Monday, March 03, 2014

Hiking, Kindla Nature Reserve, 1st-2nd of March

Kindla nature reserve, March 1st-2nd 2014.. Made a miss-calculation and assumed the snow would be gone but far from it.. Snowshoes and ski poles would have been great, but I managed to trudge through the deep snow anyways.. Started at Lövåsen on the south side and spent the night up on the Kindla mountain on the northern side.. Calm and beautiful area..

Saturday, February 22, 2014

XC-Ice Skating, Gisslaren, February 22nd

XC-skating with my brother Jon on Lake Gisslaren in Uppland, 22nd of February 2014.. After 3 weeks of warm weather and rain, the ice is in bad condition on most of the lakes in the Stockholm region.. But we had a great morning on sufficiently strong but soft ice, covered either in 1-2 cm of water or soft slush..

Sunday, February 09, 2014

XC-Skating, Skokloster/Ekoln, Feb 9th

Sunday morning solo xc-skating, starting from Skokloster Camping and heading north.. With more than a week of temperatures above freezing plus a fair bit of rain, all snow is now gone and the ice on the lakes is clear and covered with a thin layer of water.. Being solo, and still recovering from a very bad cold, I kept the pace low but it was still great to be out and enjoy these magical conditions..

Saturday, February 01, 2014

XC-Skiing and XC-Skating on Lake Mälaren, Feb 1st

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

XC Ice Skating on Lake Hjälmaren, Jan 26th

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

XC Ice Skating, Gisslaren and Vällen, January 18th

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

Cyclocross, Järvafältet, January 5th

Sunday morning cyclocross ride on Järvafältet.. Still grey and muddy but with a nice fog that brightened up a bit.. Settled with 20 kilometres in moderate pace..

Thursday, December 26, 2013

XC-Ice Skating, Jämtland, 26th of December

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

Cyclocross, Uppsala, 21st of December

Very warm for the season so all snow and ice has melted away.. Between X-mas related social activities, I headed out Saturday morning in Uppsala for a couple of hours of riding.. 4-5 C, with a slow but steady rain.. I first took a loop south-west in the area around Hammarskog and found some nice trails, gravel roads and muddy fields.. Then I headed east and followed Fyrisån north before heading back home again.. Total distance was about 44 kilometres..

Sunday, December 01, 2013

XC-Skating, Lake Tämnaren, Dec 1st

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!