Every now and then you need to re-discover you own back yard. Every day life just keeps on pedaling and you miss out on the great stuff that´s just around the corner. A lovely Sunday in mid July i got to see my home town with the eyes of a bunch on lovely people from all over the world.
In cooperation with Visit Luleå and TBEX16, a huge conference and network convent for professional travel bloggers and journalist, Susanne and Eric from Ourorobors were hired to guide a group around Luleå city. Since they were doing it on fat bikes i joined them as the local fat bike geek.
I met up with the gang back at the bike shop and we got to meet a bunch of amazing people. Professional travel bloggers and photographers from Delhi to Los Angles via Germany, Denmark and Romania were getting ready to ride fattys around my home town.
Time to gear up! Eight fat bikes getting ready to bounce.
Since we only had a few hours there were no time to go trail riding. With riders of different experience a spin around the harbors and off to our steel works was coming up. Luleå is surrounded by water and the route took us along the little bays to the infamous Steel park where i played around in the bowl. Fat bike was probably not the right rig for that kind of riding but still pretty fun.
Photo of me trying to jump the Muk by Ajay Travelure.in
Fat flyer. Photo by Ajay Travelure.in
Chillin by the Steel Park
Along the bike route
After goofing around in the park for a while we went by the steel works an through the old working blocks before heading down to the shoreline. On our way back to central Luleå we stopped by the ice breakers. They are the constant reminder of winter. For now they´re resting preparing for winter duty. We were supposed to spend two hours in the saddle but when you´re riding with professional travelers there is always an awesome photo opportunity around the next corner.
A bike blogger taking a photo of a pro-blogger taking a photo of a pro-blogger riding a fat bike. I that meta enough? Joanna from Losethemap.com working her magic. Joannas final result from her Instagram here!
Back in town again and we went to the South Harbor for a group shot. This is my favorite spot in town. I stop by almost every day here to snap a photo for my Instagram project #seasonsbythebay one shot every now and then to show the turning of the seasons in Swedish Lapland. Check out the hashtag for pictuers from the bay all year around.
From the left: Winnie, Talesfromabroad.dk – avrdan – Joanna, Losethemap.com – Ajyan, Travelure.in – Gunther, Myvideomedia.com – Jim, Reflectionsenroute.com – Ursula, Myvideomedia.com and Susanne and Eric from Ourorbors Luleå
Thank you all for helping me see my home town with your eyes. I hope you´ll visit us during winter as well. It is a different world here that time of year. All of you are truly inspiring people and i´m so glad i got to meet you.
Checking out the beach
All farwells Joanna
See ya Jim. Get a fat bike!
Jim cruising the beach
This guy, i love him. Stay awesome Ajay!
Until next time, Bon Voyage!