Guest blogger at the Salsa Culture blog

I´m super proud to take part in Free Range October on the Salsa Cycles Culture blog as a quest blogger. Free range October is a one month of every day fresh content that goes hand in hand with their philosophy:
“At Salsa, we believe a sense of adventure makes life better. The bicycle can be so much more than just a bike; it’s a path to new places, new people, and amazing experiences.” Lots of amazing stories from across the globe.

In the late summer me and some friends had a micro adventure on one of the remote islands far out in our archipelago. Check out my story, just click on the image below.

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Rise of the planet of the Fat Bikes

About one year ago i wrote a post on how fat bikes was going to the masses. In my wildest dreams i could not think of the progress being made since then. Fat bikes are now a part of the bike scene. Riders and manufacturers has realised that fat tires are not just for sand or snow. Since the Rock Shox Bluto fork has arrived more and more fattys get front suspension as standard.
Salsa Cycles stepped up and made the first full suspension Fat Bike “Bucksaw” and declared that Fat bikes are mountain bikes. And now we see a lot of prototypes hitting the scene.

I also got a feeling that common people also starting to get a hang of it. Every body who runs fat bikes are use to turning heads and reactions like: “wow thats some big tires” “isn´t that heavy to ride around” “i´ve never seen anything like that before”
Now days i get more and more people saying: “oh, thats one of those fat bikes, they´re really cool”.
Still the bike community is split. But there will always be those who are against. But thats ok fat bikes are not for every one. But to say that it´s just a passing trend is just stupid.

But be warned, Fat Bike are addictive. Just check this Infographic form Singletracks.com

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New episode out. #6 Rampage night

So me and The Lars had some big plans to record during Redbull Rampage. Did not work out so well. The Rampage is quite a thriller to watch. So it´s just two tired guys drinking beer and nagging on e-bikes and stuff.
Business as usual…

Clic on the pic to have a listen.

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Why bike pack? Two minutes that sums it all up.

“Cracking open a lake chilled beer and eating cheese”.
Mike “Kid” Reimer from Salsa Cycles sums it up in two minutes. Not just bike packing but mountain biking in general.

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´nuff said!

Fat-bike.com has been doing these short films from Interbike in Las Vegas. Good stuff. This one is by far the best and most AWESOME!

In less then one minute Mountain bike icon Gary “the fish” Fisher defines what it´s all about!

And what an awesome suit!

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Big Mountain Weekend Edit – Part Three

So i finally got together the last edit from our awesome weekend in Björkliden. This time i had the chance to try out Final Cut. Quite a upgrade from crappy imovie that i´ve been using for the other parts.

Any way, here it is.

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Big Mountain Weekend – Part Two

Since we were riding three full days in Björkliden. This a little edit from our second day. 17 kilometer downhill-ish from Katterjåkk to Rombakbotn in Narvik. Epic cycling in an amazing environment.

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Fat-Bike.com

IMG_7195 In the beginning of the summer a certain Mr Lake Gomez contacted me regarding reporting fat bike adventures form Swedish Lapland. We were just about to leave for our summer vacation so i got some time to think about it. Not that i needed that. Of course i will write for the best source of Fat bike propaganda on the internet. I´ve been following Fat-bike.com for a long time to get the latests news in the world of fat tires. To be a part of them is just such an honor. Lots of love and thanks to Uncle Gomez for having me onboard. Just click on the pic on the left to read my first post and intro. Hope you enjoy it. /Olov

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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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