Toni Lund got some new gear for Christmas that needed testing, a good excuse for going out on an overnighter. We decided to meet halfway between our homes, meaning Piikkiö.
Packed and ready to go.
Starting out with singletrack.
After this I continued towards Piikkiö on smaller roads. My cheap Biltema pogies are almost to warm. In -8°C (17°F) I was barehanded and still almost too warm.
Meeting Toni in Piikkiö 21:20.
The final section towards the lean-to was a snowmobile trail, too loose for Toni's ordninary mountain bike, but just firm enough for the Pugsley.
And finally some pushing of the bikes...
... until we arrive at the lean-to.
Time to eat.
Starting with some instant capuccino and a sandwich...
... before the main course: Pancakes, the noblest of outdoor food.
We went to sleep at 23:30.
Next morning. I woke at 7:30 and Toni half an hour later.
A familiar pattern: Eating porridge and drinking coffee...
... while the morning proceeds...
... and it gets lighter.
A nice winter morning.
Packing the bikes again.
A snow tire from a long time ago.
On the move again.
Some road riding...
... before the final singletrack section.
Home in time for lunch. This was a nice little overnighter, thanks Toni for the company. Check out Toni's write-up here.
A slideshow with more picture can be found here.
Here is a small video showing the benefit of fat tires.
The full video is here.