Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kuhankuono Extreme 2008

We had plans for a longer ride in the Kuhankuono national park in November. Everyone fully expected the weather conditions to be wet and miserable, but just a few days before the ride was to take place the temperature dropped and we even got some snow. Instead of a wet fall ride we had a nice dry (with some exceptions) winter ride. The morning temperature was -11°C and it rose to about -7°C during the day. It felt a bit chilly after the warm fall, but in practice this temperature does not yet affect cycling very much. Four participants meant that we were able to ride fairly fast, taking into account the circumstances.

Start at 8:00

Thawing a frozen Shimano freewheel

The wheel barbecue was successful.
Matti H is riding again.

Snow-covered boardwalk...

... might lead to this

The sun is rising

Don't fall down, it's wet


Lunch break

Matti h and JJ at the Vajosuo birdwatching tower

Rather difficult riding

How did this happen?

Frozen rear derailleur

Frozen SPD pedals

The boardwalk is somewhere under the water

Almost done

This was the best Kuhankuono ride so far. The full set of pictures are here.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall light

The fall greyness gave place for some nicer weather, at least for a while, which was perfect for going out for a ride.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Kalliobaana 2008

JJ organized a larger group ride in Mynämäki. Besides the usual suspects from Turku and Kaarina, there were participants from Pori and Tampere as well. The weather was no too bad, and it almost did not rain at all.

Even a rigid singlespeed 29er has problems.



Lunch break

Matti H

The full set of pictures are found here.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tour of Kaarina 2008

The first annual Tour of Kaarina (Kaarinan kierto) organized by Matti H took place at Oct 12, 2008. This was a relaxed group ride in the near-city forests of Kaarina, just next to Turku.

First start at 08:00.


Trail destruction

JiiH tries not to fall.

Second start at 10:00


The full set of pictures can be found here.