A late post from yesterdays ride instead of sleeping for tomorrows ride. Not riding so much this week because I was in Denmark and just got home today and will meet Skoda Cycling Team on Saturday and do a test on Sunday. But maybe it’s good for me 😉
The winter came back and yesterday morning it was a lot of snow, so much I had to walk over Skurubron. And didn’t have time to pass work with my backpack. Missing on the picture is Thomas so 6 strong riders impressed me with that kind of weather.
Me and Fredrik thought the Saltsjö-Duvnäs part was too bad and it ended with all riding just to Älta. Half of us rode around Storkällan.
I didn’t have any luck in the snow, first with roadpedals and snow. Touched my fender a bit in the beginning so lost a part, went okey riding without. But when my foot got into it again in Älta towards Storkällan it got all loose. Stopped, dismounted the fender and put it a close by garbage bin. Tired of them getting loose, missing my Plug’n’play from last year, they are the best and most stable fenders I tried.
Me and Fredrik skipped Storkällan and tried to ride the rest proper. Flatenvägen was all snowy so wasn’t so fast but we did it. Finally we made it to Le Mond. Not the funniest ride I’ve done, really want spring now 😉
Colorful outside Le Mond.
And my bike with a fender less in the snow:
Map and stats: Strava
Red day, 2nd Le Peloton of 2017 and Le Mond talked about Waffles. 2h later start gathered many people even when the temperature showed -16° in the city:
My Assos jacket was amazing and my new Specialized Subzero gloves was a warm welcome 🙂
Everyone went together in the beginning but with Madde attacking. Me and Michael got up to her and passed, then we rode alone. Or Michael rode with me trying to hang on his wheel 😉 Really cold and when we came to Flaten it went colder, the others talked about -22°. Today was a record for me, never been riding in such cold before but went ok and my bike worked perfect.
Ended at Le Mond with waffles and people bragging about how hard they were:
Awesome start of a friday. And Bikecafé Le Mond is like a cycling café should be. Simple, welcome and good space for bikes 😀
Thanks to everyone who joined today. Colder than last year but still as happy people 😀
Was snowing yesterday evening so when I came to Urban Deli it looked like this today:
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:
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:
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: