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.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Two more lighthouses


Another little trip on my list was to paddle from Merikarvia to Kristinestad/Kristiinankaupunki or Kaskö/Kaskinen. A one night trip with some daymarks and lighthouses on the route, and also a logistically easy one. During a visit to my wifes homeplace in Närpes with the family, I unloaded the kayak in Merikarvia and started paddling, while the rest of the family drove to Närpes, about one hour away.

Strömmingsbådan


Another lighthouse pretty far out, and known for weather observations, is Strömmingsbådan, somne 20 km west of Bergö. A barren and interesting place, impossible to resist for a sea kayaker.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Norrskär lighthouse


The Norrskär lighthouse is quite far out in Kvarken. I visited it in 2017 when exploring the Rönnskär archipelago.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Glimpses from Gotland


I spent the last week in Gotland guiding a group of 17 cyclists. While there was a fair amount of work arranging everything, actually doing the trip was relaxing and the group was great. The weather was fantastic and we had a good time. Really what I needed at the start of my vacation, since there has been quite a bit of stress lately at work. Some impressions are shown as pictures below.