Well. Today was also king. Here’s Janne, smooth operating through the trees close to Åndalsnes.
Back in Stockholm now, after a nightmare trip back from France. Had a nice weekend in Dalarna after that though. Check out some iPhone shots of new gear and classic Swedish midsummer:
Went biking, with new POC shades. Perfect for biking, and fishing! They’re polarized, of course.
AND! New shoes from Addnature. Sweden’s best and biggest online store for… Almost everything that has something to do with the outdoors. I really liked these shoes. Thought they were gonna be “less performing” than my old bike shoes. But they’re actually really stiff and good! With SPD. Sweet!
They didn’t help me up this tricky bugger though. Super stoked on my new Canyon 29:er, but not even that took me up. Today maybe!
Ciao. Long blog silence from me. Sorry about that. I’m returning now. Starting light today, with a short video from the biking in Scotland last week. Had an epic stay in Innerleithen! Rode my XC bike (Canyon Nerve AL 8.9), and was a bit scared it wouldn’t be enough on the downhill side. But… worked well! And I think I had the best “up-bike” by far. Ha ha.
Thanks Gösta Fries for inviting me, and thanks alla others for the time there.
Started the more serious training before the season now. It’s not fun in the beginning…
Was biking with Calle Friberg the other day. He’s pretty much the fastest mtb dude in Sweden, and… Words are redundant. Not even his magic cookies helped me!
Went biking on my own a couple of days ago. Got lost, as usual. Guess it’s because I never dare to take that path that leads away, the other direction, so I learn some new tracks. Always lost.
Got a new t-shirt from The North Face that made me happy though! Home sweet dome… I like tents…
And! I bought some old Swedish books yesterday. It’s a classic Swedish series of five books. When I got home, I saw that no 3 was from the original edition from 1964, and signed by the author Per Anders Fogelström. Stoked!
Had a car shoot with Daniel Rönnbäck the other day, on the way home from biking. Felt kind of weird. Ha ha. But I think he got some sweet pics! Below is my iPhone shot.
But first some biking.
And between some fishing. Good times! I like this shot. Water is the best mirror…
Small video from the biking with Daniel Rönnbäck yesterday. Awesome XC biking in Rörbäcksnäs!
Every monday Junkies On a Budget are releasing a new trailer. This week it’s from We Make Them Wonder.
Some photos (if you read at Freeride.se, you need to click the photos to see the captions):
Last days has been some biking, and some work. I’m finding new routes in Nackareservatet and Sicklaskiftet all the time, so I’m so stoked on biking. My biking partner in crime, Pape, also wants me to starts on a really serious schedule, so that I can start compete, and get as fast as he is. I don’t know… Biking is good for legs and knees and… pretty much everything. So maybe it’s not a bad idea.
Anyway, have to get back to a Whistler story with a deadline that’s closing in really fast. Here are some phone shots:
It’s been a strange summer. Haven’t been fishing that much. Haven’t been biking that much. What have I done?! Working more I guess. But yesterday I was biking with Pape for the first time in a while. Maybe for the first time this summer. So fun! He knows the area here a lot better, and all the good trails. Going for it tonight again. Good to be back on a full suspension bike too. It’s a less fancy bike, but I like my Nerve XC 8.0 a better than the CF-bike I used last week.
Next episode in the MTB school: