Stockholm is one of those cities that is geographically huge in spite of its relatively modest population. There’s a small forest, lake, island or lookout point around every corner.
Very little sleep and mountainbiking don’t mix well. But i don’t miss races, for anything, especially races with lift access. So after arriving home from the airport in the middle of the night and sleeping somewhere between 4 and 5 hours, i packed the car and drove down to Flottsbro. I felt comfortable in practice, […]
Once again the mtb comunity in Stockholm delivers. I on the other hand didn’t. In teh begining of summer i was informed that i won a spot in the innaugural Stockholm Velothon, a road race. A road race?? Yes. So after returning from the Megavalanche, i washed my trail bike and put it away and […]
Sometime in the beginning of the year i took part in a competition on happymtb and won a spot in the innaugural Stockholm Velothon. At the same time a lot of things had to line up for me to actually take part in a road race. I had to get a road bike. I had to […]
The Megavalanche….because i haven’t done that many potentially stupid things lately. But in all seriousness it was the man and bike against mountain feeling that drew me most to this insane event. I’ve planned doing the Mega for a couple of years now and probably bored a lot of people with questions about the riding […]
With a few weeks to go to Megavalanche it was time to test the bike and my DH skills on trails a little longer than Hammarbybackens 58sec runs. This was also the time i chose to introduce my girlfriend to the world of DH. Well now i know where not to take her next time! […]
Some races just don’t go well. Especially when you lose the timing chip in a crash and have to go hiking half way up the trail to try and find it. Luckily i didn’t finish last. The guy who did lost his chip twice. Life lesson: tighten the timing chip around whichever finger you have […]
In just under a week i’ll be riding the first round of ESS in Flottsbro. It’s also been at least 6 months since i’ve ridden the trails there and my memory is starting to glitch when trying to remember which rocks i can pop off. So what better way to refresh my memory than to […]
There are a few things more fun than two wheel drifting through snow. Parts of the track had sketchy sheet ice under the 30 or so centimeters of fresh powder and was unrideable. Lots of skidding out of berms ensued.
I’ve signed up for the Megavalanche this year so i figured i need to get some time riding on snow since the first few kilometers of the race are just that, a snow covered ski piste. Getting familiar with letting the bike move under me more is apparently a good way to stay upright in […]