Saturday, January 14, 2017

Yep, it's a bit of a winter alright!

Last week the cold and now the snow. Yep, winter is definitely here! After the heavy snowfall of the last few days I was absolutely dying to get out even for a short little MTB ride. It's a bit tricky but I simply love riding in snow. I got geared up staright after lunch to have a proper winter spin. 

Sunny and not too cold...sweet! :) 

Polishing the skills of balance 

Moving from 29 to 29+ and fat bike after that :) 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The first spin of 2017

What a start of the new year! As we are currently havin' one of the coldest weather in a many years I think I'm not mistaking to say that it was a tough enough first MTB ride of 2017. And when I say tough I'm not talking about a regular chilly spin... I'm talking about riding in COLD!

-16 degrees at 10 am in the morning

So, I dug up pretty much all my winter gear, got wrapped as hell and left the house. Riding in -12 degrees takes a good bit of clothing indeed. 5 layers on the body, 2 pairs of gloves and a heap of warm up cream on my toes & fingers

Of course my health and the fun factor is important to me, so I cut the ride short and turned home early enough. Managed to have a 1 hour and 15 minutes long spin with almost 300 metres elevation gain. This little ride was only enough to kick off the new year and to be honest in these proper cold conditions it was perfectly enough for me. 

So, it has started. Roll on 2017!  :) 


Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 in numbers

Ok, here we are... it's all here. My not so good 2016. I think we can all agree with the fact that I'm not over the moon when I'm looking at these poor stats. 

But hey! Life isn't always easy. I have about a million other things to do besides riding my bike. Do I want to spend more time in the saddle riding savage trails & climb mountain tops?! Feck yeah! And I will do everything I can to make it happen this year! Let the year begin, roll on 2017!! 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Good bye 2016 // The last spin of the year

At my favourite spot: the lake is frozen

After a cold morning it turned out to be ...

... a beautiful day! 

Let this view be the last one from behind the handlebars in 2016 :)