Every year Sven has his own little tradition to go ride in the midnight sun on the brightest day of the year. This time he invited some friends. We met up around 10 pm for a 10 km ride to a small forest lake. I had to force myself since i almost fell asleep while putting my 4-yearold to bed before leaving. But when arriving at the randevou point in full sun light it was totally worth it.
We took off in to the forest on quite technical trails. Lots of roots and rocks. To stop and have a chat was not an option. Mosquitos are quite eager for man-blood. Especially at night. It´s just a 8.2 kilometer ride to the lake and riding thorough the woods at almost midnight is really something else.
It has been pretty wet this spring, trails are muddy in some parts and there are loads of wood bridges over the mud holes. I brought the Instigator but should have ridden the Mukluk. This is fat bike country!
After a while the forest opens up an we arrive to the lake.
This is really something. On Midsummer solstice the sun stays down for about one hour, well “down” it´s more like it starts to set and then have second thoughts and start to rise again.
We were not alone by the lake a few midnight sport fishing enthusiasts were already there.
These bright summer nights makes an amazing contrast to the dark winter. In december we only get two hours of day light.