If you the recipe on a great weekend you will get it here:
Gather 15-20 great cyclists
Rent a castle (or a house next to it) somewhere in the middle of nowhere
Arrange a car to take the cyclists bags to the castle
Buy food, cyclists like food
Go ride there on friday, a nice ride on saturday, back home on sunday
CK Barriär and Velonode did this with some help from Rapha and Oatly this weekend. It was white, was magic, really fun and sometimes like you thought ”what am I doing here”. When it comes to the end, riding bikes and spend time with friends and great people far away from stress and big citylife is awesome. Thanks Hagen and Emil for this!!!
Started in Södertälje 2 days ago:
Rode to Rockelstad castle in fading sun:
The place we stayed at:
An epic shortened ride yesterday, takes time to ride in snow and sun goes down a bit to early:
And then we went back home:
The tourguide and my best German friend, Hagen:
Except beans and my frozen cassette today this is the best way to spend a winter weekend on. Everything is never perfect but the it has been fun. If you missed it, check @ckbarriar on Instagram for the weekends best pictures.
Were 6 riders leaving Hammarby Sjöstad this morning for a gravelride to Dalarö and back. No one thought we should come home with 4(!) punctured tubes. A great ride but it was wet and today it was cold hands and feets for me, took like 45min to get cold feet and a little bit later they were wet too…
But anyway, even in the rain and on the very wet and soaking gravelroads it was great. I live to ride on new roads and I think my Crux does too 😀
Singletrack is the shit with cx/gravelbikes:
Some are eating, some are fixing a bad rimtape:
So good with singletrack I show another picture while waiting on Fredrik:
Last puncture 20m from the café:
The first puncture which ended with 2 punctured tubes and 2 empty air cartridges (?):
Happy to be able to do this ride after what happened in Paris last night. We are all humans and everyone is worth the same. Some who doesn’t believe don’t contribute to the hashtag #prayforparis but for us who does, let’s unite and pray for the people in Paris no matter of religion. If I would have been there I would have been happy if someone prayed for me, no matter if they are christians or muslims or something else. Every religion is for peace and let’s help to make the world peaceful!
Am moving from Norway to Sweden, from Tønsberg to Stockholm on saturday so this week is mostly about packing, packing and cleaning. Not so much about bikes or on bike (but will ride on wednesday) so putting this blog on pause more or less until sunday.
After a slow day at work I had to ride for a bit. Only ride this week as a I fly against France tomorrow and a super weekend with Team Joker. Last race weekend for 2014. Feels a bit strange in a way.
So today I was out riding my CX and trying the new tires. Impressed by a pair of 33mm tires can feel so comfy and supply riding over roots, rocks and still feels super fast on gravel. Bike was great today and it was 6,82kg when I checked. Looking like this:
Me out trying out some great tracks. good place for a cx here:
With roadshoes so no running but some technical riding so not the fastest ride. Some sprints too but I got some problem with the engine, not as strong as the bike 😉
Some parts I remember more than other. Been checking the market for good hubs like Hope Pro 2 but a bit lighter. On R2-bike sorting A-Z it has always shown Acros hubs (before Absolute Black) nut they seemed boring. Last thursday on Eurobike I had to check Acros hydraulic gears when I saw they had a stand. Didn’t look anything more in their stand.
Back on friday I got some photos to and talked with a nice guy. Remembered that I’ve seen hubs on R2 and asked about it. He showed me a hub that really impressed. Lower weight than Tune King/Kong (15g/5g) and at a little better price. A star ratchet that could be better than DT’s 240 hubs with straight pull spokes like Sram.
Acros Nineteen XC is the name:
A 19mm carbon axle, threaded endcaps that are easy to change and I think they look really good. Also got a ED and FR version a bit heavier with less straight pull spokes.
Not on their website yet as they will be released in the beginning of 2015 after some more testing.
A good view of Acros at Eurobike you will find here: MTB News