Mid-October and the fall foliage looks beautiful in the evenings too. Also, back riding with the @konabikes Dew 'Adventure / Allroad' bike with new tires, @ritcheylogic WCS Shield 650b x 52. After having way too much punctures with @schwalbetires Thunder Burt it was time to get something more durable. The WCS Shield looks very promising for rugged forest roads and should be fairly fast on the pavements. I'm really looking forward to winter and it will be interesting to see if we have finally better winter with snow and cold temperatures after several not-that-good winters here in Southern Finland.
Throwback Thursday to one year ago when I had holidays in Italy. I was riding there with my road bike and rode from Fiumicino Airport to Anzio where I slept under the sky on the side of cemetery. The next day I continued to Gaeta where I stayed with my family. This photo was taken while touring around Monti Aurunci Nature Park. The roads and scenes were incredible. I really love also these kinds of adventures and hope to do more in the future.
It's all about fall foliage here right now. I took these photos yesterday on my way back home from work. Here in Southern Finland it's notable that there is a lot of variability in the foliage between different trees, while in Lapland the foliage comes pretty much at the same time for all trees. The reason for this is that Lapland's trees doesn't have much genetic differences because of harsher conditions. Maybe biodiversity man @ilari_saaksjarvi knows more about this?
Last weekend was indeed great in the Marttila Wilderness. I was there with my longtime friend and 'partner in crime' Peter @yetinylund Nylund. He is a Jack-of-all-trades of outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, skiing, nordic skating and of course mountain biking, fatbiking and bikepacking. Some of you might remember that we did together pretty unique sea ice crossing with bikes between Åland and Finland in 2011. He is also a great photographer with pro-level equipment and took great photos of me during the weekend. Here is one of them and more will be published later. Thanks Peter, I feel fortunate to have you as my friend! 📸 @yetinylund. . . . @konabikes @bikeshopfi @nextiebikes @enduragrounddivision @enduraofficial @tomsportagency @lumicycleuk @keliclothing @optinako @smithoptics @porcelainrocket @timecycling
Juomakivenrahka mire in the Marttila Wilderness. A truly scenic place with a true wilderness feeling.
Overnighter with @yetinylund in the Marttila Wilderness!
The pursuit of perfection! Today was finally the evening to build the new fatbike wheels for my @konabikes Wo. @nextiebikes Xiphias 105mm carbon rims laced to @dtswiss 350 Big Ride hubs, Sapim Race spokes and DT Swiss brass nipples. I just love doing this, it's also very therapeutic. The end result is of course completely true wheel with very even spoke tension. Man, it's mental!
Fall colors are really exploding now. This is definitely best period of fall season. Really relaxed commuting today too.