Endless winter.

This winter has been the most strange one in years. We are just i end of February and it has been so warm that i rode my Monster cross on bare asphalt yesterday.
Usually this time of year is the absolute coldest. This pic is my profile picture of FB from last years February. It was shot after a ride from work in -34°c.
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All this spring feelings kick starts my road bike heart. It´s not good. Since this spring feelings aren´t true. Winter is MTB-time and there is still lots of that left. I´ll guess the roads won’t be clean until May. But i can´t help longing for bright summer nights with hot asphalt and just go on mile by mile. Hit some nice café and have at stop with some friends.
Here is how bright the nights are here in Swedish Lapland. This pic is captured around 7 pm.
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Last year we had an awesome ride and finished up at our local pub. A Guinness never tastes better then after 70 kilometers of road racing.
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Family sunday on frozen water.

This sunday morning the sun stood high and the temperature was around 0°c. I packed the whole family in the car and went down to the ice road that surrounds our town. It runs between the north and south harbor here in Luleå and is popular spot during the winter.
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I brought my Gopro and bike. The kids were ice skating and riding sleds.
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Hot chocolate does the trick.
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Me and Andreas went on a little ride along the trails on the shore.
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It was an amazing day. I made a short movie that i´ll post as soon as it´s ready
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Oh… Thats my mum to the left.
Life in Swedish Lapland sure is good =)

Bikes, coffee and weird weather.

Lars called me and asked if i wanted to join him on a coffee test at Hemmagastronomi Everybody knows that cycling and coffee is a match made in heaven. So of course i joined him. I closed up my shop and met him at Loveatwork.

First quick dinner and a brew.
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Then of to coffee bonanza… The distributor is a small coffee rust business from Stockholm, Johan & Nyström
We had eight diffrent samples.
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It was very nice and a real eye opener how good coffee should taste.
The winner according to me and Lars.
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Since yesterday the temperature has dropped from -18 c to about +2. It has created a weird fog in otherwise ice cold february.
It´s very beautiful tough
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Now i´ll guess it´s going to be at bit hard to go to sleep… 😉

Fat bike update.

I finally got the new headset from Superstar. It really feels like I’m getting somewhere on the fat bike project when i can fit the fork.
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I went for On-one Mary bars. Wanted that old-school “Klunkerz” look. And the Mary bars has a nice back-sweep.
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The Inbred seatpost is also from On-one. Love the Inbred guy. =)
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I also fitted the cranks and bottom bracket from E-thirteen. I will remove the big ring and replace it with a bashguard. I will go for a 2×10 XT drivetrain.
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It really starts to look like a bike… =)
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