The Fat Awakens

Guess what, winter sucks! Dark, cold and snowy. I’m freezing and don’t wanna go outside any more. Naaaw… I’m just kidding. Winter is awesome and it’s me who’s been lazy the last two months. But to be honest. We had quite a rough one this year. Two kinds of weather, super cold or super snow. […]

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Getting out there

Ice been covering the bay for a few weeks now. But heavy snowfall followed by low temperatures makes conditions a bit difficult. Today it was a few degrees below freezing and me and Andreas decided to try to cross over to Gråsjälören , the tiny island in the city bay where there’s waffles and coffee […]

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So it begins

The last few days have been cold. This morning the thermometer showed -17 Celsius i had the morning off and it´s about time to check the status of the ice. When it´s cold the ice grows fast but it´s still to early to go far out. I took about an hour spin to check the […]

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Arctic life style

Got up this morning and the thermometer says -16 Celsius. Few things gets me going like cold weather and blue skies. It must be something in the blood with us Northlings. We were just made for this. Frost biting your cheeks and gets stuck the beard, i just want to stay outside. But it´s just […]

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Swedish Lapland Winter 2016 sum up

Winter 2015/16 was a good one. A few cold weeks made the ice build up properly and the archipelago was frozen far out to the outer islands. I have gotten further out this winter on the fat bike then the other years i´ve been riding. I made the first ride across over the river on […]

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Guest Post: Bike- and Ice-fishing at sea!

By Andreas Broman         Dear bike nerds A nerd, to me, is someone that is passionate and goes 100% into something. Nerds can actually geek into anything and it is not unusual that they spend more time on it than what is actually healthy. It can be stamps, RC planes, model trains, […]

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Pack ice play ground

Since the last trip to the outskirts of the archipelago i´ve been longing to get back. Me and Kevin never got the chance to go further out to check the pack ice due to fog. It´s been a few weeks since we were out and the spring winter is turning out to be pretty awesome. […]

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Recon ride

Since my buddy Kevin is coming over from England this weekend i had to check the ice trails. Kevin has been over here the last two years for ice riding. But, the last winters has been really crappy with rain and bad conditions on the ice. This year is different. We’re having perfect winter weather. […]

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Ice premiere

Finally the unrideble time is over. Those “inbetween” season months when riding is not an option is over. This year the ice is late due to a warm autumn . But the last few days we went way below freezing and last night was -17 degrees Celcius. And finally the ice is ready to ride. […]

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Old friends, New friends, Fat bikes.

For the third time Kevin from England came to visit us here in Luleå. Kevin came here for the first time last March to do some ice riding and participate in Bothinaloppet, the 60 km ice race between Luleå and Piteå. Unfortunately the weather last year was a disaster, no snow and heavy rain made […]

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