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Dream ride video!

This is one of the best MTB videos i have ever seen so far.So inspiring, makes me wanna take my bike and ride right now! (if my job wouldn’t bother me 🙂 )

Dream ride!

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No snow, just mud.

Saturday 8AM i met with a friend of mine to go on a ride and on the way test my new crankset, cassette, brakepads, disc rotor…

We did 36km of rough terrain.Week ago there was 30cm of fresh snow on the hill and -7 C. Today it was 12 C already in the morning, cloudy and windy on the hill.
Snow is gone except some small patches on the top of the hill. All is left is lot of mud under the carpet of leaves. That makes it pretty interesting to pedal uphill :).
Soft and slippery beneath the leaves, it is just even hard to push the bike uphill.


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November 21, 2016 · 08:44

Sunny days are gone

And one photo from my ride few days ago when it was still sunny, although the temperature was some 15 C on top of the mountain.

Waiting and hoping for some sun days, till then looking at the rain and waiting for the first snow.

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The World’s Ride

Amazing cycling photos from around the world!

Steve McCurry's Blog

The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.
– William Saroyan

West Bengal, India West Bengal, India

Kabul, Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man.
Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish.
Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.
– Iris Murdoch

Indonesia Indonesia

China China

Bicycle Haiku
Wheels  carried me from
Youth to middle to old age
Never complaining.
– Kay Earle

Angkor Wat, Cambodia Angkor, Cambodia

Rajasthan, India Rajasthan, India

The first real grip I ever got on things
Was when I learned the art of pedaling
– Seamus Heaney

Bangladesh Bangladesh

Morocco Morocco

My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles.
They both move people forward without wasting anything.
The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.
– Peter Golkin

Mali, Africa Mali, Africa

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.
– President John F. Kennedy

Kabul, Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan

Cuba Cuba

Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope…

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Sony HDR-AS50 action cam-short overview

Few days ago i purchased SONY action cam HDR-AS50 (why do they give them such complicated names? 🙂 )
Separately  i had to buy bicycle mount for handlebar and strap mount for helmet.
All in all, with some discounts i got, it cost me 178 USD.
In the package, there is underwater housing capable to go 60m under the sea (for 30 minutes). I will not go that deep, just 4-8 meters maybe, but it will come handy for recording underwater landscape on my holiday.
Today i made first video while riding with my kid to kindergarten and then to work.
Videos need some processing and i will update this post later on.

In the meantime, here are more specifications and pictures of the cam.

http://www.sony.com/electronics/actioncam/hdr-as50

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-HDRAS50-Full-Action-Black/dp/B01950TF8I

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Bees like elderflower

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016. It was time for 6. or 7. round of “harvest” for elderflower. We like to make a syrup with elderflower so now is the one of last days to collect some more flowers, before they dissapear.

During the day, temperatures are already above 30 C, so i started early in the morning, 6:15. Just in time to reach the woods before the sun starts hitting in the open.
Made 40km of mostly trails, nice singletracks deep in the woods. Enjoyed picking the elderflower that smells so intense these days.

Second or third batch of elderflower i picked in the woods closer to my home, but they were not so fragrant like this from the hill (around 700-800 m above sea level). So i think it has to do with the clean air, different altitude where it grows and gets that wonderful, powerful fragrance.

Like the tea or coffee that is harvested higher in the mountains and is regularly more expensive because of different surrounding, the cleaner air and rain i guess.

This bee made a good company for some 30 seconds. I watched how she jumped over the flower looking for the nectar. Just managed to take a photo while i was holding the flower and then she disapeared, without saying goodbye 🙂

Bee_elderflower

One friendly bee!

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Early spring ride

Didn’t post here for some time, partly because i was busy, partly because i got lazy writing :).
Short impressions from Monday ride, March 29th 2016.
Spring is here, i know it by the allergy that hits me in that period for the last 3-4 years.
Cloudy day, with temperature around 7C on top of the mountain.
39km and 2900kcal wasted on the trip!

Monday-ride1

Uphill! Heart rate at 180 on this one.

Monday-ride2

Old sanatory for pulmonary patients. Opened in 1909.Abandoned in 1968. and left to decay. Some use it for paintball from time to time.

Monday-ride3

Large puddle that’s full of tadpoles!Probably waiting for some warmer weather to come out 🙂

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