Thursday, September 13, 2018

A new kids bike


The boys grow and with the 13 year old now being almost 180 cm tall, and his one year older brother slightly shorter, it was clear that the XS sized Mukluk would be much too small this year.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Nuku yö ulkona 2018


Life is fairly busy with ordinary work and also some kayaking guide work. In addition, the Axxell nature photography education I'm taking started last week, so there is no problem to use all availble time for fun stuff. Still, I have family obligations as well, and taking the 13-year old on his first kayaking overnighter was one of them. It happened yesterday, and coincided with the nation wide sleep-a-night outside (#Nukuyöulkona).

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Another small Isokari trip


I visited the Isokari lighthouse island by kayak in 2017 and found it to be a nice place. Well worth a visit again, and this weekend that happened. It proved to be a very memorable trip.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

A kayaking course at the Archipelago Sea


Last week I spent five days at the sea, with a Vigu specialization course in sea kayaking. It was really nice to participate in a Vigu course again, though this time it was as an instructor, since I graduated from the school last spring.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Trek Full Stache - The very first impressions



It was finally time to get the Trek Full Stache from Nummen Pyörä in the last of July. The Trek Full Stache is a bike I've been waiting for for several years now and I do think it is something new: It's the first FS 29+ bike with a trail oriented approach available for a wider audience. The American manufacturer Lenz Sport has had one for several years, but the geometry of that one seems a bit odd and it would be prohibitely expensive to get to Europe. Salsa has the XC-oriented short-travel Deadwood, and some other manufacturers have bikes that can take undersized 2.6 or 2.8 inch tires, but Trek Full Stache is in my opinion a lot more interesting. I do think Trek has made something extraordinary here.

Monday, July 30, 2018

The 2018 kayaking beginners trip


We decided to have a kayaking trip for beginners again this year, since the one last year was much needed. The trip was fully booked, but one had to pull out in the last minute. Still there were eleven participants and three instructors.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Workhorse


My Salsa Fargo, which I built in January 2010 hasn't gotten much mention lately in this blog, so here is one.