Really warm today on my bike commuting, +30°C, but shoutout to @enduraofficial. From brutally cold Alaska winter to summer heat of Finland, I'm grateful to wear their kit. These hot days are so enjoyable with Pro SL bibtights + helmet and FS260-Pro short sleeve jersey + mitts. And yes, that is @ritcheylogic VentureMax handlebars, for the forthcoming n+1 bike, peeking out of the @evocsports Mission Pro backpack (there's plenty of other stuff too).
The heat is on here in Finland. +28,2°C was measured in Turku today, but I think that is just warm. +33,5°C was the highest temperature today in Niinisalo and that's more like hot. So here is one photo to cool us down, from @itialaska 2020. I was recovered enough in McGrath after I was hit with chest and eye infection. It was -25°C when I started to ride towards Takotna and oh yes, I was indeed riding and not pushing my bike and it was pure winter paradise as you can see! The trail was in excellent shape and the sun was shining. I rode all the way to Ophir but when I was getting near Ophir it was night and the temperature dropped to -40°C and that is the coldest temperature I have experienced so far. And yeah, that was pretty damn cold! I was tired but happy when I got to Ophir. I was back in the game after illness!
Happy midsummer! Hyvää juhannusta!
After too long break from longer rides (due to busy work schedule and commuting) I had a bit of mission today. I was going to ride the whole Kimitoön Gravel Paradise ~180 km route with my friend Teemu S. It was a gorgeous summer day with lots of sunshine and 25°C temps. But I had awful lot of punctures and we ran out of inner tubes after fast patches failed too and mission was aborted at 137 km. @wildernesstrailbikes Byway 700x40 is fast tire for commuting and better gravel roads but I suspect that the remote and coarse stretches in Kimito Island were too much. Still a great day on the saddle! More photos in my Stories.
Bicycles are my profession but they are also my passion. They have always been and they always will be. This bike is my old cyclocross bike and commuter, @ridley_bikes Crossbow from 2003, after I removed some parts for Kona Dew Adventure project. I've had a plan for a long time for this bike and I started it last year but put it on hold because of ITI. In the coming weeks I will finally complete it and I'm beyond excited because it will be something different and exciting! But what will it be? . . . #bicycles #bikes #gravelbike #gravelbikes #cyclocrossbike #cycling #bicyclepassion #passion #bikemechanic #bicycleculture #cyclingculture #commuterbike #commutingbike #humanpowered #humanpoweredvehicle
It's been a while in this scenery.
Summer is exploding here and I have some friends at home. Zootaca vivipara, also known earlier as Lacerta vivipara.
I can see some beautiful things on my commuting routes. This old bridge is not exactly on my route but it's on the side of it and I see it pretty much every workday, if I'm not riding on some other, alternative route. I took this photo on Wednesday and I think this bridge deserves more photos in different light and daytime.