Got into a cyclingteam!

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People think I can ride faster than I do. And they been trying to get me into a group of fast riders to ride fast around Vätternrundan which I said I don’t want to do again.

In a weak moment I sent an application to Skoda. Heard from many it was a great experience and thought for myself if I would ride around Vättern again I would do it with a pretty fast and pro riding team, don’t want a mess and don’t want to ride too fast like 7h20min.

Skoda Cycling Team is doing it in 8h and with super support. No matter results this is a way for me getting faster and having fun at the same time. Really happy for this spot (even if I may not show it) 🙂

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Got a package from them today and next weekend we’re meeting and testing . Looking forward.

Le Peloton #139

Trying to have an easy week this week so after two days of just commuting it was time for some speed today, or trying to get some.

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Met up with the usuals and the Ekström brothers who came after the picture was taken of course. Started in manageable speed and I tried to be calm and just keep the wheel. Did some chasing down to Saltsjö-Duvnäs and then it was time for Stationsbacken where I managed to hold on to the others almost all the way up. Dropped in the end but it came a car at the roundabout and the others had to wait and I got back up again. Held wheel up Ektorp but then my legs burnt and I dropped the first 5 at Storängen…

Lonely slow riding to Sickla and to Älta I was almost 3min slower than the first group. Took the shortcut in Älta and on Flatenvägen the group caught me. Perfect shortcutting and I got on their wheel again. Managed to hold on until the final uphill and sprint.

It was hard but it was a good morning. And I’m happy that I didn’t sleep instead 😀

Also started the celebration of Cykelcafé Le Mond who got 3 years old today:

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8 riders today, let’s hope the spring comes for real soon so we can fill the café 🙂

Map and stats: Strava