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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check it out on Mountain bike radio.
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.
But well worth the effort since we got a fair decent as reward. Låktatjåkka mountain station serve awesome waffles and we had a great re-fuel before the decent.
They also got the highest located bar in Sweden.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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… =)