Bothnia ice race and new trails

All of a sudden the seasonal trails start to wake up. Still no snow up here but cold weather allows the ice take control over our archipelago. It amazes me every year. How a whole new world gets easy access.

Soon we’ll be able to ride across the ice and hit new trails never ridden before. Sure i rode the ice last winter. But it’s never quite the same.


I went down to the south harbor to check it out this morning. I haven’t ride the fat bike for weeks but the Monstercross is quite nice to, as long as the snow waits. Also registrations for The Bothnia Race is now open. Lets just hope for tons of snow. Like last year there will be a fat bike class on the 60 km ice race between Piteå and Luleå. This is the first time Fat bikes are allowed on this race since last year was cancelled. To ride on the ice along the shore line is really something. Even if we weren’t able to race last year we did a lot of ice cycling. This sure is the fat bike dream ride.
Even if we are on the ice, its still covered in hard packed snow, ideal for fat tires. Last year we attracted riders from England and i´m pretty sure Kevin is coming back this year and hopefully bring some friends.
We´re in for a fun winter. Ice races, bike packing on the ice and your average fat bike fun in the snow.

Click here to register. You can choose your language on the registration site.

The OMFG-meter just hit the sky, Bucksaw carbon baby!

Salsa cycles made my pants wet a few months ago when the introduced their full suspension fat bike, Bucksaw.
Just now when i was closing the shop for the day i received their latest news letter.

Presenting the Carbon Bucksaw.

The Bucksaw sure was a game changer in the fat bike world. But this… Just wow!

Quite pricey but i´d sure sell my soul to just try out one of these. And the color just wow.

Well done Salsa Cycles.

Pre winter depression

I´ve bee lazy. No riding, no writing, no podcasting. All work and no play just like on the Overlock hotel.
October and November is just the worst time of year. It´s all a long wait for proper winter to arrive. We had some cold beautiful days with temperatures below freezing. Then when it starts snowing it gets warmer and the lovely white stuff is just a grey wet blob. Also its so dark when the snow is not here. It´s a pain in the ass to just wait for winter trails and the ice to freeze up so we can go ice riding in the archipelago. Inspiration for riding now is just gone. Still i got a lot of stuff going on and great plans for the winter. But i´ll get back to that i later posts.

One thing i´d sure like to do more this winter is ride the fat bike down hill more…