Absa Cape Epic stage 6 and newest kit

Sauser back in a Evade helmet (why changing between Prevail and Evade?) and Kulhavy seems to have no problems just push on 😉 If you want to be as cool as Sauser and Kulhavy and help the people in South Africa, then you should buy a bike from them. Their special Cape Epic bikes will be auctioned out on Songo.info after the race. Seemed like a good day today for Specialized Racing:

and I used my new Oakleys on my way to and from work today. New Oakley Radarlock that I won earlier, works pretty good riding asphalt without prescription 😉

Now time to prepare for tomorrow. First race coming up 😀 😀

Cape Epic stage 1

The week of Cape Epic and planning to write as much as possible about it 🙂 Magic race:


And Annika Langvad and Ariane Kleinhans getting pimped Era’s with golden stickers:


Highlights (and lowlights with Emil Lindgren’s crash):

Specializeds view of the day:

And how to go fast in a descent, Jose Hermida Ramos passing the others in a cool clip 😀

the bikemood

Bikes can get you in a certain mood. Take commuters for example, if you’re on a hybrid with fast gears and flat bar you go pretty fast and want to pass all slow bikeriders and pedestrians, sometimes pass red redlights. An older women/man on a standard bike never does that, they just cruise and doesn’t harm anyone.

The bike that got me thinking of this is the Specialized Era. The womens bike for rides who want to race as fast as possible on a mtb. Like Annika Langvad. But there are 2 riders that I think of. The most smiling person I know in Stockholm and the only one I know riding an Era, Jessica Claren:

And the other one is cyclocrossrider who started to ride and compete a lot on mtb too, mostly stage races. Sanne van Paassen:

Both are always smiling, both are riding Specialized Era (both Specialized Crux too but not the point).

How is with your bikemood? Are you a mirror of your bike or why not?

Cyprus Sunshine Cup

Are you following the big start of the XCO season? Matthias Wengelin show Jaroslav Kulhavy how to race and earn a spot in Specialized Racing Team. Riders with new teams and kits. Jolanda Neff and Pauline Ferrand Prevot seems to not be in top shape like last year. After the first 2 stages of this weekends stage race Fabian Giger and Annika Langvad is leading. Langvad won the 55km point to point race yesterday with over 4min to Neff. Here is a couple of videos from Ghost Factory Racing Team with Lisi Osl:

Any more nice videos from it what you’ve seen?

Lovechock Specialized Team for Cape Epic, and Leftydream

Sanne van Paassen and Jolien Janssen is racing Cape epic for Lovechock Specialized Team on Specialized Era. Here’s from their latest training camp:

I also found a nice video from Racing Shox (who I’m getting my new Marzocchi fork from) riding a Cannondale Flash showing nice trails in Spain with a Lefty fork 🙂