Riding gravel in my 'backyard', July 2018 from the archives.
Mid-August and summer is definitely not over yet. Not hot but not cold, temps were 19,5...17,5°C during evening commute today and @keliclothing Kanerva merino wool cycling jersey was just perfect. It's interesting how merino wool works in a jersey like this, the feel is different and in a good way.
Nice day aboard my @konabikes Dew Adventure Allroad bike. The larger 650b 2.1 tires made a big difference on the rough gravel roads.
Another very nice gravel / forest road ride and mini adventure in Kimito Island today. I scouted all of the familiar forest roads in Nordanå-Rosendal region which is remote area without habitation. Good place to see wildlife too. I saw one dead marten which looked like it had been hit by some vehicle. Everything was rideable with 700x40 tires but I would prefer higher volume tires here, like 650bx47-54 and 700x50. I have planned a very stunning 200 km gravel / allroad route that goes around the whole Kimito Island. Would some intrepid riders like to join me in the near future?
From the 33°C on Sunday the temperature dropped to 17,9°C max today and it dropped further down to 13,4°C on my evening ride and the wind was also from the north. Quite a contrast I would say. Good thing that I always carry extra clothes when I'm away from home.
Yesterday's ride (~58 km) was so nice that I wanted more of the same today. It was even warmer, or hotter, 33°C but with a touch of wind which cooled it a bit, especially in the early evening. Pretty easy stuff, you only need to keep yourself hydrated. Ended up riding ~77 km. Today's route was one of the best for rather short distance.
I've said it before but I say it again. Kimito Island is a paradise of remote forest roads. Rugged. Remote. No habitation. Wilderness feeling. Today I scouted some more again and what a great day in 30°C heat! Check out my stories for more.
It's hot and green outside, but I'm preparing for the forthcoming winter, which I think will be pretty exciting! The postman delivered today these new rims from @nextiebikes, Xiphias 105mm wide. Maximum flotation on snow❄ with the lightweight and strength of carbon fiber, and as you can see, with custom decals! Big thanks for the support Nextie! They are celebrating their 6 year anniversary and they are offering some anniversary deals until 31st July, good time to purchase new rims. 🚲