Monday, March 03, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Headed out solo for some winter magic on Lake Mälaren.. Started at Varpsund in the southern end of Ryssviken and headed north up towards Gorran and then back the same route.. About 25% of the trip was on skis and the other 75% on skates.. The ice was 10+ cm with some 5-8 cm of wet snow on top..
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Headed a fair bit South-west to lake Hjälmaren in search for clear ice with Jon & Magnus.. We had good fortune once again and enjoyed great conditions.. We started at Norra Fiskeboda, and passed Edet, Tåken and Vinön Before making a loop South and then back.. If the weather holds we hope to try out the archipelago next weekend..
Saturday, January 18, 2014
After a longer period of sub-zero temperatures, which (unfortunately?) was also accompanied by a lot of snow, Jon, Magnus and myself headed to the lakes of Gisslaren and Vällen in Northern Uppland.. Good fun to skate in the powder, but one has to take care on the ice beneath, frequently checking the conditions and thickness..
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Headed out early in the morning for some ice-skating with my brother Trond.. At dawn we arrived to Svenstavik at the southern tip of lake Storsjön.. Ice conditions were pretty decent but during the heavy wind the night before a lot of ice was brushed away.. Still, we made a lap of around 10 km before being back at the car.. We continued to drive on to lake Rätanssjön, where conditions were a bit worse but still good enough.. Turning point was at the northern tip of theblake where Ljungan river enters.. This second session was also around 10 km.. Hamburger lunch on the way back to Östersund went down like a treat..
Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
First XC-skating session of the season.. I headed north-west with my brother Jon to Lake Tämnaren, which often freezes first of the classical ice skating lakes in the Stockholm region as it's very shallow.. The conditions were really nice, altough the wind picked up considerably during the morning and at some places we had to make our way around open water or very thin ice.. A great day!