Episode #5 Arctic Adventures on the air

While in Björkliden we recorded a new episode for the podcast on Mountainbikeradio.com with guests Kevin Hodgson from the UK and Fredrik Broman, Aurorasafaricamp/Humanspectra.com

Quite messy and chaotic but we had great fun recording it. Check it HERE!

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Big Mountain Weekend Edit – Part One

So we filmed a lot during the weekend in Björkliden. Here is the first part from our trip to Låktatjåkka Mountain station. At 1240 m the highest situated station in Sweden. Hope you like it.

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German television goes Fat Bike. And we´re in it

A few weeks ago a journalist at German television contacted me regarding using some clips from my short film Shores.

That felt pretty cool and here is the article on Fat Bikes from www.dw.de

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Big mountain weekend – Day four (last one)

We had quite proper weather the last few days, a bit cloudy. But to wake up on our last day in Björkliden and get kissed by the sun form a clear sky i just amazing.

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The riding to day was all about filming. We headed out to the single tracks behind the hotel. The trails here are just amazing.

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Out british friend Kevin headed out on an adventure by him self. Me and Lars got some pretty awesome shots. I’ll start editing as soon as possible. We ended the day with a swedish classic. Fried palt on open fire with lingon berrys.
A perfect end to a perfect weekend.

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Big mountain weekend – Day three

Riding down to Rombaksbotten from Riksgränsen is a trail i’ve been longing to do for years. It’s the old support trail for the railway that runs from the mountains down to the fjords by the atlantic ocean. This is an epic 15 kilometer ride of awesome single track through stunning nature.

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IMG_7102.JPG We did a lot of filming and photographing. There sure will be more reports from this further on.
Well back home we had an excellent dinner at the hotel. The view from the restaurant in Björkliden is just stunning.

IMG_7118.JPG Later on we did an episode on the podcast. Great fun to have Kevin and Fredrik as guests.

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Big mountain weekend – Day two

The second day in Björkliden served up single track paradise. We headed for the highest situated mountain station in Sweden at 4000 ft above sea level. We did about 3000 ft on nine kilometers. One hell of a climb.

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They also got the highest located bar in Sweden.

IMG_7076.JPG The ride down was epic. We did a lot of filming. There will be a edit as soon as we get home.

IMG_7088.JPG Now we’re drinking and replannig for tomorrows adventures…

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Big mountain weekend – Day one

We finally got away on a big mountain weekend. Three days of fat bikes, rafting and beer drinking in Swedish Lapland. Me and Fredrik loaded up the minivan with fun stuff and headed to Bjorkliden.

IMG_7049.JPG We left a rainy Luleå and after a five hour drive we arrived at a mountain resort soaked in sun.

IMG_7028.JPG My buddy Kevin from the UK was already here and we hooked up for a brew planning the weekends adventures.

IMG_7045.JPG The Lars had some work obligations and will join tomorrow.
I have a feeling this weekend is going to be awesome. Stay tuned….

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Podcast Episode #3 Summer sum up on the air

We finally got together to record on the BLISL-podcast. A little tribute to Cyclist Robin Williams, summer sum up and big mountain plans. Check it HERE
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Links

http://bicyclehabitat.com/

http://www.mountainbikeradio.com/the-drunkcyclist-podcast/calf-lube/

http://salsacycles.com/culture/2014_salsa_preview

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And… I´m back

So, i´ve had a few weeks of. Crazy summer heat in Sweden and i loaded up the family for a road trip in the old Corolla.
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We rode about 330 miles (metric) through our beautiful country. The goal was Apelviken outside Varberg on the Swedish west coast. I´m just a surfer by soul. Not much waves up here in Swedish Lapland. But my old friends from childhood who lived down there for 15 years are.
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We knew they were staying there with their families in campers by the beach. After three days on the road we arrived to beautiful Apelviken. surfmat
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We stayed for six nights living the easy life on the beach in a tent.
The surf was not up but we still had an amazing time by the sea. Skimborading, swimming, eating and drinking. The kids were up all night chasing rabbits. My only regret was that i did not brouhgt the fat bike. There were miles of sand dunes to explore. But on the other hand. This was a quality time with the family.
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It has by all means been an amazing summer up here and the time off has been inspiring, lots of cool stuff in the making. First of all we are recording a new pod on sunday, should be out next week on Mountain bike radio and we are also planning another roadtrip up north with bikes and kayaks. We will also get a visit from Kevin who was up here last winter. So a lot of fun stuff in the making, plus i got something going on with the awesome guys over att Fat-bike.com but more on that later on. Need to chat with uncle Gomez some more… =)

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Boys of summer

There is not much riding being done right now. I´m managing the shop by my self for a couple of weeks as my brother is on vacation. Over the last few days temperature has been rising to over 30 degrees Celsius and business is slow. I thing i have watched every single mountain bike edit on the internet.
Yesterday was by far the hottest day and i just needed to take a ride to the beach for a brew and an evening swim, and of course some sweet sand fat biking. The Lars dropped by my place after work and we headed to one of our many sand spots that has evening sun. First a bit bit of gravel road by the riverside.
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Then its time for those sweet sweet packed sand trails among the pines.
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There are trails in every direction around here. But we headed right to the shores of Luleå River.
I had been inside all day but Lars who got the day off chilled on the sand while i took a swim.
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We had a couple of beers in the evening sun, the time is around 8.30 pm and it starts to get darker. In a few weeks it will get completely dark during night even up here.
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The Mukluks took a rest in the sand.
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Before returning we took a little roll on the sand. Nights like this one are pretty rare and so very beautiful.
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On the way back we stopped by where i usually go out on the ice during winter. These to pics are the exact same spot. I love the contrasts of living up here.
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The sun has not set yet…
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To sum up an excellent evening we stopped for a few more beers at our favorite hangout by the north harbor in Luleå. Lots of people just strolling around. Lots of people turning their heads saying: Look at those big tires. When riding fat bikes that kind of comes withe the package.
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And finally the sun sets, around 11.00 pm. Cheers bike lovers.
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