Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Road ride

I finally got out the road bike as well. On Monday I did a 1 h / 30 km morning commute on it and today a 3 h / 90 km morning ride. It felt great.

In the evening I went for a ride to the library with Tor on the trailer bike.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Back on the bike

It was two weeks since the last real bike ride. No exercise for two weeks, except for the short commute to work, due to the eye surgery and a work related course in Helsinki. Today I went for a two hour ride on mainly local singletrack with the Fargo. As expected, the Fargo worked well even on technical singletrack, but the lack of suspension is of course felt. Still, for mixed terrain rides it works well. The trail are drying up nicely, and for the most part are in good condition. In some places a lot of mud and water still remains, so some care must be taken in selecting the trails to ride.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Temporarily off the bike

I have not been able to do any bike riding this week, except for commuting to work, due to having my eyes lasered. For one week after the procedure, one must not get any sweat into the eyes and be extra very careful with them. Hence, no real exercise this week.

My preliminary plans for next weekend is to do an overnighter to the Marttila area. If the weather is fine and my eyes heal as expected, I see no reason not to go.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday ride

I did a sunday ride for a little over two hours with the Fargo, mainly on road. Ruissalo was full of people and is actually not a very friendly place for cyclists anymore. It seems that the intention is for people to take the car there and then go for a walk.

The weather was sunny and warm, but I could not see any wild spring flowers yet.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


There has not been much bike riding during the last two weeks. The winter trails are no longer rideable and the roads and bike roads haven't been in very good shape until the last few days. I spent the Easter holidays elsewhere, during which time the snow melted really fast in Turku. Now the roads are in good enough shape for some road biking. I will have to bring out the rode bike soon. Todays morning ride was done on the Fargo, though. I managed to break the saddle, but otherwise it was nice. The spring is here, though it is not visible from the following picture.