete as I hoped for but knew. So now it’s for sale in parts. Help me fund money for next project.

Allez frame size 52:

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S-Works crankset, different looking arms. 172,5mm arms with 38/52 Tune chainrings:

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Shimano RS80 C24 wheels, almost new:

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Specialized S-Works seatpost, 27,2x350mm:

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Tune Geiles Teil 4.0 85mm stem:

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Specialized 40cm wide handlebar:

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Write a comment if you’re interested. And please share this for everyone who can be interested. For sale page will be updated tomorrow.

Specialized Allez Sprint

With innovation it will bring us so much more fun. There are some comparing bikes just looking at the components when they aren’t as important as the frame. But there is always a budget, most often at least and that’s why Cannondale has lead the industry of high end aluminium roadbikes with their Caad. They made both Specialized and Trek keeping their alu frames up to date and even Canyon has got on to the train of a good aluminium roadframe, not just cheap.

So what to do when you pushed the limit of a regular roadframe in a material? Like they did with carbon, let’s go aero.

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Specialized spent more time in the Wind Tunnel developing the Allez Sprint than the old Venge. It’s as stiff in the bottom bracket as a Tarmac and the seatpost is straight stolen from the Venge ViAS. A smartweld bottom bracket unit got the stiffness up and the weight down:

1160g in size 56 so when people talk about that aeroframes are heavy they had wrong in this case. Specialized went all the way on the Allez sprint and steepened the seat tube angle, lowered the head tube and got a little higher bottom bracket. All to be good in going fast around Criteriums. So it was perfect to add a Sram 1x drivetrain and skip the front derailleurmount too.

It was launched in the middle of 2015 it’s still cool. And still not available in the Swedish market which is a shame.

But it’s been upgraded. Now also available as a x2 version with front derailleur:

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Can also look like this special for Chris Riekert at Specialized with Campagnolo EPS in the colour that maybe suits Specialized better than Bianchi:

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(did you notice the ViAS handlebar?)

Want to know more, look here: Bikeradar or SBC

The Specialized Allez for you

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The bike I’ve ridden the most is up for sale. Got new wheels, tires, tubes, cassette, chain and bar tape in the end of last season and now it’s just hanging collecting dust. As my heart seems to dream of Italian things all the time I’m selling this beauty for an older more classic bike.

Are you interested?

Size 52.

Price around 16000SEK. Send an e-mail to me at cerrol.jl (at) gmail.com for more info and buying. Can be this years best deal if you want a really good alu frame with very good components.

From one side to another, the 2015 recordyear

2015 has been a long year, a year with over 14300km/558h on bikes. It all started with a mtbride with Patrik, Lisa, Jessica and Jaime

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that was started with a fika at Magnus Johansson’s bakery in Hammarby Sjöstad:

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I’ve been riding in hard conditions for a long time:

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I’ve been trying to ride fast and it have really developed my rode riding with Le Peloton:

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And I’ve been hanging around what has been voted as the best café in Stockholm, Cykelcafé Le Mond:

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I rode some mtbraces with a couple of Keps Cup, Lidingöloppet, Billingeracet and Lida Loop:

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I did the middle version of Ronde van Vlaanderen cyclo together with my friends Johan and Magnus:

I’ve been really got to know my best roadbike so far, my Specialized Allez. It’s come to the point where I no matter of feeling or weather just have been jump on it and felt like home.

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I’ve got to know many many great people along the roads and coffee shops:

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I’ve been riding more than ever with my idol Henrik:

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I’ve done the ride of my life, RAAS where I actually felt fast:

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I’ve been seen beautiful scenery in the middle of nowhere:

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I’ve been learning how to take pictures that get many likes on Instagram, and sock style:

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I’ve also been racing my first nationals in Cyclocross:

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A small but great evening was the Le Roi de La Montagne, a small hill climb with style and power:

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It’s been a magic year. So much fun, so much coffee 😉

It all ended on the other side of the roundabout in Hammarby Sjöstad with a breakfast after yesterdays Le Peloton:

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Thank you all who made this year!!! I hope I spread some joy in your year too.

Happy new year and tomorrow I’ll tell you about my plans and dreams for next year 😀 Can it get even better?